Monday, June 20, 2011

Roasted Honey Cinnamon Chickpeas: The Result

I didn't expect this recipe to take all day....and had I had help, it probably wouldn't have.  Talk about a lesson learned.  Actually since I started with raw beans, it took almost 24 hours!  I let a cup of chickpeas (a.k.a garbanzo beans) sit overnight in a bowl of water...they grew to about twice their original size.  Then today I boiled them, and let them simmer and cook for about an hour on the stove.  THEN I started with the actual recipe. :)

After cooking them, I needed to peel the skins off. Now, I knew this would time-consuming, but I didn't think 2 cups of peas would take ALL afternoon....but it did.  I sat and watched TV...and more TV....and even more TV because it took forever to peel all those stinkin' things!  But, here is the evidence:
All the shells!   

And all the "clean" beans/peas! 

Mix with 1 Tbsp of oil and 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon

Spread out on cookie sheet and bake

Take out of oven, put them into something glass because they're hot and plastic is bad for them; add honey, stick back in oven for a few minutes....and then you've got a healthy snack!
Here is the recipe:

Roasted Cinnamon Honey Chickpeas (makes about 2 cups)
1 15 oz. Can Garbanzo Beans, drained and rinsed (or 2 cups cooked garbanzo beans)
1/2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbsp Canola or Vegetable Oil
1 Tbsp Honey

1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
2. Place the beans between two paper towels and pat dry, loosening the outer skin of the beans.
3. Remove the outer skins of the beans and pat dry to remove any other excess liquid.
4. Whisk the cinnamon and oil in a bowl to combine, add the beans stirring to coat and place on a baking sheet.
5. Roast for 40 minutes.
6. Remove the beans from the oven, place in a glass bowl and toss with 1 tbsp of honey.
7. Place the beans back into the oven and roast an additional 7 minutes.
8. Cool completely and serve.
* Store in a covered container on your counter for up to 2 weeks

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