Honey Roasted Chickpeas

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Sometimes, eating healthily is all about making some smart and tasty swaps: eggplant instead of steak. Cauliflower biscuits instead of regular flour ones. Zucchini crisps instead of chips. And now, instead of candy, popcorn, or other sweet and salty snacks, we have: Honey Roasted Chickpeas!

Also known as Honey Roasted Garbanzo Beans, this snack is a treat that’s both low in calories and high in things like fiber and protein. More importantly for your taste buds, thanks to the fantastic combo of sea salt and honey, it hits both your cravings for salty and sweet. Even better? They’re easy to make! Let us show you how, then read on for the full recipe.

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Honey Roasted Chickpeas

Makes 1 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 – 15-ounce can chickpeas or garbanzo beans
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt, or more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. Drain, rinse, and dry the chickpeas. Place chickpeas on a towel to dry off. You want the chickpeas to be very dry.
  3. Toss the chickpeas in the olive oil and salt.
  4. Spread the chickpeas on the baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for approximately 45 minutes, stirring every 10 to 15 minutes, or until crispy.
    Roast chickpeas by spreading on sheet pan and bakingTipHero
  5. Allow the chickpeas to cool slightly, and then test one. If the chickpea is still soft, then bake for another 10 minutes, or until the chickpeas are nice and crispy.
  6. While the chickpeas are still hot, toss them in a bowl with the honey and more salt, if desired.
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  7. You can eat the chickpeas as they are, or you can bake again for a caramelized effect. Place the coated chickpeas back in the oven for another 10 to 15 minutes, or until the honey gets slightly caramelized.
    Caramelize honey coated chickpeas by baking again for 10 more minutesTipHero
  8. Store the leftover chickpeas in an airtight container.
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Simple and simply delicious! We love that you have two options with this snack: bake once for easy and sticky honey coating, or bake twice for that tempting caramelized effect. Either way, it’s so tasty, and such a better option than reaching for the bag of chips or that candy bar.

Now you tell us— what do YOU think? Will you give these Honey Roasted Chickpeas a try? Have you ever had anything similar? Do you call these legumes chickpeas or garbanzo beans? What are some of your other favorite healthy snacks? Let us know if you give this recipe a try and how the chickpeas turn out for you!

Recipe adapted from POPSUGAR