Dark chocolate, red wine, a good hefeweizen, butter, butter ON toast, a slice of pie, ice cream, ice cream CAKE…what’s the saying?
“To much of a good thing is bad”
Maybe true, maybe not, it depends right? Hello! Can one have too much hugging? Too much laughter? Last time I checked no one died from laughing too much. But, I guess it applies to some things.
Hummus. It happened to me. I really love hummus, especially the spicy kind but I got a bit hummus’d out recently. Sad, right?! I didn’t think the day would come; seriously, I grew up on hummus! Nevertheless, my hummus slump will pass, I’ll probably be back on it next week! In the mean time, I need some chickpea, not the hummus form…in another form!
I was looking for something untraditional as it applied to the standard hummus varieties. Well, I love Indian food and Moroccan food. I thought, why not yellow curry and cinnamon, both of which is either in Indian cuisine or Moroccan cuisine. I think I found a winner-snack and I think you’ll like it too.
Say “Hello” to my oven-roasted chickpeas tossed in yellow curry powder and cinnamon. Toasty, crunchy, warm-tasting and the antithesis of boring. If you don’t feel like having popcorn movie night-after-movie night, then have some roasted chickpeas. Need to catch up on the Oscar noms? How about pop-in a film or two and roast some chickpeas, heck ya! Chickpeas are packed with good things for your body. Curry and cinnamon? Well, they’re all-stars too. Allow me to elaborate…
Nutritional perks –
Chickpeas – very low in cholesterol. good source of dietary fiber, Vitamin B6 and folate
Cinnamon – good source of Vitamin K and iron. very good course of dietary fiber and calcium
Curry powder – good source of Vitamin B6, folate and magnesium. very good source of dietary fiber, Vitamin E and K, iron and manganese.
Oven Roasted Chickpeas tossed in Curry Powder & Cinnamon
– 8 oz canned chickpeas (i.e. garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed. I prefer the no-salt added kind. If you want more than 8 oz, by all means, go for it!
– Nonstick cooking spray. I used extra virgin olive oil cooking spray.
– 1 tsp yellow curry powder
– 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
You can decide on the curry to cinnamon ratio. If you want more cinnamon then add more and vice-versa.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with the nonstick cooking spray.
Spread chickpeas on a baking sheet and spritz some cooking spray on those hotties.
Roast for 45-50 minutes. Stir the chickpeas around every 10-15 minutes.