Pumpkin Spice Roasted Chickpea Trail Mix

Whenever I travel I always pack snacks. Sometimes I even have my snacks packed before I have my clothes packed. It’s pretty funny. When I arrived at my cousin’s house she immediately asked what food I brought because she knew I would pack some treats. Please tell me I’m not the only one that does this!?!

The reason I like to pack snacks is because finding healthy options at the airport is like looking for a needle in a haystack (which, btw did you see the guy who proved it’s not impossible to find a needle in a haystack?) Also, airport food is crazy expensive. So yeah, I always pack my own food and I also bring my water bottle so that I don’t have to buy bottled. Healthy travel trick: unfilled water bottles are totally fine going through security. Once you’re through you can fill it up at a water fountain or any restaurant that has a self-serve soda fountain with a water option. I’ve even asked the folks at Starbucks to fill up my water bottle and they usually don’t mind.

Pumpkin Spice Roasted Chickpea Trail Mix

Okay, so let’s talk about what I brought with me on this trip… lots of snacks and some food to share with my cousin and her family once I arrived. 🙂

In my carry-on bag:

  • overnight oats (it was an early morning flight)
  • apples
  • banana
  • carrots
  • chickpea trail mix (I’m sharing this recipe today)
  • think thin bars (I’m loving the Salted Caramel Lean Protein + Fiber AND they have new holiday flavors right now — Pumpkin Spice and Dark Chocolate Peppermint)
  • protein powder packets

In my checked bag:

  • love grown food hot oats
  • quinoa pasta and quinoa flakes
  • salmon packets

I didn’t eat all my snacks on the plane so I have a few for my flight home today. Brooke loves to cook too so we made a bunch of tasty dishes with the quinoa pasta and flakes. I’ll be sharing those with you soon.

In the meantime, here’s the recipe for the pumpkin spice chickpea trail mix! It’s delicious and super easy to whip up.

Pumpkin Spice Roasted Chickpea Trail Mix

The pumpkin pie spice and stevia add a subtly sweet flavor and baking the chickpeas makes them super crunchy (which I love).

The chickpeas were a great snack on their own, but combining them with coconut flakes, almond slices, and chocolate chips was pretty much the best idea ever. I think chickpea trail mix might be my new favorite snickety snacks. I hope you like it as much as I do. Enjoy!

Need more great trail mix recipes. You can check out my roundup.

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Pumpkin Spice Roasted Chickpea Trail Mix


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 10 servings

Description

The perfect combination of salty and sweet, this pumpkin spice flavored snack is great for fall!


Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 56 drop of stevia*
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened large flaked coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup almond slices
  • 1/4 cup enjoy life mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Once your chickpeas are rinsed, pat them dry with paper towels to get them as dry as you can.
  3. Place the chickpeas in a bowl, add the pumpkin pie spice and stevia and stir to combine.
  4. Lay them out flat on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, gently stirring every 10 minutes. If they are still a little soft after 30 minutes, bake for another 5-10 minutes. They should be crispy when you remove them from the oven. Set aside to cool.
  5. Place remaining ingredients in a bowl and combine. Once chickpeas are cool add them to the bowl, stir and enjoy. Store any leftovers in an airtight container.

Notes

*You can use 1-2 teaspoons of maple syrup instead of stevia if you’d like.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 155
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Protein: 6g

 Do you pack snacks when you travel? 

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    22 comments
    1. Nicola Grossi
      March 6, 2019 AT 3:12 pm

      Right now I have stevia packets, not liquid, in my kitchen. And since it’s been awhile, I can’t remember what the equivalents are — so, is one packet of (dry) stevia probably the right amount, to mix with that teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice? (And for that matter, one teaspoon really is enough for a whole can of chickpeas?)

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 6, 2019 AT 3:18 pm

        I’m not 100% sure, but I’d say start with 1/4 teaspoon of the powdered stevia and then add more if it doesn’t taste sweet enough.

    2. Pamela
      February 7, 2017 AT 4:47 am

      A very healthy breakfast to be noted. Let me pin this 🙂

    3. Lindsay
      February 11, 2015 AT 8:48 pm

      How long will this stay good in an airtight container at room temperature?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 11, 2015 AT 9:58 pm

        I’d say 2-3 days.

    4. Brittany @ Delights and Delectables
      November 17, 2014 AT 7:44 am

      I always pack snacks!! These sound amazing girl!

    5. taramdeal
      November 16, 2014 AT 11:12 pm

      This sounds soooo tasty!! 🙂

    6. Christina @ The Beautiful Balance
      November 16, 2014 AT 10:29 pm

      Yes!! I throw roasted chickpeas into everything I possibly can and made a rendition of this just last week. So perfect and I love that you made them pumpkin spice. Trying this later this week!

    7. Mattie
      November 16, 2014 AT 7:10 pm

      This looks so good! Trial mix is one of my favorite things to snack on. I have yet to make roasted chickpeas and need to change that because they always look so good!

    8. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul
      November 15, 2014 AT 9:21 pm

      I really need to start packing my own snacks when I travel. Good idea!

    9. Sami
      November 15, 2014 AT 7:23 pm

      Love this! I have cans of chick peas in my cabinet waiting to be roasted. I’ve added sweet curry spice but never pumpkin pie spice. Thanks for a great idea!

    10. Emily
      November 15, 2014 AT 3:14 pm

      This looks great. I love chickpeas prepared sweet!

      Always snacks! Larabars, kale chips, and roasted chickpeas are my go-tos–and clementines this time of year.

    11. Nikki @ The Road to Less Cake
      November 15, 2014 AT 1:37 pm

      I always pack snacks when I am travelling. I’m driving down to visit my family later in the week and i will definitely be packing lunch and snacks.

      I love the idea of adding chickpeas to trail mix.

    12. aladygoeswest
      November 15, 2014 AT 11:50 am

      Sounds easy and delish! I always travel with snacks too. My favorite recent airport lunch was a baked sweet potato smothered in almond butter. It traveled so well. And yes, I always refill my water bottle once I go through security at a Starbucks or something. Saves you about $5 at least each time! Happy weekend to you:)

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 15, 2014 AT 3:22 pm

        Ohh, I love that sweet potato idea!

    13. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
      November 15, 2014 AT 11:44 am

      Yum! I always pack quinoa flakes with me too 😉
      Raw nuts and apples are a must as well!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 15, 2014 AT 3:16 pm

        We made quinoa granola with the quinoa flakes and it was absolutely delicious. 🙂

    14. Alex @ get big, go to work
      November 15, 2014 AT 11:01 am

      will this recipe be pin-able at a later time? I’d like to bookmark to make soon. Thanks 😀

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 15, 2014 AT 3:02 pm

        Yes! I was having trouble with my plugins and deactivated the Pinterest Pin It button. It should be back now if you want to try again. Another tip if you use chrome, the Pinterest extension is awesome and images don’t have to have a Pin It button to pin them. 🙂

    15. Alex @ get big, go to work
      November 15, 2014 AT 10:58 am

      I always pack snacks when I travel too because it can be so hard to find healthy snacks not just at the airport, but at convenience stores when traveling on the road! This trail mix looks so delicious! I’ve been making crunchy curry chickpeas lately-love the texture. Need to whip this version up for my next road trip to Pittsburgh.

    16. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
      November 15, 2014 AT 10:01 am

      This looks so good! I have never baked chick peas. I always pack something when I travel, but usually not enough. It is impossible to find healthy snacks in an airport.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 15, 2014 AT 2:47 pm

        I know! I got lucky today and found a delicious salad for lunch at the Charlotte airport.

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