Savory Oats with Chickpeas in Peanut Sauce


Filled with fiber and protein, this savory oatmeal topped with chickpeas roasted in peanut sauce is an easy, satisfying, and flavorful meal.


This is one of the things I turn to most often when I know that I might have a longer-than-usual wait between meals. It’s a great way to stay full and energized– and it requires very little time and effort to make. I like to prepare the chickpeas ahead of time and keep them stored in the fridge to make this an even quicker meal– and they are a great snack on their own, too!

Savory Oats


  • 1 cup oats
  • 2 cups water
  • dash salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • ¼-½ teaspoon garlic powder


  1. In a saucepan, bring the oats, water, and salt to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and stir until cooked to desired consistency.
  2. Stir in the soy sauce and garlic powder.
  3. Transfer to bowls and top with chickpeas (recipe below).

Roasted Chickpeas in Peanut Sauce


  • 1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas
  • 2-3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon hot sauce
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼-½ teaspoon powdered ginger


  1. Preheat oven to 400° and grease a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Drain and rinse your chickpeas. Pat them dry with a paper towel, then transfer to a mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice, hot sauce, garlic powder, and ginger.
  4. Pour the sauce over the chickpeas and stir until coated.
  5. Spread the chickpeas onto the baking sheet and bake 30 minutes, stirring halfway through.



45 thoughts on “Savory Oats with Chickpeas in Peanut Sauce

  1. What a great combo. I’ve had savory oats but never thought to add chickpeas, good way to get protein. As a peanut butter lover can’t go wrong with peanut sauce! Happy Meatless Monday, thank you for linking up with us.


  2. Such an interesting recipe. Pinning to try one day I’m at home for lunch! Found your post at #WonderfulWednesdayBlogHop

    Nicole | The Professional Mom Project


  3. Those chickpeas look wonderful, and sound like a great snack all by themselves! We’re also fans of savory oatmeal here, and yours sounds great. 🙂


  4. HI Courtney,
    I love chickpeas and eat them quite a lot especially the dried or roasted ones. Adding them to oatmeal sounds like a healthy, tasty, and satisfying breakfast or meal. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted !


  5. Never thought to do this. What a great idea. LOVE oatmeal and chickpeas. What a neat combo. Saw you at real food fridays. If you get a chance, check out “awesome reasons to eat family meals at home.” Nancy A @


  6. All I can say is YUM! You had me at peanut sauce. I could eat almost everything with that sauce! Thank you for sharing your healthy and delicious Savory Oats with Chickpeas in Peanut Sauce with us at the Healthy Happy Green & Natural Party. I’m Pinning and sharing this!


  7. I never thought to put chickpeas in oatmeal, but it sounds great! Thanks for sharing at You Link It, We Make It, we hope to see you back tomorrow. Pinning!


  8. I’m excited to give this a try! I have a bunch of gluten free steel cut oats in my cupboard and savory recipes are so fun and unique. Thanks!


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