Chickpeas are perfect for summer snack?

Healthy recipes for the summer are something we can’t get enough of! Who doesn’t love pigging out without the guilt! So we have been in love with making chickpeas taste like cinnamon toast crunch! Not only are you able to apply any flavoring of your choice but, chickpeas are a great source of protein and fiber!

Cinnamon Chickpeas

Who doesn’t love the infamous breakfast cereal Cinnamon Toast Crunch!

Complete guilty pleasure. Here is a way to enjoy the taste without the heavy carb intake.

What you need: One can of chickpeas, one tablespoon of olive oil, one tablespoon of honey and, of course, a healthy sprinkling of cinnamon.

What you do: Drain and rinse the chickpeas, then dry them on a paper towel. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and top a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the chickpeas on the baking sheet in a single layer and bake for 45 minutes, or until crispy. While they’re still warm, toss them in a bowl with the olive oil, honey and cinnamon to taste. Spread back onto the baking sheet and cook for another 10 minutes or so until caramelized.

The result? A crispy, golden bowl of goodness that you don’t have to feel bad about eating in its entirety. Magic.

 

What goes with something sweet? Something salty of course!

We love this recipe which is perfect for snacking in front of the couch or during a movie.

Ingredients

• 2 (15 ounce) cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained • 2 tablespoons olive oil* • ½ teaspoon salt BBQ Seasoning: • ½ teaspoon cumin • ½ teaspoon paprika • ½ teaspoon garlic powder • ½ teaspoon onion powder • ½ teaspoon salt • ½ teaspoon chili powder • ¾ teaspoon brown sugar or coconut sugar • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Spread rinsed chickpeas out on a dishtowel or some paper towels and pat until they are all dry. Pick off any loose chickpea skins. Add the olive oil and ½ teaspoon salt and toss to coat. Roast chickpeas for 20-30 minutes, or until crispy and starting to brown. Toss chickpeas or shake the tray every so often.

2. While the chickpeas are baking make the BBQ seasoning. Add all of the seasonings into a small bowl and mix until combined.

3. As soon as the chickpeas come out of the oven add the BBQ seasoning and mix until all chickpeas are coated. Roasted chickpeas taste best when warm and directly out of the oven, but can be enjoyed when they are cool as well. They just won’t be as crispy.

 

Cinnamon Chickpea recipe by PureWow B

BQ Chickpea recipe by shelikesfood

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