Roasted Chickpeas with Cumin and Cocktail Peanuts

 In carbohydrates, Easy Recipes, Meatless Mondays, Spring 2017

I was so disappointed, I couldn’t even look at them.

Bah.

That’s what I felt after many, many failed attempts to make a yummy and crunchy snack of roasted chickpeas.

roasted chickpeas with cumin

At first, it sounds so easy!

Like seriously.

What could be easier than putting rinsed chickpeas in the oven and then taking them out a set time later.

Simple!

roasted chickpeas with cumin

Mmmm, not so much apparently.

I think I’ve tried 3 different times to make them.

Once without a recipe.

Major fail.

roasted chickpeas with cumin and cocktail peanuts

Second time, I did use a recipe.

I think it was from The Chew.

It was a good thing I read the comments because they we’re all like, “dry the chickpeas! The secret is drying them!” etc, etc.

roasted chickpeas with cumin

So naturally, I dried them very well buuuut they still came out all meal-y.

Ew.

I’m going for crunchy and I get dry and tasteless.

So, my friend leant me this cookbook called “Spilling the Beans: Cooking and Baking with Beans and Grains Everyday”.

(Super cute title, right?).

Determined to make roasted chickpeas that were both yummy and not mushy, I decided to give their version the good ol’ college try.

I adapted it the recipe the bit but what I think is THE KEY (besides drying the chickpeas) is the oil.

I’ve never used oil to make them before and it really helps to give them the crunch. 

Obviously it ups the calories when you add oil but I think you’ll find a 1/2 cup of these roasted chickpeas are very satisfying.

Happy Snacking!

~April

Roasted Chickpeas with Cumin and Cocktail Peanuts
Serves 8
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
158 calories
12 g
0 g
11 g
5 g
1 g
60 g
172 g
0 g
0 g
9 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
60g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 158
Calories from Fat 94
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g
17%
Saturated Fat 1g
5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 172mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates 12g
4%
Dietary Fiber 1g
2%
Sugars 0g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
3%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 - 19 oz can chickpeas
  2. 1/4 cup canola oil
  3. 1 tsp cumin
  4. 1 tsp coriander
  5. 1/4 cup peanuts (could use walnuts or almonds too)
  6. Salt and fresh pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F
  2. Rinse and dry chickpeas well - this is key! After rinsing them, I put them on a pan with paper towel for a few minutes to absorb the excess moisture.
  3. Toss the chickpeas in the oil and spices.
  4. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  5. Add peanuts and toss again.
  6. Roast for another 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and serve immediately.
Notes
  1. Total time does not include drying time of chickpeas - very important!
  2. This recipe makes about 4 cups total; serving is 1/2 cup per person
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calories
158
fat
11g
protein
5g
carbs
12g
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April Saunders Nutrition http://aprilsaundersnutrition.com/
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