Remember this famous Christmas song:
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire… Jack Frost blah blah blah blah nose…
Well, if you simply exchange chestnuts for chickpeas and fire for oven… and throw in a dash of sugar and a pinch of cinnamon you have yourself a WONDERFUL snack.
1 15oz can chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans)
1T olive oil
1T honey (can substitute agave or maple syrup or omit if vegan)
Preheat oven to 375. Drain and rinse chickpeas. In a bowl combine chickpeas, olive oil, cinnamon, and sugar. Toss to coat. Pour chickpeas onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Roast at 375 for 35-40 minutes, stirring every 10-15minutes to ensure even cooking. When finished chickpeas should be crunchy and not soft in the middle — you may need to cook a bit longer than 40 minutes to achieve desired texture. Once roasted, toss immediately with 1T of honey. Place back on pan and allow to cool. Store in an airtight container.