The EASIEST Baked Pumpkin & Chickpea Recipe EVER

Okay guys, seriously! This baked pumpkin recipe is so easy, you don’t even have to know how to cook to make it. I promise! I was so lazy last night I didn’t even want to spent more than 3 minutes prepping. Well, I guess I wasn’t lazy – I was frustrated.

I was frustrated because my trainer got my appointment mixed up and so I had to skip my personal training session. Yes, I have a trainer 2-4x per month. He’s awesome and he really kicks my butt! I need it every now and then.

So after walking home from the fitness studio, I decided I would do a Runtastic Results bodyweight workout in the living room while my food was cooking and then eat immediately after. And, of course, I had no desire to be creative in the kitchen because I just wanted to get my workout done!

baked pumpkin and chickpea recipe


So I mixed all the veggies that I had on a pan, which included: pumpkin, green bell pepper, onion, zucchini and fresh dill. Then, I put 1 cup of garbanzo beans on top and topped it with the all-time favorite Mrs. Dash.

Mmmmm….double mmmm!

What’s more? It’s vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free…win for all!

baked pumpkin with fresh dill

Even my coworker messaged me the next day saying she made the same thing (after she saw my posts on Snapchat). Yes, if I do say so myself, it was a real winner. Plus, I washed it down with one of my Banana Chia Vegan Muffins for dessert. The evening turned into a REAL WIN!

Baked Pumpkin & Chickpea Recipe

Ingredients (makes 2 servings):

  • 2 cups cubed pumpkin
  • 1 diced green bell pepper
  • 1 diced red onion
  • 1 chopped green zucchini
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup garbanzo beans
  • fresh dill
  • Mrs. Dash garlic & herb seasoning (or any of your favorite seasonings)


  • Chop up all the veggies and the pumpkin and lay them on a pan (parchment paper optional, this pan was just a bit dirty).
  • Use your hands to rub 2 tsp of coconut oil all over the veggies.
  • Top with 1 cup of garbanzo beans (wash them first if they are canned)
  • Sprinkle Mrs. Dash all over!
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes!

Sorry I didn’t plate it up and make it sexy for you. I am being real – it was that kind of night. I mean, let’s just say it was a “real dinner.” But it’s fun to spice it up and give it some good lighting every now and then…but not this time!