Cinnamon Sugar Peanut Buttery Chickpea "Peanuts" with Peanut Flour

Hi Friends!  How are you?  I am slammed.  I have so many irons in the fire with life and work right now that it would make your head spin.  I know mine is sure spinning.  Plus with the holidays and travel coming up, I am trying to cram even more into the days which just keep on ticking by at warp speed!

But this recipe is a keeper.  Even if you only have 25 minutes, you can make these from start to finish!

Cinnamon Sugar Peanut Buttery Chickpea “Peanuts” with Peanut Flour
1/3 c Brown Sugar
1/3 c White Sugar
1/3 c Peanut Flour
1 Tbsp Cinnamon
Mix with a spoon

Add 1 can of drained and rinsed Chickpeas to the dry mixture and toss with a spoon to coat.  Keep tossing until the dry mixture is “gone” and stuck to the chickpeas.

Bake at 400F on a cookie sheet for 15-20 minutes (use a foil-lined cookie sheet or spray extremely well with cooking spray so that cleanup is not a beast)

Remove from the oven and toss mixture with a spoon and bake for another 5-10 minutes or until done.  (I did 20 minutes, toss.  Bake 5 more minutes).

Put into a container and allow to cool.

Chickpeas will harden up and turn crunchier the longer they are cooled and exposed to air.  i.e. I made mine at 1am and by 10am the next morning after being uncovered on the countertop all night, they were extra crunchy.  That is, the ones I didn’t devour at 1:15am!

Here are the photos of the process

Add chickpeas to dry ingredients & toss

For some reason, I really like this picture of the “breaded” chickpeas before I baked them

Put on a foil-lined (or well sprayed) cookie sheet

You don’t have to bake at 12:50am.  But I like to.

 Not the prettiest food when it’s done, but they taste heavenly

In a container

These are little peanut buttery sugar “caramel” crystals

 I wish I could just make these on their own sometimes.  Oh my.  So good.

The container full of Cinnamon Sugar Peanut Buttery Chickpea “Peanuts” rocked my 1:15am world.  And Skylar’s the next morning.   “Mmmmm, Mommy.  What are these?  They are so good!”


The last time I made chickpeas in the oven it was this recipe for Carmelized Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Chickpea “Peanuts”  

 
That recipe is very similar to today’s recipe but no peanut flour was used.

I think the peanut flour in today’s recipe helps add just a little more “crunch” and helps to create a more firm “nut” out of what is just a soft chickpea.  However, if you don’t have access to it, I’m sure adding a little regular flour to your cinnamon-sugar mixture could do the trick.

See you really are making Carmel with this recipe.  I wouldn’t steer you wrong!
Carmelized Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Chickpea “Peanuts”

From yesterday’s post about Game Day Recipes and if you’re a sports fan, if you like to tailgate, and what you like to make, and what you like to eat, glad to hear you enjoyed my recipe ideas.
Like Guacamole

 
Guacamole  
 
Vegan Chili
I made the Vegan Chili in my Crock Pot but you can easily use the stove

 

Or

Vegan Peanut Butter Chex Mix, aka “Puppy Chow”  

Highly addictive stuff!
Vegan Peanut Butter Chex Mix, aka “Puppy Chow”
Check This Post for Tons of Game-Day Themed Recipes

Dessert is my last recipe creation with Peanut Flour:

Vegan GF Peanut Butter Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies with Peanut Flour
 I love the semi-translucent parts.  That’s where the Peanut Flour + Butter + Sugar turned into a mouthgasmic experience.  

 Vegan GF Peanut Butter Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies with Peanut Flour

Click Here to Read More about Vegan Mofo

Questions
1. Do you like Spiced Nuts?
I adore them.  Those kinds they sell at the mall around the holidays that are wafting through the mall or market and just making you so hungry when you’re shopping.  Oh, I love those!

2. Beans & Nuts.  Do you like them?  Do you have any allergies to either, or any issues digesting them?
These give you all the flavor of a cinnamon sugar roasted nut, with a hint of peanut buttery/peanut taste…without actually eating nuts.  Some people are allergic and in general, too many nuts are hard on my digestion but I don’t seem to have as many issues with chickpea “peanuts” as I would with real nuts.  They are still beans after all.  Ahem.

3. Do you remember tagging along with your parents or mom on errands as a kid?  Do you have any dreaded memories, or any cherished ones?
I remember my mom carting me with everywhere she went.  My favorite was going through the drive-thru bank lane because they would always include a roll of Lifesavers in the “tube”.   My mom would get her cash, and I would get my Lifesavers.  A win-win.

I also loved grocery shopping and seeing what the free samples were.  And Target runs with my mom were fun, too.  Maybe being on my best behavior for a Barbie or a toy or whatever I may be able to twist her arm to buy for me.

Recycled picture from here
Bye, We’re Off to the Hair Salon to get my hair done.  I am bringing Skylar with…hope it goes ok!  Good thing I am going armed with lots of snacks, books, toys, and a sense of humor. 
   

7 Responses to “Cinnamon Sugar Peanut Buttery Chickpea "Peanuts" with Peanut Flour”

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    Jennifer@ knackfornutrition — February 2, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    This chickpea recipe is aMaZiNg! I was eating them raw before they even made it to the oven. Oh my you have made something great!! I’ll link back to you when I post later tonight. That is…if they last long enough to photograph….

    Oh p.s. I used 2 packets of stevia instead of 1/3 cup sugar and it still tastes great!

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    Tamar — May 23, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    I’ll admit that when I first read “peanut butter chickpeas” I thought…Um..ewww. But by the end of your post and with all those yummy pictures I am having a full out crisis of craving right now!!! I need those treats in my belly, like, yesterday!! Nom nom nom! Thanks for sharing the deliciousness, as always.
    XX,
    Tamar

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — May 23rd, 2012 at 4:18 pm

      I know the recipe sounds a little…mmmm I wonder? But seriously they are SO GOOD! I am not one to get all excited about beans but I get excited about these!

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