I think I just found my new snack! One of the ladies in my Kin’s GreenFighter Challenge posted a recipe for Roasted Honey Cinnamon Chickpeas so I thought I’d give them a try. We love roasted chickpeas for snacks in our home, but I had actually never considered making them sweet! Usually we add sea salt, garlic, paprika etc…
THEY ARE DELICIOUS! … I didn’t really follow the recipe that was provided (no measuring done for this one). When cooking I usually consider recipes a guideline (which is why I rarely bake!)
This is how I made them (again measurements are approximate!)… one day I’ll actually measure for you ha ha
*** for part of the batch I also used just the Garlic Ginger infused Honey I happened to have on hand
Preheat oven to 375
rinse & dry chickpeas
I roasted for about an hour at 375 (you can test them to see if they are crunchy)
once dried in oven I mixed them in (hot) with the honey mixture
back into the oven convect at 375 for about 10 mins
YUMMMM!!!!!! I love that salty sweet spicy-ness!
- 2 cans of garbanzo beans (organic low sodium)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1-3 tbsp cinnamon
- 2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- few pinches of hawaiian sea salt
- few pinches of cayenne pepper
Let me know if you tried them… they are such a good option for a crunchy snack – and now, thanks to the recipe Alicia shared. I’ve learned they can be a sweet treat as well
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Today I started Dr. Oz’s 3 day Detox/Cleanse. So far .. all is good. Granted ……. it IS day 1, and it’s only 3pm (ohhh!! time for my “snack drink”). So far the only thing I miss is my coffee. I’m doing this Wednesday – Friday because 1. I’m not in the office those days (to my co-workers you are welcome!) and 2. the rest of my family is at school or work all day so they won’t have to deal with me if I get ummmm slightly “hangry” (they have told me is when I get hungry – I get angry!)
I enjoyed the breakfast and lunch smoothies, maybe because they consist of things I would normally put in a smoothie anyways? Even our toddler drank the lunchtime smoothie with me and she gulped it down! (okay so I took a little artistic license with lunchtime) I forgot to buy lime, so I added a chunk of fresh ginger & some avocado (negleted to put the coconut oil in). Also I can’t have too much almond (hives, tightness in chest) so I used unsweetened coconut milk. I’m wondering how dinner will be? I’ve never put cayenne in a smoothie before!!
I’m drinking lots of water, and thankfully I have a lot of ginger root & lemons here because that’s how I’m flavouring my water (also with fresh mint leaves) makes drinking water that much easier!
So this is the gung-ho me talking on day one – ask me again tomorrow how things are going?!
Dr. Oz lunch smoothie
now that is a GREEN smoothie!
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