Snacks have been a frustration for us at times. I really love crunchy snacks and this has been a struggle. Popcorn is an option but plain is boring. Veggies and hummus is nice but doesn’t quite hit that chruchy snack craving for me. Roasted chickpeas have been a great option.
You can do a slew of different flavours to suit you personal tastes. I have done barbecue and another time nooch with a splash of veg stock. This time it is sriracha and maple syrup. I think this one is my favourite so far.
You can make these from dry chickpeas for a bit of money savings but more time or just buy your chickpeas in cans. This time I used my canned chickpeas for a quick snack.
400g can chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
1 Tbsp sriracha
1 Tbsp maple syrup
Drain and rinse your chickpeas and place in a bowl. Mix sriracha and maple syrup then pour over the chickpeas. Stir and coat well. Place on a lined baking sheet. Place in a preheated oven at about 190C / 375F for about 15-20 minutes. Keep an eye on the chickpeas and stir them around a bit occasionally to make sure they don’t burn.
Get chickpeas as browned as you can without burning them and when they are well cooked turn off the oven and open the door just a bit to release the steam and allow the chickpeas to dry a bit.
Tasty and healthy. Lots of protein and flavour. There is no guilt eating this snack at all. I get my crunch but not extra fat. Yummy!