Cinnamon Sugar Chickpea Snacks

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Chickpeas are wicked source of protein and fibre – a perfect combo to keep fuelled on outdoor adventures. These crunchy snacks are sweet and delicious (and perhaps a little addicting). 

Prep Time: < 5 mins + 12 hours marinating

Cooking Method: dehydrating

Cooking Time: ~ 6 hours

Yield: 2


  • 1 cup cooked or canned chickpeas, drained
  • 2 tbsps sugar
  • 1 heaping tbsp cinnamon
  • Pinch nutmeg (optional)
  • 6 tbsps water


  1. Cook chickpeas (or drain and rinse from a can).
  2. In a container, combine sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and water. Stir well to combine. 
  3. Add in chickpeas and let marinate for 12 hours.
  4. Drain excess liquid from container and disperse chickpeas onto dehydrating trays.
  5. Dehydrate at 135o for ~6 hours.

Voilà! Your Crunchy Chickpea Snacks are ready to go!


  • Don’t let this one marinate for more than 12 hours or else you get a very sticky marinade that gelatinizes and doesn’t dry properly 
  • For extra flavour, sprinkle on more cinnamon right before putting them into the dehydrator 
  • Learn more about dehydrating from our Dehydrating 101 post

*Nutrition information is estimated using an online nutrition calculator. Actual nutrition facts may vary.

Per Serving:

Calories: 168 kcal  Protein: 7g  Carbs: 32g  Fat: 2g Fibre: 7.5g

 Sugar: 6g Sodium: 6mg Saturated Fat: 0g  Cholesterol: 0mg 

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