Pumpkin Spice Roasted Chickpea Trail Mix
Published Nov 15, 2014, Updated Oct 26, 2021
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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. Airport food is also 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.
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)
- 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.
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.
Pumpkin Spice Roasted Chickpea Trail Mix
- 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 5-6 drop of stevia*
- 1/2 cup unsweetened large flaked coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup almond slices
- 1/4 cup enjoy life mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 400°.
- Once your chickpeas are rinsed, pat them dry with paper towels to get them as dry as you can.
- Place the chickpeas in a bowl, add the pumpkin pie spice and stevia and stir to combine.
- 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.
- 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.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.
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!
This sounds soooo tasty!! 🙂
I always pack snacks!! These sound amazing girl!
How long will this stay good in an airtight container at room temperature?
I’d say 2-3 days.
A very healthy breakfast to be noted. Let me pin this 🙂
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?)
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.
I tried this and used the roast feature on my toaster oven and it didn’t work, I used some sugar but these did not taste good.maybe try again and use the bake feature. Or a different sweetener.
So sorry this didn’t work in your toaster oven and thanks for letting me know. I’ve never tried it that way.
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