Quick & Healthy Snacks: Roasted Chickpeas

Filed under Appetizers and Dips Live Well Recipes on Mar 02 12 by

If your New Year’s Resolution is to eat healthier or improve snacking habits, roasted chickpeas should be your go-to snack. They provide a low fat, protein packed way to stay on track. You can create sweet or salty chickpeas, depending on your craving. Check out two of my favorite spice combinations below.

Roasted Chickpeas

Honey Cinnamon

Ingredients

  • 1 15 ounce can chickpeas
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Salty and Spicy

Ingredients

  • 1 15 ounce can chickpeas drained
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Garlic salt, to taste
  • Cayenne pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Drain and rinse beans, running them under cool water. You can take the skins off the beans, but it’s all about personal preference. Dry off beans.
  2. Whisk the ingredients together in a small bowl (if you are making the honey roasted recipe, do not include the honey just yet!). Add beans to bowl and toss until they are evenly coated. Spread beans out on a baking sheet and bake for 25-35 minutes, or until beans are no longer soft in the middle. Tip: Use the lower rack of the oven to avoid burning the beans.
  3. Place the roasted beans in a small bowl and coat evenly with honey (honey roasted recipe only). Spread beans back out on baking sheet and let them dry. If you have extras, store in an air tight container.

Makes 3 servings

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Lindsey Fessel
Lindsey is a recipe blogger for The You Are Project. She completed her marketing degree at Rowan University. Lindsey's recipes demonstrate how to include healthy foods in one's diet in an easy and delicious way.