Prior to making sweet and salty roasted chickpeas (garbanzo beans), chickpeas did not entice me at snack time. I didn’t search the pantry saying, “Chocolate, nah! Graham cracker, no thanks. Oooh, I know what I should have: chickpeas!” Silly me! I now realize that with minimal effort, some sugar, a small amount of oil, spices, and salt, a can of chickpeas can turn into a grazing food akin in addictiveness and crunching pleasure to popcorn.
Hop on board the chickpea choo choo (I’m picturing a train with chickpeas flying out of the engine instead of smoke) and give these a go! If you’re already along for the ride, I’d love to hear what spices you use.
Sweet and Salty Roasted Chickpea Recipe
I encourage you to eat the chickpeas hot by the handful, but save a few as cupcake toppers for gluten-free chocolate cupcakes made with garbanzo bean flour (coming soon).