I often daydream about food and for the last few days I’ve been imagining these Smokey Maple Roasted Chickpeas cooked in the ActiFry. I was actually thinking of a maple cured bacon flavour but settled with using smoked paprika instead which worked really well, hubby actually thought that the chickpeas were bacon flavoured!
As Valentines Day isn’t far away I thought these Smokey Maple Roasted Chickpeas would be the perfect nibble to impress your loved one with a pre-dinner drink. They are both vegan and gluten free so should suit most tastes. The outer shell is crispy and the middle slightly soft with a sweet, salty, smokey vibe. When my son came back from college he polished off the rest and said “these are really good mum”! What higher recommendation could there be;-)
I do hope you try these healthy chickpea nibbles as they are so easy to make and far better than anything you could buy. For more inspiration you might like these recipes:
Spiced Almonds – Fab Food 4 All
Sweet & Spicy Roasted Chickpeas – Fab Food 4 All
Dehydrated Kale Chips with Chilli – Planet Veggie
Paprika Spiced Mixed Nuts – Farmersgirl Kitchen
Rosemary & Smoked Sea Salt Roasted Walnuts – Lavender & Lovage
- 1 400g tin chickpeas
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- ¼ tsp smoked paprika
- ¼ tsp onion granules
- ½ tsp freshly ground sea salt
- pinch of freshly ground pepper
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- Drain and rinse the chickpeas in a sieve.
- Pour onto a plate covered with kitchen paper and rub thoroughly dry with more kitchen paper.
- Place the chickpeas in the ActiFry and set timer for 10 minutes, removing and shaking the pan half way through.
- Add the sesame oil, smoked paprika, onion powder, sea salt and pepper and set timer for 8 minutes, removing and shaking pan half way through.
- Finally drizzle the maple syrup over the chickpeas and set timer for 4 minutes, removing and shaking pan half way through.
- Chickpeas should be crispy on the outside and slightly soft on the inside, continue cooking if necessary until ready.
- Pour onto a plate and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.
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