How to Make Chickpeas Taste Like Cinnamon Toast Crunch

How to Make Chickpeas Taste Like Cinnamon Toast Crunch


We love healthy solutions to sugary treats, especially when they involve recreating the sweet, cinnamon flavor of a yummy breakfast cereal. - McCormick Test Kitchens

Let’s be real: Breakfast cereal, especially a one Cinnamon Toast Crunch, is delightful. It’s also, unfortunately, not so great for you. That’s why we were so psyched to discover that a certain legume can, when prepared correctly, taste reeeally similar to the sugary treat. The veg in question: the humble chickpea. Here’s the scoop.

What you need: One can of chickpeas, one tablespoon of olive oil, one tablespoon of honey and, of course, a healthy sprinkling of cinnamon.

What you do: Drain and rinse the chickpeas, then dry them on a paper towel. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and top a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the chickpeas on the baking sheet in a single layer and bake for 45 minutes, or until crispy. While they’re still warm, toss them in a bowl with the olive oil, honey and cinnamon to taste. Spread back onto the baking sheet and cook for another 10 minutes or so until caramelized.

The result? A crispy, golden bowl of goodness that you don’t have to feel bad about eating in its entirety. Magic.


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