Honey Roasted Garbanzo Beans Recipe

Honey roasted chickpeas. A sweet twist on classic roasted chickpeas. Repin to save!

You know what’s not fair? Clothing stores that use those slimming mirrors. The ones that are slightly slanted to make you look inches taller and several pounds thinner. You end up leaving the store with a bag full of new clothes, only to realize later that it’s really not you who looks longer and leaner. It was just the mirror.

So it should come as no surprised that my first recipe for 2013 is for a healthy snack. Cliche, I know. But I have a hunch some of you in the same boat as me.

These honey roasted garbanzo beans (chickpeas) are surprisingly addictive. Like other roasted garbanzo beans, they have a nice crunch to them. But what makes them different is a slight sweetness. So if you’re trying to eat healthier this year (join the club) this is a good snack recipe to have up your sleeve.

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Honey Roasted Garbanzo Beans Recipe

Cook Time: 40 min

A note about baking time: Like other roasted garbanzo beans, you want to cook these long enough so they have a nice crunch. Otherwise, you'll end up with mushy chickpeas. Test a couple around the 40 minute mark to check for crunchiness.


  • 1 15-ounce can of garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • Pinch of fine grain sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Blot chickpeas with a paper towel to remove excess water. Place chickpeas on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.
  2. In the meantime, mix melted butter and honey together in a small bowl. After chickpeas have baked for 30 minutes, remove from oven and pour on the honey butter mixture. Stir to evenly coat. Sprinkle on a small amount of salt. Return to oven and bake for an additional 15 minutes or so, until chickpeas are completely crunchy.

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10 Responses to “Honey Roasted Garbanzo Beans Recipe”

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    SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen — January 3, 2013 @ 3:59 pm

    I’ve been itching to try a roasted chickpea recipe! My sister just made a salt & vinegar version — but these are more my style.

    • Haley replied: — January 4th, 2013 @ 3:34 pm

      Ooh, salt & vinegar roasted chickpeas sound wonderful! Do you just toss the chickpeas in vinegar before roasting?

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    Alyssa (Everyday Maven) — January 4, 2013 @ 5:49 pm

    I make roasted chickpeas a lot but have never done it with honey – sounds fantastic! Happy New Year Haley! :)

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    Amber @ Mama's Blissful Bites — January 5, 2013 @ 3:38 am

    Chickpeas are my heaven! They are so delicious! I have yet to find the right spices to make roasted chickpeas to my liking but after I read your post, I thought – SHE’S a GENIUS! Awesome idea. Honey = fabulous! Will be in my oven tomorrow morning! Thank you for sharing!

    • Haley replied: — January 5th, 2013 @ 4:06 am

      I agree! I always have a can on hand. They’re so versatile!

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    Teriyaki Salom — January 9, 2013 @ 4:23 am

    The pictures is increasing my appetite and can’t wait to try this recipe and get the taste of it.

    Thanks for such wonderful recipe!!

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    Deborah — January 17, 2013 @ 4:14 am

    I am totally making these tomorrow – they sound amazing!! Thanks so much for linking up to Taste and Tell Thursdays!

    • Haley replied: — January 17th, 2013 @ 5:42 am

      Thanks for having me! I hope you enjoy.

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    Melissa @ Witness My Fitness — July 27, 2015 @ 5:08 am

    I have to say that we tried this recipe and it was delicious!  I now have several packages of garbanzo beans awaiting roasting so we can have more of these!  I featured this recipe in a list of my favorite snack recipes on my blog!  Thank you and happy snacking!

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