A few months ago, my sister-in-law told me how much her toddlers love roasted garlic garbanzo beans. I thought I would give those a try this month, but decided instead to put a sweet spin on them so made cinnamon honey roasted garbanzo beans for this month’s Eating the Alphabet Challenge.
These were SO simple to make and for those that are nut-free, a great alternative to the crunchiness that snacking on nuts can provide. They’re just an all-around healthy snack! I personally loved these. My family, however, was a bit slower to warm up to them. They’re still not big bean fans but I keep trying!
A Nutrition Packed Snack
We love using garbanzo beans to make homemade hummus but this is a tasty new way to try them. Garbanzo beans are packed with nutrition making these a even better snack to me! They are a great source of dietary protein and are rich in dietary fiber. One cup of garbanzo beans supplies almost half of the recommended daily allowance of dietary fiber! They’re full of vitamins and minerals too like manganese, folate and iron.
I hope you’ll give these little snacks a try!
- 1 15 oz. can garbanzo beans (also called chickpeas)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons canola oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Drain and rinse garbanzo beans. Place beans on a towel to dry. You may pat them to dry. Let them air-dry about 15 minutes for extra crunchiness.
- In a small bowl, add cinnamon and sugar. Whisk together to combine then add oil and mix until blended. It will clump a bit but that’s ok. Add garbanzo beans and stir until beans are evenly coated. Spread out garbanzo beans on a large baking sheet. Bake for about 35-40 minutes, stirring every 10-15 minutes, until chickpeas are crunchy and no longer soft in the middle.
- Return hot, roasted chickpeas in a small bowl and coat evenly with honey. Spread garbanzo beans back out on baking sheet and allow to dry. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Join the Eating the Alphabet Recipe Challenge
The monthly Eating the Alphabet Healthy Recipe Challenge features fruits, vegetables, grains or legumes and helps us discover delicious new ways to enjoy these healthy foods. And hopefully make some of them a lot less intimidating! Each month we’ll choose from a couple of different letters (this month it is G or H) so we can explore a variety of options. For all the details check out my sign-up post (if you are a blogger and want to join in, there is a sign-up form to complete). Don’t forget to check out the Eating the Alphabet Pinterest board. There you can keep track of all the recipes that are added month-to-month but also find new recipes from last year too. What’s your favorite fruit, vegetable, grain or legume that starts with the letter G or H?
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