Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas Recipe

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For those times when you’re craving a salty, crunchy snack and you have a can of chickpeas just laying around.

Today’s recipe is a quick one but if you want a quick snack that takes minimal effort then keep reading!

Chickpeas are packed with fibre, protein and several vitamins, which make them filling and the perfect plant-based protein snack. I love including them in recipes for a vegan protein option and you can even add them to your salads. Chickpeas are a versatile ingredient and can be used in a number of recipes. When it comes to chickpea snacks however, it’s best to make your own at home. Store-bought snacks can contain a number of unnecessary ingredients so it’s best to avoid the processed kind. The best part is that you can make any flavour combinations you want depending on which spices you use to make this chickpea recipe your own.

Nutrition facts (1 Cup chickpeas)

  • Calories: 210
  • Protein: 10.7g
  • Carbs: 35g
  • Fat: 3.8g
  • Fibre: 9.6g
  • Sodium: 322mg

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp thyme

Steps

  1. Wash your chickpeas well and dry with a kitchen towel. I like to remove the skin to get the extra crispy.
  2. Drizzle in your olive oil, (avocado oil is also an option) and add in your seasonings.
  3. Stir until the chickpeas are evenly coated.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven at 150ºC for about 1hr. Check on them and stir regularly to ensure they do not burn. Once they harden and turn golden brown they’re done.
  5. You can store them in an airtight container for about 3-4 days.

Banana Bread Cookies

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Combining my two favourite snacks; banana bread and cookies was one of my best decisions. These cookies are gluten and dairy- free and are pretty easy to make. They are the ultimate guilt-free snack; the flavour of banana bread but with the fun of cookies, while incorporating whole ingredients and superfoods.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 1/2 cup gf flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar/xylitol
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 2tbsp cacao nibs / dairy-free chocolate chips

STEPS

  1. Mash the bananas and combine the eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, coconut oil and sugar together.
  2. Fold in the baking powder and flour until it forms a sticky dough.
  3. Spoon the batter onto a baking sheet, allowing space between each scoop.
  4. Top with the cacao nibs and bake at 180ºC for 30-35 mins or until the cookies turn golden brown.

I enjoy having these cold, but you can have them however you’d like. Thank you for reading, let me know if you try them out and please like and follow for more recipes like this one.

Healthy 5 min Apple Crumble

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This is a delicious new recipe that serves as a healthy snack but also as a hack for your ordinary apple crumble. It’s dairy, vegan, and gluten free, but the best part is that it’s really easy to make. I tried this when I was craving a midnight snack, so here it is;

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 apple
  • 1/2 tsp any liquid sweetener (agave syrup/ honey for a non vegan option)
  • 1/2tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 2tbsp granola (you can find a recipe here)

STEPS

  1. Dice the apple, mix in the syrup and cinnamon in a mug.
  2. Microwave it for 3-4 mins or until the apples turn soft.
  3. Add in the almond milk and top with granola.

This was a quick one, hope you try it out and thank you for reading! Like and follow for more easy and healthy recipes, xoxo.