Chickpeas and garbanzo beans are the same thing so look for either but always try to go for organic. Watch out for salt too since sea salt is the only kind considered safe for dogs. The brand I use contains only water and seaweed, another healthy ingredient for dogs.
The texture of roasted chickpeas is surprisingly crispy and crunchy just like potato chips. A great snack for pups and their humans. In fact these are really perfect as a low fat healthy snack but remember they are still beans which can lead to a gassy tummy. Speaking for Kirby, I can tell you his gas may be silent but it can clear a room!
Honey Roasted Chickpeas Recipe (makes 1 1/2 cups)
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 37 minutes
- 15 oz can chick peas/garbanzo beans*
- 1/2 tablespoon light olive oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- Drain and rinse the chickpeas in a colander. Spread them out in between paper towels, pat dry to remove excess water, and then let them further dry for 30 minutes.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the olive oil, cinnamon, and sea salt. Add the chickpeas and coat well.
- Spread out on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes, shaking the pan every 10 minutes, until they are golden and crispy. Youíll know when they are done because if you taste one it should be crunchy all the way through. If itís still soft in the middle, continue cooking. If you see that they are getting dark, just lower the temperature in your oven and cook them longer. Keep an eye on them after that so they donít burn which can happen quickly.
- Remove from the oven, place in a medium bowl and toss with the honey.
- Place back in the oven and roast for an additional 6 to 7 minutes to caramelize the honey.
- Cool completely.
These can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week. I don't recommend freezing them. To me, they are like popcorn, good the first day but not so much the next.
*You can also use dried garbanzo beans. Soak 1 cup of beans in water overnight then cook for about 10 to 15 minutes on a low boil. Taste to see if tender inside but make sure they donít get too soft. Drain, dry, and bake.
This recipe has been carefully researched and tested by Kirby the Dorkie and his furiends. It is essential to seek the advice of your Veterinarian before changing your dog's diet or adding any ingredients to your dog's food especially if your dog has any underlying health issues.
Debby, pawrent to Kirby the Dorkie, creates and develops recipes for dog treats and dog meals. You can find more recipes and nutritional information from ďThe Canine Chef CookbookĒ and like Kirby the Dorkie on Facebook for more doggie fun.
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