Healthy honey chickpeas

As a mom of two I’m always on the search for a quick healthy snack.  I’ve fallen victim one too many times of not being prepared and just grabbing some unhealthy but already prepared or prepackaged food.  It happens to all of us, really.  I want to help you prepare an easy and delicious snack.

Currently hummus is a huge hit among health food experts.  Making your own is even better as you can add in whatever mix of ingredients you want and you can verify the purity of what’s going into your mix.  But that’s another post…

If hummus is so healthy then let’s take the main ingredient, chickpeas or garbanzo beans, and revamp it into another delicious recipe. 

Alright alright, enough rambling about it, let’s make it..

Ingredients
1/2 Tbsp. Olive oil
1 Tbsp. Honey
1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
1/8 tsp. Nutmeg
1/8 tsp sea salt
Dash of red pepper powder (optional)
1 can of chickpeas

Begin by preheating your oven to 350°. 
Line a baking pan with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.  Drain your chickpeas and rinse off.  Personally I use organic chickpeas but it’s not a make or break of the recipe.  Next, put the chickpeas on paper towels to dry off.

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While your waiting on the oven to heat and the chickpeas to dry, I’ve found this is a good time to mix up your sauce.  Just put everything into a bowl and mix until combined. 

Once the oven is preheated put the chickpeas in for 40 minutes or until crispy. Go ahead and test one to make sure its crispy, if its still soft on the inside pop them back in for a few minutes. 

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Once they’re done put them in the bowl with the sauce while they’re still warm.  This helps thin the honey and makes mixing a whole heck of a lot easier.

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Feel free to be done at his step.  If you want the sauce to be hardened on these cute little beans then you can put them back into the oven for 10 minutes. 

I put them into little snack baggies and they’re ready to grab and go!

Let me know what you think!  Also the dash of red pepper is requested by my husband.  What do you guys think of the little kick?

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