Crunchy Cinnamon and Maple Roasted Chickpeas

These are so delicious! All of my kids were not so patiently waiting for them to come out of the oven. (And my oldest hates chick peas) More than one of them came into the kitchen saying, “what smells like cinnamon buns! Can we try those?” As we all know smell is the so important in what we choose to eat! They are so simple to make but pack a nutritional punch. Chick peas are a great source of protein, high in iron, rich in fibre and can help to stabilize blood sugar levels. These little babies are great warm out of the oven, cold on their own, or put into a snack mix for school. The only downfall was we only had one can, and they only lasted a few minutes.

I can organic chick peas
2T coconut oil
2T maple syrup
2-3 tsp. of cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350. Drain and rinse chick peas. Pour onto a baking sheet. Melt coconut oil, mix with maple syrup and pour over chick peas. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Place in oven for 40 to 50 minutes, shaking pan every 10 minutes to prevent them from sticking. Allow to cool for a few minutes before eating.

Mix them up with some snacks for kids! Our nutritionist Jen Wright always has awesome idea for snacks! photo 3-7