Cinnamon Roasted Garbanzo Beans

Garbanzo Beans with cinnamon

When my brother and I were kids my mom would give us a snack that was crunchy and salty, I just couldn’t get enough.  She would buy it in small bags at the italian market, we only got a few handfuls each, and the bag would be empty.  I never really knew what the delightful morsels were, they just were called Ceci beans.

 Guess What?

 Ceci beans are garbanzo beans!  I can make them at home!  And, with the holiday’s around the corner, they make the perfect snack when unexpected guest comes a knocking.

Here’s how you make this easy Cinnamon Roasted Garbanzo Beans snack…


1 can Garbanzo Beans (chickpeas, Ceci Beans)

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon Kosher salt (any salt is fine, I like the corse grind of Kosher)

1 teaspoon sugar (granulated is fine but if you have superfine even better)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.

1. Drain can of garbanzo beans, Place drained beans in between paper towels and rub gently to remove skins.

2. Place beans in a bowl.

3. Add olive oil to the bowl to coat beans completely.

4. Add cinnamon, salt and sugar to beans, stir to coat.

5. Place beans on baking sheet in a single layer.

6. Bake for 35 minutes, stirring after 20 minutes to ensure even browning.

7. Raise temperature to 425 degrees.  Cook until beans are crunchy to the bite.

Garbanzo beans drying

Garbanzo beans in bowl

Garbanzo Beans


I hope You’ll love these Cinnamon Roasted Garbanzo Beans as much as I do!


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