Friday, 6 May 2016 - , , , , , , , 5 comments

RECIPE : Chickpeanuts

These wonderful, tasty, crunchy nibbles are delicious with a drink, as a little snack or yummy scattered onto salads.
The chickpeas are roasted in soy sauce which forms a 'marmitey'-flavoured coating and a crunchy texture.
My little chickpeanuts are low in fat and extremely high in protein so although they may seem high in smartpoints, they are a healthy little snack.

Of course, the best thing about these snacks is that if you are following the NoCount plan they are entirely free-otherwise they work out to 9sp/approx.550kcal for the whole amount, or 5sp/225kcal for half.


Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas6


400g(242g drained)can chickpeas in water
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon garlic puree
(swap for 1 clove crushed fresh garlic for NoCount)
3 teaspoons low salt soy sauce


Drain the chickpeas, rinse thoroughly under running water in a sieve to discard the 'soapy' liquid, then drain on some kitchen paper, blotting to remove excess water.

Pop the drained chickpeas into a mixing bowl, add the oil, garlic puree and 1 teaspoon of the soy sauce. Mix well to coat thoroughly.

Spread out the seasoned chickpeas on foil in an even layer on a baking sheet.
Roast for around 40-50 minutes checking and turning every 10-15 minutes. Add the remaining soy sauce towards the end of the cooking time, mix well and continue to roast until the chickpeas have a crispy coating.

Allow to cool slightly before serving.
They should have this gorgeous toasted appearance and will crisp up even more as they cool down.




Diane 7 May 2016 at 07:30

Sounds lovely ....will have a go ...always handy to have a "nibble" treat at the weekend!!

Tina 9 May 2016 at 18:01

Hi Janey
After reading WW mag I've started following your brill blog, fantastic recipes! In the May issue of WW mag you mentioned a Jaffa creation using choc shot liquid with clementine. I've tried to find the recipe on your blog but can't find it. Can you tell me where to find it

Janey 9 May 2016 at 18:10

Thanks Diane-hope you enjoy! x

Janey 9 May 2016 at 18:12

Hi Tina-so funny! These flippant comments we make! The dessert is so simple it isn't even blog-worthy which is why you couldn't find it! Literally peel a clementine, pop into a with Total 0%fat Greek yoghurt and Orange Spice Chocshot! That's it! Love Janey xx

Charlotte 16 June 2016 at 07:05

Sounds so nice. I will to have a go ...always handy to have a "nibble" treat at the weekend!!

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