Honey Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas

I’ve got the munchies and I need a snack!  I would love a chocolate chip cookie (or two) right about now and even my husband has been nudging me to make a batch.   I’ll make cookies some other time and share them with you then, but for now the healthy snack wins.  For now, what I need is something I can nosh on that won’t blow my calorie intake.  Oh and of course it HAS to be delicious too.

I cook with chickpeas for dinner a lot but I never thought to roast them.   These golden brown nuggets are a satisfying and healthy snack!

 

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Honey Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas Recipe
(Makes about 2 cups)

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15 ounce can) chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans)
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon granulated (aka white) sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Drain the chickpeas and rinse them under cold water.
  3. Place the chickpeas on a towel to dry.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, cinnamon, and sugar.
  5. Place the chickpeas in bowl and stir until all of the chickpeas are evenly coated.
  6. Spread out the chickpeas on a large baking sheet and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the chickpeas are golden brown.
  7. Place the hot, roasted chickpeas in a small bowl and coat evenly with honey. Spread the chickpeas back out on a baking sheet and allow to dry.

 

I don’t think it’s necessary to remove the skins but it makes for a prettier looking snack.  So when you lay the chickpeas on a towel to dry, gently rub them around and the skins will easily come off.  Mix all the ingredients and bake.  I love how simple this recipe is.  01Honey_Cinnamon_Roasted_Chickpeas_1024x768

I laid aluminum foil on the baking sheet to make cleaning up afterwards easy.  My chickpeas baked for 35 minutes.  After I coated them with honey, I let them cool for about 30 minutes before serving.

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They’re not too sweet or sticky, almost a bit savory.  They are firm on the outside and have a slightly crunchy texture.

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I think these would be great served during a cocktail hour at a party!

Snack time!

Rating:

 

Source: Two Peas and Their Pod

Comments

  1. These are one of my favorite healthier snacks in the entire world. 🙂 I love making them for road trips!

    1. Tina says:

      I always gravitate to making cookies but my waistline thanks me for a tasty and healthy snack every now and then. Thanks for stopping by, Sally!

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