1.23.2016

Honey, Cinnamon and Sugar Roasted Chickpeas

As I had mentioned briefly in my last post, I have recently made a batch of delicious honey, cinnamon and sugar roasted chickpeas. Here's a picture of the what they looked like before my family and I devoured them:

Honey, Cinnamon and Sugar Roasted Chickpeas
As you can probably guess by now, these aren't exactly the umm let's say "heathiest" chickpea recipes I've tried lately, but as far as a protein-packed, kid-approved late snack goes, this certainly fits the bill!

The recipe itself is very simple and easy to execute. Here's the breakdown:

Honey, Cinnamon and Sugar Roasted Chickpeas Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

1 (28 ounce) can of chickpeas

4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

4 teaspoons ground cinnamon (halved)

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons powdered sugar

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Drain and thoroughly rinse chickpeas under cold running water. Remove skins if desired.

3. Dry chickpeas between two clean dishtowels or pieces of paper towel.

4. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, half of the cinnamon (2tsp), and granulated sugar. Add in the chickpeas and mix thoroughly.

5. Spread the chickpeas in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until chickpeas are crunchy. Shake the pan every 10 minutes to prevent burning, DO NOT OVERBAKE!

6. Remove baking tray from oven and place chickpeas in a medium sized bowl. Coat chickpeas evenly with honey. Sprinkle remaining cinnamon and powdered sugar on top. Mix until well coated.

Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Devour!