Craving something crunchy, sweet, savory, and addictive?

These crispy roasted chickpeas are a tasty snack that can be whipped up in only 5 minutes! And the best part is – they are low-calorie, sugar-free, high in protein, and full of flavour!

Autumn, the mastermind behind this recipe, sums it up perfectly:

My favorite ways to enjoy these chickpeas are on top of a salad as a quick protein kick or simply eating them by the handful as a movie snack.”

With a recommendation like that, you know you’re onto something good!

The magic in these chickpeas lies not only in their simplicity but also in the burst of flavour. Our Flavour Drops elevate the taste profile, turning a humble chickpea into a gourmet snack. The inherent sweet notes of the maple syrup mingle with the savory depth of garlic and are rounded out by the fiery heat of chili. It’s like a flavour trio that hits all the right notes, creating a snack that’s bold, balanced, and downright addictive. Once you’ve tasted it, you’ll find yourself reaching for more, unable to resist the delicious harmony of these perfectly paired flavours.

Preparing these roasted chickpeas couldn’t be easier. Just toss the chickpeas in your ingredients and pop them in the oven. In just 30 minutes, you’ll be rewarded with crispy, golden-brown chickpeas that are impossible to resist.

Whether you’re snacking solo, entertaining guests, or looking for a healthy topping for salads, these Crispy Roasted Chickpeas are sure to impress. So, why wait? Grab the recipe below and get snacking!


Chili & Maple Crispy Roasted Chickpeas

Recipe by Autumn Ongaro | @evolvingautumn
Course Snack
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 can chickpeas (540 ml/19 oz)
  • 2 tbsp oil avocado, olive, or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 40 drops Hedessent Maple Syrup Flavour Drops
  • 30 drops Hedessent Garlic Flavour Drops
  • 10 drops Hedessent Chili Hot Flavour Drops


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Drain chickpeas, rinse until water runs clear, and pat dry on a kitchen towel or paper towel.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the oil, smoked paprika, salt, and Hedessent flavours. Add in the chickpeas and mix until evenly coated.
  • Evenly spread chickpeas on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until browned and crispy.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for at least 1 hour. Store leftovers in an airtight container on the counter for up to 2 days.






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Meet Autumn Ongaro

Autumn is a food photographer, recipe developer, food educator, and gardener. She conjures divine dishes using the bounty of fresh, seasonal ingredients as her inspiration. Autumn’s recipes are flavour forward, approachable and aim to inspire connection to each ingredient. Her newly published book FEAD: A Taste of Home in Norfolk County carries you through the four seasons as she shares the histories of local farms and transforms their beautiful crops into approachable dishes. You can follow along with her delicious adventures on Instagram @evolvingautumn.

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