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Today is Foodie Friday in which I post a recipe that I’m loving right now. As you might have gathered, this isn’t a food blog, but I like to cook so this is a fun addition. This doesn’t happen every Friday, but I try to post a recipe twice a month or so.
Today, it is the spiced chickpeas that I have been enjoying. I’m kinda obsessed to be honest. These are so easy to make, and they are perfect for cold wintery afternoons or anytime of year really.
These pics were obviously taken a few days ago before the huge snow storm hit. My backyard is completely covered in snow now.
The first time the hubs and I had a version of these, they were in a Ethiopian restaurant, and they were fried. I do make the fried version every once in a while, but the baked version is a lot healthier and tastes just as good.
Ethiopian Spiced Chickpeas
- 1 rinsed can of chickpeas (or 1 1/2 cups freshly cooked chickpeas)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Throw all ingredients onto a baking sheet and mix with your hands. Bake for 30-40 min turning once in-between. They should be crunchy outside and soft and moist on the inside.
I told you they were easy!! I have them this way for snacks or sprinkle them over salads. Either way, they are absolutely delicious AND filling.
By the way, if you haven’t been to an Ethiopian restaurant yet, you are seriously missing out on some of the best food out there!
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