I’ve found a great new snack. A very healthy one. Because I’m stuck on that healthy kick. And enjoying every minute of it. And every meal. And now I’m enjoying a new snack!
Spicy Roasted Chickpeas. Very yummy. I used a can off chickpeas. Or is it garbanzo beans? Actually, I believe they are exactly the same thing. Just different names for different parts of the world. To totally confuse the easily confused masses.
Anyway, I used a can. I drained them and rinsed them well.
Then I laid them out on a towel to dry.
These are the spices I used on my chickpeas. Curry, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, allspice and salt. Notice I used whole nutmeg. I grated it in. I used 2 teaspoons of cinnamon. And about a teaspoon of salt. Everything else? 1/2 teaspoon. Next time I’m substituting in chili powder and cumin. I liked these so much I’m already planning another batch.
Aren’t the spices pretty in the bowl? Wonderful mix of colors and smells.
I added 1/4 cup of olive oil to the drained, rinsed, dried chickpeas.
Then I dumped in the stirred together spices on top.
Oops! I almost forgot. Preheat the oven to 400°. And make them at 11:27 a.m. And yes, you do want to start. And when you start eating this snack you won’t want to stop.
Gently stir the chickpeas, olive oil and spices together until the beans are well coated.
Dump them onto a cookie sheet. Notice I lined mine with aluminum foil. That’s because I hate clean up. This way I can just toss the foil when finished and put the pan away. I’m lazy that way.
Bake (roast) them at 400° for about 30 -40 minutes. I did mine about 45 minutes and I thought that was a bit too long. And about half way through the baking time, give the pan a little shake to toss them around a bit.
These are incredibly yummy. And high in fiber and protein. And low in all the bad stuff. Healthy snacks, here we come! I plan to fill my pantry with cans of chickpeas/garbanzo beans. And when I’m not eating these I’ll be eating the hummus I’ve made from these little healthy beans. I might have to start a garden of chickpeas in my back yard. Do chickpeas grow on trees? We might need a whole tree in my back yard.
I have oodles of pics left from retreat to share. And I do plan to share them. Besides double oodles of pics from other quilty things that have been going on in my life these last 3 months. I’ve been itching to blog about them all. So check back soon!
But right now it’s Wednesday Waffles Day. And my waffles are calling. OK, OK, I know it’s Thursday. But Thursday Waffles Day just doesn’t have the same ring to it. And this is the story of my life these days. A day late and a dollar short, that’s me!