Savory Roasted Chickpeas Recipe

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Peanuts! Cashews! Pistachios! Corn Nuts! When I hear these words I immediately want to crunch on these small wonderful little treats all day long, but unfortunately they are foods best consumed in moderation. However, I recently ran across a recipe for roasted chickpeas and upon further research realized that they just might be the happy & healthy alternative I’ve (and maybe you’ve) been searching for. I opted to try a recipe for a sweeter version of this crunchy snack by following (with a bit of tweaking) the recipe posted by Stef at The Cupcake Project. Try it for yourself and see if they fill your cravings for something crunchy!

Savory Roasted Chickpeas
Recipe type: Appetizer
  • 2 15 oz cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed, drained and dried.
  • 4 tsps olive oil
  • 1 ½ tsps cinnamon
  • 3 tsps brown sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place dried chickpeas in a single layer on pan. (Note: Thoroughly dried chickpeas result in crispier crunchier end product, while less dry yields a crunchy exterior and a chewier center. Depending on preference either pat dry with paper towel or spread out and allow drying on paper towel for 45-60 minutes before roasting).
  3. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Give the pan a good shake approximately every 5 or 6 minutes to make certain the chickpeas roast evenly on all sides and to help prevent spontaneous popping.
  4. Test them for preferred texture at end of bake time. Continue baking if they are not crunchy enough for you or remove from oven and transfer to a bowl.
  5. In the bowl add the remaining ingredients and toss to coat each thoroughly.
  6. Enjoy hot or bring to room temperature and store in an air-tight container.
* For a savory variety try garlic, rosemary or thyme. * For an even sweeter version coat with honey or maple syrup!

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Ashley is a happily married stay at home mom to a beautiful little girl and a little boy. Ashley and her husband come from a small town and enjoy the simple pleasures in life, like GREAT FOOD. They love to try out new recipes and experiment in the kitchen together, but also enjoy reading, painting and photography.

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