Saturday, May 15, 2021

MAKE IT: Sweet Roasted Chickpeas

chickpeasThese crispy sweet roasted chickpeas are the perfect choice for your snack craving! Rich in B vitamins and folate, chickpeas also provide a decent amount of iron, fiber, protein, and healthy fatty acids.

If you do not want a sweet snack, you can switch out the sugar and cinnamon for other spice combinations (curry powder, cayenne pepper/chili powder, za’atar, and more!).

These chickpeas can be kept for a day in an airtight container, but do tend to lose their crispiness fairly quickly. However, they are so delicious, that you won’t have to worry about leftovers!

Number of servings per recipe: 6


  • 2 15-ounce cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cinnamon


1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

2 In a large bowl, combine the chickpeas, oil, sugar, and cinnamon. Stir well until chickpeas are completely coated.

3 Spread the seasoned chickpeas evenly on the prepared baking sheet.

4 Bake for around 45 minutes, stirring every 15–20 minutes so the chickpeas cook evenly, until golden brown.

5 Can be stored in an air-tight container for one day (and re-crisped in the oven if desired!).

Nutrition Information: 1 serving; Calories: 120.7, total fat: 1.7 g, saturated fat: 0.7g, cholesterol: 0mg, sodium: 18.2mg, carbohydrates: 6g, fiber: 15g, sugar: 1.4g, protein: 3.3g


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MB (Marybeth) Mitcham holds undergraduate degrees in the biological and human development sciences, a MPH, and is near completion of her Ph.D. When not working as a public health professional or professor of biology, this ADK 46-R can be found climbing all over the anorthosite of the Adirondack High Peaks, writing odd things, or munching on eggplant bacon.


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