Feeling tempted by all the sweet treats at work and school for the holidays? Skip the break-room cookies and try these tasty Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas for a healthy alternative to satisfy your sweet tooth.

“Chickpeas are high in fiber, potassium vitamin C and vitamin B-6, all of which support heart health. They are also a great source of protein, which will help keep you feeling full and satisfied long after your snack,” said Meaghan Butler, RD, an outpatient registered dietitian.

Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas

Ingredients

  • 1 can (16 ounces) low-sodium chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • optional: pinch of salt

Directions

  1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Spread them out on a towel and dry well. If you have time, let them air-dry for 30 minutes. Remove any loose skins.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  3. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss chickpeas with melted coconut oil. Bake for 17 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.
  4. Remove from oven and drizzle with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon and salt if desired. Stir to evenly coat all chickpeas. Return to oven for two minutes.
  5. Let cool completely before enjoying or storing in airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

Servings: 3

  • Calories: 169
  • Total fat: 7 g
  • Sodium: 268 g
  • Total Carbohydrates: 26 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6 g
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Protein: 7 g

Source: www.rachelcooks.com

Meaghan Butler, RD, LDN

Meaghan Butler, RD, LDN

Registered Dietitian

Meaghan is a registered dietitian and outpatient diabetes educator at Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital.

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