Cinnamon maple chickpea nut – snack hack!

Are you ready to try a fun new snack? I saw chickpea snacks in the grocery store but the price was too high for my liking. So I took a look and found a snack hack.

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Cinnamon-maple chickpea nuts

Here is the recipe!

Cinnamon-maple chickpea nut snack

Ingredients

1 can of chickpeas

2 Tbsp. olive oil

2 Tbsp. maple syrup

2 tsp. white sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon

1) Rinse and drain the chickpeas.

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2) Pat very dry with paper towels. Discard any loose skins

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3) Arrange on a rimmed baking sheet. I have a Pampered Chef baker that I like to use, because nothing burns when I use it! Don’t worry, it’s supposed to look brown like that, it means it’s well seasoned.

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4) Add olive oil, tossing to coat the chickpeas wellIMG_0805

5) Place in 425 degree preheated oven for 30 minutes total baking time. Remove from oven and shake or stir occasionally, every 10 minutes.

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6) The chickpeas should crisp during baking. Continue additional cooking testing for crispness.

7) Transfer to a bowl and sprinkle with seasonings – maple syrup, (my son is part of the Superior Maple Syrup business- give it a try) sugar and cinnamon.

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Toss to coat.

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8) Return to the oven for 5 more minutes to caramelize.

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9) Chickpeas will continue to crisp as they cool.

10) Once cool, enjoy!  They aren’t very sweet and have a really nice crunch.

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cinnamon-maple chickpea nuts

11) Store in an airtight container.

The chickpeas have 8 grams of fiber, and 6 grams of protein, for 1 cup that makes this snack a better choice.

Here’s the link for you to check out. There have other suggested seasonings too, Parmesan-herb, BBQ, Honey-sesame, and Spicy buffalo. http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/food-recipes/a40814/chickpea-nuts-recipe/

TODAY’S little STEP: Give a new snack a try!

Remember every mountain is climbed one little step at a time.

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