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4 from 2 votes

Sweet and Salty Roasted Chickpeas

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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crunchy chickpeas, how to roast chickpeas, roasted chickpeas
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 26kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 can 14 oz chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon or your spice s of choice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Place chickpeas on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat.
  • Bake at 450 F for 30 minutes. (You didn't miss anything here. You don't oil or season them until after they are done. In fact, for an extra healthy treat, try them when they get out of the oven before even adding the oil. They are enjoyable all on their own.)
  • Transfer chickpeas to a bowl and mix thoroughly with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Enjoy hot, or bring to room temperature and store in an air-tight container. Like popped corn, the chickpeas are never as good the next day. However, they are still quite enjoyable 3-4 days after making them.

Nutrition

Calories: 26kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 145mg | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 0.5%