Orange Spiced Roasted Chickpeas

Orange Spiced Roasted Chickpeas

I’ve been making and giving food gifts from the kitchen for years. When David and I were first married, I did so mostly because it was frugal. We didn’t have much money for buying gifts for extended family and friends, so I would give gifts that I could bake – breads, cookies, candies — even savory items from time to time. Making a loaf of banana bread didn’t cost much, but it always seem to make people happy.

This week for #SundaySupper, our theme is Gifts from the Kitchen, hosted by Susan of The Wimpy Vegetarian.

My contribution is Orange Spiced Roasted Chickpeas. They are chickpeas (or garbanzo beans) which are roasted in the oven until crispy. They are tossed with orange marmalade, which has been mixed with some cinnamon and nutmeg. Then, they are popped back in the oven for finishing. The end result is a crispy, crunchy, orange flavored snack.

Orange Spiced Roasted Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)

For gift giving, put them in a reusable container or a mason jar. I put mine in a mason jar, added a handwritten tag and some ribbon. Super easy. Two cans of chickpeas are enough to fill a pint sized jar. (my tag is a Martha Stewart ElastiNote tags from Staples…love ’em)

Gifts from the Kitchen: Orange Spiced Roasted Chickpeas

Orange Spiced Roasted Chickpeas
  • 2 cans chickpeas or garbanzo beans (15.5 ounce each)
  • ⅓ cup orange marmalade
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • Cooking Spray
  1. Drain and rinse chickpeas and lay out on a kitchen towel or paper towel to dry.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray. Place chickpeas on baking sheet in a single layer. If chickpeas have any skins are loose, discard them. Spray tops of chickpeas with cooking spray. Roast chickpeas for 15 minutes. Stir & move them around on the sheet and return to oven for another 15 minutes of baking, or until beginning to brown and crunchy. Remove from oven.
  3. In a bowl, combine marmalade, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Spoon warm, roasted chickpeas into the marmalade mixture. Gently coat chickpeas with mixture. When all chickpeas have been coated, spread onto baking sheet in a single layer. Return to oven for another 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Break up chickpea clusters and loosen any chickpeas from the baking sheet with a spatula. Allow to cool completely. Store in airtight container.
--If the orange marmalade you use is very thick, you may wish to microwave it for 20-30 seconds to thin it out, before adding the spices so that it's easier to incorporate all the spices. The marmalade I used isn't very thick, so I didn't have to heat my marmalade.

Orange Spiced Roasted Chickpeas

Be sure to check out all the other contributions to the Gifts from the Kitchen #SundaySupper! Lots of great holiday gift ideas and recipes!

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Orange Spiced Roasted Chickpeas

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  1. says

    Brilliant! I tried roasting chickpeas before and the taste was bland even with all the spices we used. This recipe sounds perfect as I love orange marmalade. The girls can make these for me for Christmas!

  2. says

    Homemade food gifts are simply the best. I have always made my gifts as well and even though it is often driven by the fact that buying so many gifts can be expensive and holiday shopping is just stressful, I don’t feel at all like I’m settling. I love spending time making something that I think someone will love.

    … and usually I make sweet things but these chickpeas look so delicious I might have to shake things up and move towards a more savory-snack direction!

  3. says

    I’ve been meaning to roast some chickpeas ever since I saw my first recipe a few months ago! Your version sounds fantastic…what a perfect gift!

  4. says

    These sound awesome! I don’t think I’ve ever flavored/seasoned chickpeas with a sweet (-ish) mixture like this – I love the sound of it. I bet the hubs would love it, too. Trying it soon, thank you :)

  5. says

    I love roasted chickpeas and this version definitely will be my favorite soon as it coated with orange flavor. What a wonderful recipe and great idea as gift! Thanks for sharing, Brandie!


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