Cinnamon & Honey Chickpeas

Ingredients (serves 3)

2 cup of tinned chickpeas
½ tbsp of ground cinnamon
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp honey


Protein (g)7
Carbs (g)29
Fat (g)7
Fibre (g)6
Calcium (%)4
Iron (%)7


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C.
  2. Place the beans between two paper towels and pat dry, loosening the outer skin of the beans.
  3. Remove the outer skins of the beans and pat dry to remove any other excess liquid (removing the outer skin of the beans takes a few minutes, but it’s a great job for getting kids involved).
  4. Whisk the cinnamon and oil in a bowl to combine, add the beans stirring to coat and place on a baking sheet.
  5. Roast for 40 minutes.
  6. Remove the beans from the oven, place in a bowl and toss with 1 tbsp of honey.
  7. Place the beans back into the oven and roast an additional 7 minutes.
  8. Cool completely and serve.

Ingredient rationale

  • Using spices such as cinnamon to enhance taste
  • Cinnamon is a sedative for smooth muscle, circulatory stimulant, digestant, anticonvulsant, diuretic, antibiotic and has blood sugar lowering properties.
  • Like other legumes, such as beans, peas, and lentils, chickpeas are high in fibre and protein, and contain several key vitamins and minerals.

Recipe inspired by Weelicious