Crispy Roasted Chickpeas

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I found this recipe off Yummly, and it comes from Steamy Kitchen. It is extremely easy, healthy and a great snack. I changed a few minor things, but the recipe is almost the exact same.

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One 15-ounce can garbanzo beans
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt
Spice blend of your choice (I used cajun seasoning)
Lime Juice
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Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400F.

2. Drain the can of garbanzo beans in a strainer and rinse with water for a few seconds to clean off the beans. Shake and tap the strainer to rid of excess water. Lay paper towl on a baking sheet, and spread the beans over. Use another paper towel to gently press and absorb the water on the beans. Roll the beans around with the paper towel to also remove the thin skin from any of the beans. Discard the skins and the paper towels.

3. Drizzle the olive oil over the beans and use your hands or a spatula to toss around and coat. Season with salt and spice blend. Roast for 30-40 minutes until the beans are a deep golden brown and crunchy. Make sure that the beans do not burn.

4. Top with lime juice and serve!

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Guest Blog Post: Sweet Sunflower ‘nola

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My lovely roommate, Andrea, decided to make a delicious granola tonight, which fits all the criteria for this blog, so she is letting meĀ use the recipe!

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Ingredients (don’t worry about being exact, these measures are flexible)

  • 2 cups of raw old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds (unsalted or slightly salted)
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup (real stuff!)
  • 1/2 tablespoon of agave
  • 4 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • quarter cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl- if you prefer you can mix the wet and dry ingredients separately before mixing them together
  2. Put on a baking tray lined with tin foil
  3. Put in the over at 325 F for at least 25 minutes
  4. Let cool and enjoy- eat dry, with lactose-free yogurt, or lactose-free milk! (We had it with almond milk)

Note: feel free to put any ingredients you want in this besides flax seeds, which don’t cook well

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