Homemade Granola with Chickpeas, Pecans and Maple - Happy Hooligans
Maple-Cinnamon-Pecan Granola with Roasted Chickpeas

This homemade granola with chickpeas is packed with protein and maple-cinnamon flavour. It's perfect as a snack or for sprinkling on yogurt or ice cream.

Course: appetizer/snack
  • 15 oz tin chickpeas
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1 tsp each melted coconut oil and real maple syrup for roasting chickpeas
  • 1 tsp melted coconut oil & 2-3 tbsp maple syrup for baking rest of granola
To Roast Chickpeas in Air Fryer
  1. Drain and rinse chickpeas and toss with oil and syrup. Place in pre-heated air fryer at 200º , and roast for 15 minutes, stirring half-way.

To Roast Chickpeas in Oven
  1. Drain and rinse chickpeas and toss with oil and syrup. Roast on lined baking sheet at 350º for 30-45 mins, stirring every 10 mins, until toasted and crunchy.

To Bake Remaining Ingredients
  1. Place remaining ingredients on baking sheet and drizzle with oil and syrup. Stir/toss well to evenly coat everything.

  2. Place in 350º oven and bake for 20 minutes, stirring at the 10-minute mark. If it requires additional time to crisp up, bake longer, checking every 5 minutes.

  3. Remove from oven and allow to cool. 

  4. Mix together with roasted chickpeas.

  5. Store, completely cooled, in a sealable plastic container or glass jar.