You know what’s not fair? Clothing stores that use those slimming mirrors. The ones that are slightly slanted to make you look inches taller and several pounds thinner. You end up leaving the store with a bag full of new clothes, only to realize later that it’s really not you who looks longer and leaner. It was just the mirror.
So it should come as no surprised that my first recipe for 2013 is for a healthy snack. Cliche, I know. But I have a hunch some of you in the same boat as me.
These honey roasted garbanzo beans (chickpeas) are surprisingly addictive. Like other roasted garbanzo beans, they have a nice crunch to them. But what makes them different is a slight sweetness. So if you’re trying to eat healthier this year (join the club) this is a good snack recipe to have up your sleeve.
Honey Roasted Garbanzo Beans Recipe
Like other roasted garbanzo beans, you want to cook these long enough so they have a nice crunch. Otherwise, you'll end up with mushy chickpeas. Test a couple around the 40 minute mark to check for crunchiness.
1 15-ounce can of garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
Pinch of fine grain sea salt
Preheat oven to 400F. Blot chickpeas with a paper towel to remove excess water. Place chickpeas on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.
In the meantime, mix melted butter and honey together in a small bowl. After chickpeas have baked for 30 minutes, remove from oven and pour on the honey butter mixture. Stir to evenly coat. Sprinkle on a small amount of salt. Return to oven and bake for an additional 15 minutes or so, until chickpeas are completely crunchy.