Maple Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas

by Sherri on February 11, 2014 · 17 comments · Appetizers, Clean Eating, Simple Recipes


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Try these Maple Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas as a great healthy snack! Perfect crunchy sweetness!

Maple Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas

If you have never tried roasting chickpeas, I highly recommend them as a great snack.  These Maple Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas have a little sweet side to them to satisfy my cravings.  They have the perfect crunch that reminds me of a sugar cereal to be honest.

You can also change the ingredients to create several different flavors.  Try sprinkling them with with a little olive oil and garlic powder.  They are great with olive oil, soy sauce and lime juice.

I made one batch and completely failed it. I poured my mixture over them and THEN baked them.  NO good. The syrup and/or brown sugar burned.

Roasting Chickpeas

Then decided to try it a different way and YAY….The best little sweet healthy snack was born! I roasted the chickpeas plain first. Then coated them with the mixture and put them back in the oven to caramelize them. YUMMY YUM YUM!

They taste like a sweetened cereal! And the kids LOVED them!!

I actually soaked my own bag of chickpeas this time instead of buying a can just in case I failed again. I have SO many more for so much cheaper. The whole bag of dried peas cost $1.79. And I bet I have 4 times as many as one can.

INGREDIENTS

1 – 15 oz can Chickpeas  or Garbanzo Beans

1 TBSP Olive oil

1 TBSP maple syrup

1 TBSP brown sugar

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Rinse and drain the chickpeas. Pat them dry with a paper towel.

3. Spread the chickpeas on baking sheet line with parchment paper.

Roasting Chickpeas

4. Bake for 45- 50 minutes. Give the pan a little shake every 15 minutes to move them around. You want to bake them until they are crunchy all the way through. Test one.  If it’s still soft in the middle, cook a little longer. Retest until completely crunchy.

5. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, maple syrup , brown sugar, cinnamon.

Roasting Chickpeas

6. Put the chickpeas into the the maple syrup mixture and toss until they are coated.

7. Put them back onto the lined baking sheet and caramelize for about 10-15 mins.

8. Remove and ENJOY!

maple roasted chickpeas

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Maple Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 - 15 oz can Chickpeas or Garbanzo Beans
  • 1 TBSP Olive oil
  • 1 TBSP maple syrup
  • 1 TBSP brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Rinse and drain the chickpeas. Pat them dry with a paper towel.
  3. Spread the chickpeas on baking sheet line with parchment paper.
  4. Bake for 45- 50 minutes. Give the pan a little shake every 15 minutes to move them around.
  5. You want to bake them until they are crunchy all the way through. Test one. If it's still soft in the middle, cook a little longer. Retest until completely crunchy.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, maple syrup , brown sugar, cinnamon.
  7. Put the chickpeas into the the maple syrup mixture and toss until they are coated.
  8. Put them back onto the lined baking sheet and caramelize for about 10-15 mins.

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Jennifer Fishkind February 13, 2014 at 7:37 am

Cannot wait to try these!!

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Jess February 14, 2014 at 10:36 am

Such a healthy, yummy snack! I love the addition of the maple flavor – thanks for sharing! Found you via the Domestic Superhero today!
– Jess
@www.barefootbysea.blogspot.com

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Susan February 14, 2014 at 9:26 pm

I’m always looking for new healthy snacks to try. Will definitely be giving these chickpeas a try this weekend. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

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Sherri February 15, 2014 at 9:36 am

They are SO great! I am making more today because they just didn’t last long enough :-)

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susan- ofeverymoment August 21, 2014 at 10:49 am

I am pinning and making these today! So glad I found that at the #ThursdayFavoriteThingsBlogHop !

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Daphne August 21, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Good Afternoon Sherri, I have heard of roasted chickpeas and I have enjoyed them flavoured with cumin, but I love the idea of sweet roasted chickpeas… I have a very sweet tooth, so I will be making your roasted chickpeas this weekend…. a lovely snack to enjoy while watching a Saturday night film.
Best Wishes
Daphne

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Katherines Corner August 21, 2014 at 10:28 pm

Thank you for sharing this yumminess at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. I used to eat roasted chic peas all of the time when I was young. These look and sound delish. I love that you shared your fail too. Watch for your feature on Monday xo

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Miz Helen August 23, 2014 at 12:34 pm

What a great flavor for this great snack. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
Come Back Soon,
Miz Helen

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Stephanie August 27, 2014 at 12:10 pm

Wow these look so good! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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Christina September 2, 2014 at 9:08 pm

In step 7 you said to caramelize for 10-15 minutes. Does it go back into the oven or do they sit outside the oven on the baking sheet?

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Sherri September 3, 2014 at 6:24 pm

Back in the oven :-) Just keep an eye on them so they don’t burn

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Arwen January 28, 2015 at 6:37 pm

I tried these today with one of my daughters. We both loved them. :) 32+ g of added sugar doesn’t make this a healthy one to me, but it is delicious! I’ll be making them again. Thank you for the recipe!

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