I’m clearly late in sharing the recipes I made over the holidays, but I wanted to share this one, because it was a complete failure! I was really intrigued by this recipe when I first saw it on Two Peas & Their Pod (great food blog, by the way!). Though these are definitely tasty, I was disappointed by the lack of “crunch” I anticipated. When I put them back in the oven to try to help this, they turned pretty dry. I think there is potential for this recipe (I really want it to work!). If you have any tips on how this could be improved, please comment!
- 2 cups cooked chickpeas (you can use canned or soak and simmer dried chickpeas – a great excuse to also make a bunch of hummus!)
- 2 teaspoons canola oil
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon honey
Mix the oil, cinnamon and sugar in bowl and mix in the chickpeas (if you have time, you can remove the skin from the chickpeas). Spread evenly on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven (375 F) for about 40 minutes. Mix the hot chickpeas with honey and let dry. Now, at this point, I found that they were still pretty soft, so I put them back in the oven for 15 minutes at a lower temperature (300 F), but it only dried them out and didn’t make them more crunchy – while they definitely tasted good, the texture was weird, so I’m not sure if I will make these again – any thoughts on improving this? I was thinking about substituting maple syrup for honey, but the taste wasn’t really the issue. There is a fine line here between cooking enough to get the “crunch” and not overcooking so they dry out.Has anyone else tried these before? I’m interested in hearing your experience!