Crispy Pumpkin Spice Chickpeas

///Crispy Pumpkin Spice Chickpeas

Crispy Pumpkin Spice Chickpeas

Make fall snacking healthier with my Crispy Pumpkin Spice Chickpeas recipe!

Hi guys!

Before I got pregnant I was never much of a snacker.  I’d have something now and again but I preferred eating larger meals and didn’t often feel the need to eat in between.  My eating habits have done a complete flip and now I seem to need to eat small amounts every few hours to keep these babes happy.  These twins are already quite demanding!

One snack I’ve been loving is crunchy chickpeas so I decided to make a fall version.  This Crispy Pumpkin Spice Chickpeas recipe is the perfect snack for the season!

Why you’ll love this Crispy Pumpkin Spice Chickpeas recipe…

Most of the crispy chickpeas I’ve made are actually on the savory side (BBQ, Ranch & Chili Lime) but thisCrispy Pumpkin Spice Chickpeas recipe is actually sweeter!  I used coconut oil,  pumpkin spice and a touch of maple syrup to get the flavor.  The pumpkin spice gives them a darker color like a roasted sweet nut but brings all the tasty flavor.

Now the trick to get your Crispy Pumpkin Spice Chickpeas recipe actually crispy is to dry them out as much as possible before roasting.  Rinse them and put them on towels to dry.  I usually replace the towels a few times to get the moisture out.  It takes a little more time, but if you crave a crunch… it’s the only way to go.

Eat these as an irresistible snack or serve them on top of yogurt to bring more punch to your breakfast.

This Crispy Pumpkin Spice Chickpeas recipe is such a great snack because the chickpeas have protein in them until chips or something else you could just grab.

Make a batch and enjoy my Crispy Pumpkin Spice Chickpeas recipe all week!  I hope you love them as much as I do.  As always, I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below.


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Crispy Pumpkin Spice Chickpeas recipe

This Crispy Pumpkin Spice Chickpeas recipe has all the pumpkin spice flavor in a high protein, healthy snack!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings


  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil, liquid form
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin spice


  • Dry the chickpeas as well as possible by putting them in a single layer of towels.  Leave them to dry for at least an hour or longer.  The drier you get them the crispier your chickpeas will be.
  • When you are ready to roast, preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Toss the dried chickpeas in the maple syrup, coconut oil, and pumpkin spice.  Put the chickpeas on a sheet pan in a single layer.
  • Roast for 35-45 minutes or until they are crispy.  Watch the chickpeas carefully and remove any that are cooked early.
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Your turn!

Sweet or savory chickpeas?


I’m linking up my Crispy Pumpkin Spice Chickpeas recipe with: Meatless Monday, Meatless Monday, Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friday, and the Weekend Potluck. Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!
By | 2020-05-28T22:24:35-04:00 October 24th, 2018|Food, Snacks & Appetizers|15 Comments


  1. Sarah October 29, 2018 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    Need to try these! I’m having issues getting enough protein in with this pregnancy and even going as far as trying to add in things I haven’t had in years and wouldn’t normally eat. These sound like the perfect snack and way to up my protein. The savory crunchy chickpeas I use to love I’m not lately so hopefully these sweet version will be just what I need.
    Thank you for joining us for Meatless Monday!

  2. Sheri October 28, 2018 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    Hi Julie,
    Can I use olive oil in place of coconut oil, only because I have all the ingredients except the coconut oil?
    Congrats on your twins!

    • JulieWunder October 29, 2018 at 9:12 am - Reply

      Hi Sheri! You could– I just didn’t use it because olive oil can have a savory flavor and this recipe was a little more sweet. If you have a mild olive oil it might not matter though!

  3. Miz Helen October 27, 2018 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I love your crispy pumpkin spice chickpeas and can’t wait to try this delicious treat! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. Catherine Baez Sholl October 26, 2018 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    I love roasted chickpeas. Never thought to season them with Pumpkin Spice. They look delicious!

  5. CAROLINE October 26, 2018 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    We’ve just got in to roasted chickpeas more recently, they make such a tasty crunchy snack. The fall flavors sound something new to try too.

  6. Amanda October 26, 2018 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I love roasted chickpeas! And having a big sweet tooth, I love that this is a sweet version of the normally salty snack. I’ll so be trying these out!

  7. Farrah October 26, 2018 at 10:12 am - Reply

    I keep telling myself I need to try making roasted chickpeas but I still haven’t! (Sigh.) These would be the perfect snack though! *-* I need to make em’ soon!

  8. Beth Neels October 26, 2018 at 9:54 am - Reply

    5 stars
    I have to try your method! I have tried 2 versions of these in the last few weeks and have been sadly disappointed. The first are so hard, I’m afraid I will break a tooth eating them and the second is not crunchy! Neither method I tried mentioned drying them on paper towels!

  9. Alexandra Shunk October 25, 2018 at 11:04 am - Reply

    5 stars
    These look awesome! I have been wanting to make something like this!! Easy and healthy! Yummmyy!!

  10. fiona saluk October 25, 2018 at 5:25 am - Reply

    5 stars
    The fact that you went sweet and not savory on this makes me think of those nut selling stands in NYC, but a WAY healthier alternative! This would go great on the hors d’oeuvre table at a holiday party! Definitely going to be making these (and saving the aquafaba for a baking recipe which is my new obsession!)

  11. [email protected] October 24, 2018 at 9:52 am - Reply

    Sounds tasty. This would be perfect for the season.

  12. Lisa Ballantyne October 24, 2018 at 8:36 am - Reply

    Sweet or savory chickpeas? “Yes!” LOL! Looks like a wonderful and very healthy snack!

  13. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real October 24, 2018 at 8:33 am - Reply

    I need to make more of your crispy chickpea recipes! The last time I made them they were delicious!

  14. Patricia @Sweet and Strong October 24, 2018 at 7:31 am - Reply

    Yes to all the snacking during pregnancy! These sound so good even though I usually like savory snacks. And I LOVE crispy chickpeas.

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