Smokey Maple Roasted Chickpeas – vegan & gluten-free ActiFry recipe!

Smokey Maple Roasted Chickpeas - ActiFry Recipe, vegan & gluten free! Fab Food 4 AllI often daydream about food and for the last few days I’ve been imagining these Smokey Maple Roasted Chickpeas cooked in the ActiFry. I was actually thinking of a maple cured bacon flavour but settled with using smoked paprika instead which worked really well, hubby actually thought that the chickpeas were bacon flavoured!

Smokey Maple Roasted Chickpeas - ActiFry Recipe, vegan & gluten free! Fab Food 4 All

As Valentines Day isn’t far away I thought these Smokey Maple Roasted Chickpeas would be the perfect nibble to impress your loved one with a pre-dinner drink. They are both vegan and gluten free so should suit most tastes. The outer shell is crispy and the middle slightly soft with a sweet, salty, smokey vibe. When my son came back from college he polished off the rest and said “these are really good mum”! What higher recommendation could there be;-)

Smokey Maple Roasted Chickpeas - ActiFry Recipe, vegan & gluten free! Fab Food 4 All

I do hope you try these healthy chickpea nibbles as they are so easy to make and far better than anything you could buy. For more inspiration you might like these recipes:

Spiced Almonds – Fab Food 4 All

Sweet & Spicy Roasted Chickpeas – Fab Food 4 All

Dehydrated Kale Chips with Chilli – Planet Veggie

Paprika Spiced Mixed Nuts – Farmersgirl Kitchen

Rosemary & Smoked Sea Salt Roasted Walnuts – Lavender & Lovage


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Smokey Maple Roasted Chickpeas - ActiFry Recipe
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Smokey Maple Roasted Chickpeas are a super tasty healthy snack which taste like maple cured bacon but are vegan and made with sesame oil, smoked paprika, onion granules and maple syrup.
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: British
Serves: 2 - 4
  • 1 400g tin chickpeas
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp onion granules
  • ½ tsp freshly ground sea salt
  • pinch of freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas in a sieve.
  2. Pour onto a plate covered with kitchen paper and rub thoroughly dry with more kitchen paper.
  3. Place the chickpeas in the ActiFry and set timer for 10 minutes, removing and shaking the pan half way through.
  4. Add the sesame oil, smoked paprika, onion powder, sea salt and pepper and set timer for 8 minutes, removing and shaking pan half way through.
  5. Finally drizzle the maple syrup over the chickpeas and set timer for 4 minutes, removing and shaking pan half way through.
  6. Chickpeas should be crispy on the outside and slightly soft on the inside, continue cooking if necessary until ready.
  7. Pour onto a plate and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Timings based on a Tefal ActiFry Express, other models will require longer cooking time. The chickpeas will clump together so shaking the pan is vital to get an even roast.

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  1. Richard Eldred Hawes

    Looks like I might have to go and buy an Actifry

    1. Camilla

      I use mine all the time Richard, so good:-)

  2. Renee

    These are sooo nice! Do you think it would work just as well with other oils, such as vegetable or olive? x

    1. Camilla

      Other oils aren’t as stable at high temperatures so that’s why I use rapeseed oil.

  3. Margaret gallagher

    Oh yes please -perfecy to entice my FAMILY to eat more if the good stuff
    This flavour will make all the difference

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Margaret, they are so tasty:-)

  4. Kim Styles

    These look awesome- how delicious

  5. Lee

    Looks tasty.

  6. suzi moore

    fabulous gluten free recipe, thank you

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Suzi:-)

  7. Kavey at Kavey Eats

    Oooh I love this idea! All the flavours I like and I really like chickpea snacks!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kavey, they are so tasty:-)

  8. Amy Fidler

    A great gluten free snack x

    1. Camilla

      It certainly is:-)

  9. Katie Bryson

    Wow these look super tasty Camilla… I’m such a savoury snacker, it really is an affliction… so I’m going to have to give these a try. I don’t have an actifry but might try roasting them in the oven instead.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kate, yes you could try roasting in the oven and adding the maples syrup in the last few minutes.

  10. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    I love roasted chickpeas – what a brilliant idea to cook them in the Actifry! I bet they cook so evenly and get nice and crispy.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks! The ActiFry is the perfect way to cook chickpeas:-)

  11. Ren Behan

    This is inspired Camilla – they sounds super tasty and a healthier nibble than a giant bag of crisps!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Ren, yes far more virtuous than a bag of crisps:-)

  12. zizi

    OMG I love chickpeas , but I never thought you can prepare it like this.
    But will give it a go.

    1. Camilla

      Great Zizi, enjoy:-)

  13. Lucy

    These look lovely and the maple and paprika flavours sound great! I’d have to try roasting them in the oven, do you have any idea of timings?

    1. Camilla

      You could use this recipe from Issy Hossack as a guide, so I’d add all the ingredients at the start and then add the maple syrup in the last few minutes as it would probably burn otherwise. https://www.fabfood4all.co.uk/top-cinnamon-izy-hossack-review-recipe/

  14. A S,Edinburgh

    I love chickpeas, and these flavours; these look like they’d be difficult to stop eating! Great recipe, thank you.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, yes they are pretty addictive:-)

  15. Lucy Parissi

    I have made this (my version)before in my air fryer so addictive!! Smoked paprika is a staple in our house 🙂

  16. Michelle @ Greedy Gourmet

    It all looks wonderful and the distribution is perfection! Love the way you make these Camilla.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Michelle, they are really good:-)

  17. Dave F Barker

    looks delicious Im going to make it

    1. Camilla

      Great Dave, do let me know what you think:-)

  18. Heather Haigh

    Mmmm I have to try these, lovely healthy snacks.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Heather, enjoy:-)

  19. Amy Fidler

    Bet these make a delicious snack x

    1. Camilla

      They really are delicious:-)

  20. William Gould

    This looks very interesting! We eat a lot of chickpeas but usually just added to a salad to add flavour and texture. These look like very moor-ish nibbles!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks William and as someone just said on twitter they are great sprinkled onto a salad too:-)

  21. Helen Moulden

    These look delicious! I might add a bit of chilli too to give some heat!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Helen, yes you could add chilli:-)

  22. Richard Eldred Hawes

    These look lovely, looks like I might have to by an Actifry

    1. Camilla

      I wouldn’t be without mine:-)

  23. Janice

    The chickpeas sound delicious, I adore smoked paprika, must give these a try.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Janice, they are really yummy:-)

  24. Karen Burns-Booth

    I am a BIG chickpea nut, if you know what I mean! I love them in all forms, and these look DIVINE! Thanks for adding my rosemary nuts too! Karen

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Karen, yes chickpeas are fab and so versatile:-)

  25. Cathy @ Planet Veggie

    Yum, these sound fab! I’m ashamed to say I’m a late discoverer of smoked paprika but now I put it in most things for that gorgeous smoky BBQ taste 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Cathy, yes I was a late comer to smoked paprika too:-)

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