Spicy Maple Chickpeas

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This is such an easy and delicious chickpea recipe, if you love hot sauce and maple syrup I encourage you to try it. I am what you would call a hot sauce enthusiast. I can handle heat any chance I get, I will add cayenne to my meals. Conversely, I haven’t always been a maple syrup lover, but it has grown on me. Now I use it on everything, particularly in baked goods. It compliments the chickpeas so well  and helps to form this ultra simple sauce that gives them a flavourful coating. It takes only a couple of minutes for these to cook which is partly why I love them. But I mean, chickpeas are amazing. I liked them before I went vegan, but my love for them has become overwhelming since. They’re always the star, and you can add almost anything you would like to them, to amp up the deliciousness. If you are the same, or at least on the level of like, I hope you would try these as a snack or a side to your meal.

serves 1-3 Ingredients

1 can of chickpeas (15g or so) or about 1 and a half cups cooked
3 tbsp and 1 tsp hot sauce
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp tamari
2 tsp olive oil

Instructions

In a large frying pan, heat the oil and chickpeas after you drained and rinsed them. Do this over medium heat and cook them for around a good 5 minutes, stirring them around occasionally.

While this is going on, in a bowl, add the hot sauce, maple syrup and tamari and stir it all up. After 5 minutes of cooking, add it to the chickpeas in the frying pan. This will be runny at first so you’ll need to stir it to coat the chickpeas.

Cook this until all or almost all of the sauce is covering the chickpeas. This will take a good 2-3 minutes so stir them around every so often.

You can serve alone or as a side. Enjoy!

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