A perfect healthy, crunchy, pumpkin snack! Satisfy your sweet snack craving with pumpkin spice roasted chickpeas. Gluten-free and allergy-friendly, you won’t be able to keep your hands off them!
Hey there pumpkin people! You didn’t think I was done with the pumpkin recipes just yet, did you? Well I’m not! And I just have to share these since I’ve been snacking on them all month and feel bad that they just kept getting pushed back on the posting schedule. I didn’t feel too bad though since I had this and these to share 😉 These chickpeas still deserved their day to shine though!
These also seemed like a great recipes to share so soon after Halloween. You may find yourself snacking on candy (which I say go for!), but you might want a healthier snack to balance it all out. Some sweet crunchy chickpea protein seemed like a good swap. These are sugar-free so you won’t have to worry about that. Leave these in a big bowl when you have upcoming holiday parties too! They won’t spoil any appetites, but will totally satisfy the noshing requirement!
Now, really, I’m not a big snacker. You won’t find me grazing the kitchen and cupboards. I like big meals, not bits or this and that. My mom is a big snacker, eating this and that, so is my brother. I fall a bit short of that trait. However, I do appreciate a good crunchy snack. I absolutely love my popcorn and gluten-free pretzels. I just like my snacky-snacks to be a part of a bigger meal, like lunch! What is a sandwich without a crunchy side? Nothing, that’s what!
Since I eat my lunch on Tuesdays half during a lecture, then the other half shoveled down my throat before a 3 hour lab, I usually nosh on the crunchiness during lecture. I’ve been using these chickpeas to fuel my academic brain power! Protein powder for sure; in all it’s plant-based glory! Hopefully I’m not disturbing anyone with my crunching. These are super crunchy peas!
Which reminds me of something a bit off topic. Why is it, when you’re taking a test, and the room is silent, your stomach makes the loudest noises! never does that normally when there is sound and talking, but when all is silent, it goes crazy! I know it’s louder to the individual (yourself), than it is to everyone on the outside, but they can still hear it! I know I’m not the only one this happens too 😛 It’s so…embarrassing? I think it’s pretty distracting even to myself! Why must the tummy talk while I’m trying to describe the functions of NADH and FADH+ on electron transport????
Pumpkin Spice Roasted Chickpeas
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- In a bowl, combine the chickpeas, pumpkin, and spices. Toss to fully coat.
- Line a baking pan with parchment paper or silpat and spread out the chickpeas.
- Bake for 45-60 minutes, stirring occasionally, until fully roasted and crunchy.
- Allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight jar.
Gotta love the seasonal crunch! Roasted chickpeas are pretty addicting, so if you want more recipes, check out my smoked paprika & cinnamon ones or my cinnamon “sugar” ones as well! When I first made these chickpeas, I had a ton to cook, so I made another flavor as well. You’ll have to wait a bit longer for those, but you know I never let you down…eventually! Now go get your healthy snacking on! Although I’d suggest you throw in some candy and make a “trail mix” if you will 😉 At least do some chocolate chips!
So tell me:
+ Are you a snacker?
+ Have you experienced the stomach growling/noise-making/craziness during silent moments?
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