Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Roasted Chickpeas

I think I may have a new favorite snack.  Again, thanks to Pinterest, I found a new recipe to try out.  It sounded like the easiest thing to make and like it would be really tasty.  And so I gave it a whirl.  To repeat the recipe in the original blog, you will need:
  • 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
 The directions are as follows:
    1. Place chickpeas on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
    2. 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.)
    3. Transfer chickpeas to a bowl and mix thoroughly with the rest of the ingredients.
    4. Enjoy hot, or bring to room temperature and store in an air-tight container.  

    Now, John decided he wanted to try some with curry powder.  So, I halved the recipe and did one half with cinnamon and one half with curry powder.  They were both so tasty, I think I might combine the two spices into one recipe next time... Here are some pictures:
    The supplies
    Raw chickpeas
    Roasted chickpeas

    Roasted Chickpeas with curry powder

    Roasted chickpeas with cinnamon

    A few minor tweaks for the next time around: roast a little bit longer and stir partway through, use a tiny bit less olive oil, and (like I mentioned) try combining the cinnamon and the curry powder.

    Big thanks to the Cupcake Project for the inspiration!


    1. Yay! I'm so glad that you enjoyed them!

    2. They were so good! Can't wait to try the cinnamon and curry together :)


    Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...