Snacks

September 6, 2021

Crispy Chickpea Trail Mix

Add deliciously crispy, high-fiber chickpeas to a classic trail mix to create Crispy Chickpea Trail Mix! It's a high-fiber plant-based snack you can take with you on the go.

Crispy Chickpea Trail Mix

I LOVE snacking! And I have no shame about it. It's great to fuel our bodies with nutrients throughout the day. There are a few things I like to keep in mind when choosing a snack. The primary factor being fiber content.

If a food has fiber it will keep you fuller for longer. Not to mention all the other health benefits of fiber. Fiber is perfect for snacks, because that's their purpose - to keep you full!

This Crispy Chickpea Trail Mix packs in TONS of fiber. Nuts, seeds, and raisins that you'd find in any old trail mix are great. But the chickpeas are what really put this trail mix over the edge. Beans are loaded with fiber. And they've also got quite a bit of protein. They are perfect to balance out the nutritional profile of a classic trail mix.

Crispy Chickpeas also taste delicious! I have a basic recipe for them here and also they are incredible in these Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes.

You just pop the chickpeas in your oven or air fryer and let them crisp up on the outside. The result is a nice crunchy chickpea with a slightly soft interior. Perfect!

Crispy Chickpea Trail Mix

Recipe Features

  • Dietary needs — this Crispy Chickpea Trail Mix is high-fiber, oil-free, dairy-free, plant-based, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free
  • Perfect snack — make a batch of this trail mix and have a delicious snack to munch on whenever you want a crunchy, sweet and salty snack
  • Macronutrient balanced — this trail mix are a great combo of fat. protein, carbs and fiber

Ingredients

  • Chickpeas: The star of this trail mix! Crisp up the chickpeas in the oven or air fryer for a nice crunch.
  • Nuts: I used almonds, peanuts, and pecans.
  • Chocolate Chips: For a bit of sweetness. Make sure to use vegan chocolate chips!
  • Pumpkin Seeds: For some extra nutrients!
  • Raisins & Golden Raisins: For some more sweetness. I love switching it up with both regular raisins and golden raisins.

Crispy Chickpea Trail Mix

How to make Crispy Chickpea Trail Mix

Step 1. Heat the oven or air fryer or oven to 350. Bake or fry chickpeas with some salt for 10 minutes.

Step 2. When the chickpeas are done toast the almonds, peanuts, and pecans for a few minutes, until they are just starting to turn golden and fragrant.

Step 3. Let the chickpeas and nuts cool completely.

Step 4. Mix the cooled chickpeas, nuts, chocolate chips, pumpkin seeds, and raisins. Enjoy!

Recipe Prayer

Thank you God for this healthy snack. Help us fuel our bodies with the nutrients you give us.

Crispy Chickpea Trail Mix

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Crispy Chickpea Trail Mix

Add deliciously crispy, high-fiber chickpeas to a classic trail mix to create Crispy Chickpea Trail Mix! It's a high-fiber plant-based snack you can take with you on the go.

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

8

Prep:

5

min

cook:

15

min

total:

20

min

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Chickpeas
  • 1/2 Cup Almonds
  • 1/2 Cup Peanuts
  • 1/2 Cup Pecans
  • 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Cup Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Raisins
  • 1/2 Cup Golden Raisins

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven or air fryer or oven to 350. Bake or fry chickpeas with some salt for 10 minutes.
  2. When the chickpeas are done toast the almonds, peanuts, and pecans for a few minutes, until they are just starting to turn golden and fragrant.
  3. Let the chickpeas and nuts cool completely.
  4. Mix the cooled chickpeas, nuts, chocolate chips, pumpkin seeds, and raisins. Enjoy!
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August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography