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
Put on a foil-lined (or well sprayed) cookie sheet
You don’t have to bake at 12:50am. But I like to.
In a container
These are little peanut buttery sugar “caramel” crystals
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”
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.
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.
Dessert is my last recipe creation with Peanut Flour:
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.