Maple Chai Roasted Chickpeas
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Vegan
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Serves: 1½ cups
 
These crunchy protein-filled vegan maple chai roasted chickpeas are slightly sweet, subtly spiced and the perfect healthy snack for munching.
Ingredients
  • 1 15oz can chickpeas, rinsed and thoroughly dried
  • ½ tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp chai spice blend* (see notes for details)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside
  2. Drain and rinse the chickpeas and dry thoroughly between two kitchen or paper towels
  3. Transfer to prepared baking sheet and bake for 10 - 15 minutes, until fragrant
  4. Add the coconut oil, maple syrup, chai spice and toasted chickpeas to a medium bowl and mix until well coated
  5. Transfer the coated chickpeas to the baking sheet and return to the oven for another 15 - 25 minutes or until the chickpeas start to brown and crisp up
  6. Turn off the oven and allow the chickpeas to cool in there as the oven cools, about 10 - 20 minutes
  7. The maple chai chickpeas are best on the same day but if you have any leftovers store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days
Notes
*If making your own spice, combine 1 tsp ground cardamom, ½ tsp ground star anise, 2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1 tsp ground cloves, 3 tsp ground ginger and ½ tsp ground peppercorn and use 2 tbsp of this mixture
Recipe by Diary of an ExSloth at http://www.exsloth.com/maple-chai-roasted-chickpeas/