Let’s face it: we all have fallen victim to an insatiable craving at one time or another.
Everyone has one food item that they love, whether it’s crunchy chips or decadent ice cream, but the cost of those everyday treats can really add up if you aren’t careful.
This weekend, I was looking for something sweet to snack on, but to no avail. My cupboards were bare!
I ransacked the pages of the Interwebs and found this high-protein, easy, and CHEAP recipe for roasted chickpeas. When baked in the oven, chickpeas turn crunchy and delicious-think wasabi peas.
Another added bonus? This snack is low-calorie and preservative-free! You will hardly miss those greasy fries.
A can of garbanzo beans will cost less than $1.50 at your typical grocery store and this is an easy recipe to make in bulk, so you’ll always have a snack on hand.
Total cost of this tasty treat?
If you already have the spices, oil, and honey on hand- next to nothing.
If you don’t, I priced out all of the ingredients and the total came out to a whopping $3.08.
Roasted Honey Cinnamon Chickpeas
15-ounce can garbanzo beans
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
Preheat oven to 375 °F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Drain and rinse the chickpeas in a colander. Place them on a towel to dry off.
Spread chickpeas on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for approximately 45 minutes or until crispy. Test one, and if it’s still soft, bake for longer.
While the chickpeas are still hot, toss them in a bowl with the oil, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Enjoy as is or for a caramelized effect, place them back in the oven for another 10 minutes or so.
Don’t have a sweet tooth? Add your favorite spice blend or a dash of hot sauce to the baked beans for a salty delight.