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

Ingredients needed to make Cinnamon Sugar Peanut Buttery Chickpea "Peanuts" with Peanut Flour
Dry ingredients in dish

Add chickpeas to dry ingredients & toss

Chickpeas added to dry ingredients
Chickpeas tossed up in dry ingredients
For some reason, I really like this picture of the “breaded” chickpeas before I baked them
Overhead of Cinnamon Sugar Peanut Buttery Chickpea "Peanuts" with Peanut Flour
Close up of Cinnamon Sugar Peanut Buttery Chickpea "Peanuts" with Peanut Flour in dish
Close up of tossed chickpeas

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

Chickpeas spread onto foil lined pan
Close up of chickpeas on lined pan

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

Oven preheated to 400 degrees F
 Not the prettiest food when it’s done, but they taste heavenly
Cinnamon Sugar Peanut Buttery Chickpea "Peanuts" with Peanut Flour on baking pan

In a container

Close up of Cinnamon Sugar Peanut Buttery Chickpea "Peanuts" with Peanut Flour
Cinnamon Sugar Peanut Buttery Chickpea "Peanuts" with Peanut Flour in clear dish
Few Cinnamon Sugar Peanut Buttery Chickpea "Peanuts" with Peanut Flour in dish

These are little peanut buttery sugar “caramel” crystals

Sugar crystal
 I wish I could just make these on their own sometimes.  Oh my.  So good.
Close up of sugar crystal

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!”

Finished Cinnamon Sugar Peanut Buttery Chickpea "Peanuts" with Peanut Flour in clear container


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

 Carmelized Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Chickpea "Peanuts" on foil lined pan
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.

Close up of Carmelized Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Chickpea "Peanuts"
Spoonful of Carmelized Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Chickpea "Peanuts"
See you really are making Carmel with this recipe.  I wouldn’t steer you wrong!
Carmelized Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Chickpea "Peanuts" close up on pan

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 in white bowl
Guacamole on crackers
 
Vegan Chili in two bowls
Close up of Vegan Chili
I made the Vegan Chili in my Crock Pot but you can easily use the stove

 

Or

Vegan Peanut Butter Chex Mix close up
Inside one Chex mix piece
Check This Post for Tons of Game-Day Themed Recipes

Dessert is my last recipe creation with Peanut Flour:

One Vegan GF Peanut Butter Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie with Peanut Flour
 I love the semi-translucent parts.  That’s where the Peanut Flour + Butter + Sugar turned into a mouthgasmic experience.  
Backside of cookie
Hand holding one Vegan GF Peanut Butter Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie with Peanut Flour

 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
Woman and child hugging and smiling
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. 

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