Fall is here, and with the change of the season comes the excitement of making almost everything pumpkin spice flavored. Unfortunately, so many of the popular food and beverage choices are terrible for your waistline, but most always loaded with tons of sugar and chemical ingredients. The best way to stay on track with your nutrition is to get the best of both worlds, combining that delicious pumpkin spice flavor with a health food! And what better food to pair it up with than the most neglected food group — legumes!
This fall snack derives its flavor from spices and olive oil, making it the perfect spicy snack to munch on!
1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, also called garbanzo beans, drained
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon stevia (or sweeten to taste)
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350° F. Mix chickpeas with all ingredients. Spread on a baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes or a bit longer until they’re extra crispy.
Enjoy hot, or bring to room temperature and store in an air-tight container. Similar to a snack like popcorn, roasted chickpeas are never as good the next day. However, they are still quite enjoyable 3-4 days after making them.