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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Cinnamon Sugar Snack Mix

Who doesn't like a snack that is both sweet and salty to satisfy both cravings?! Try this simple reci-pea, for Cinnamon Sugar Snack Mix, which is packed with protein (like nuts) but without all the fat.

We made our snack mix using 2 different kinds of beans: the more traditional garbanzo and the less traditional small white bean. They are easy to make and have on hand when your kids want to grab a bag of chips or cookies.

Cinnamon Sugar Snack Mix
• 1/2 cup dried garbanzo
• 1/2 cup of dried small white beans
• 1 Tbl olive oil
• 1 Tbl sugar
•1 tsp ground cinnamon
• 1.5 tsp salt

Soak the dried beans in cold water overnight in the refrigerator. Drain them in the morning and dry them well.

Preheat the oven to 330 F

In a medium bowl mix the olive oil and the salt. Toss in the beans and coat them well.

Spread the beans in a single layer on an baking sheet. Bake them in the oven stirring them every 15 minutes to prevent burning. Bake for about 45-55 minutes until they are crunchy and no longer tender in the center.

Mix the cinnamon and sugar together in a small bowl. Toss the beans in the cinnamon sugar mixture when they come out of the oven. Let the beans cool completely and eat!

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