If you think chickpeas are only for hummus, think again!
Chickpeas are loaded with protein and fiber and easily used in so many recipes. We use them in salads, soups, stews, and hummus, of course. But they are also great as a high protein snack for the whole family. This Maple Chai Roasted Chickpea recipe will convince you that they can also be an a simple, crunchy snack. Think of them as a healthy, protein-packed chip substitute that’ll power you through your afternoon.
This recipe is a family favorite in the cold winter months because of the warm, savory flavors, but also great in the warm months.
Maple Chai Roasted Chickpeas
Serves: 6 servings
- 2 cups chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained, rinsed, dried
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
- ½ tsp. ground ginger
- ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. ground cardamom
- ¼ tsp. ground cloves
- ¼ tsp. Himalayan salt
- ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400° F.
- Combine chickpeas, oil, maple syrup, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl; toss gently to blend.
- Place chickpeas on large baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 35 to 38 minutes, shaking baking sheet every 10 minutes, until brown and crunchy.
Snack on these Maple Chai Roasted Chickpeas fresh from the oven, or try them on a salad instead of croutons. Store leftover roasted chickpeas in a large jar with plenty of extra space for air to circulate, or keep them at room temperature in a paper bag.