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If you want me to run the other direction, feed me healthy snack food.
Seriously, pretty much every “healthy” quick grab-and-go snack I’ve tasted might as well be cardboard. When I need a pick-me-up during the day and don’t want to be too naughty, I usually go for a fruit-filled smoothie or maybe some celery and peanut butter. Now, I have a new go-to snack option!
I kept seeing roasted chickpeas as a snack option on Pinterest, so I decided to try my hand at roasting them myself. Once they are roasted, you can add whatever flavors you like. I love recipes that are easy to customize!
These chickpeas are filled with the warm spices of fall, with a dose of sweetness from honey without being too sweet.
I love how versatile they are too. You can eat them as-is, add them to trail mix, use them as a crunchy element on salads, top your yogurt or smoothie bowls with them… the sky is really the limit.
This month’s Fantastical Food Fight theme is “honey,” so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share. Learn more about the Fantastical Food Fight here and scroll down to get more honey recipes!
Here’s how to make them. Give ’em a whirl!
Crunchy Honey Cinnamon Chickpeas
- 1 cups cooked chickpeas
- 3 Tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
- pinch cloves optional
Rinse chickpeas and pat dry with paper towel.
Spread evenly on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake at 375 degrees F for 45 minutes until crispy. If still soft in the middle, back for 10-20 minutes more.
Pour hot chickpeas into a bowl and toss with honey and spices to coat completely.
Spread onto baking sheet again and bake for another 15 minutes to caramelize.
Allow to cool slightly before eating. Eat warm or store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Recipe NotesYou can use canned chickpeas or cook them yourself from dried. Try to get them as dry as possible before you begin roasting.
Here are the other recipes being posted today for the Fantastical Food Fight:
And if you like honey, here are a few other recipes to try that we’ve posted in the past..