Sometimes It Seems So Wrong, But It Is Oh So Right


Good afternoon!

By now, you probably know a few things about me…

  • I love quick recipes.
  • I love healthy recipes.
  • I love delicious tasting recipes.
  • I don’t care for long ingredient lists- simple is good!


This chickpea recipe is no exception to my requirements…

Chick P’s & P.B

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  • 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas, rinsed and drained *(see note below)
  • 1 heaping tbsp peanut butter (other nut butters might work too!)
  • 1/2 tsp pure maple syrup


Directions: Rinse and drain chickpeas. For a single serving, take 1/2 cup of cooked chickpeas and set aside in a small, but deep, bowl. In another small bowl, mix the nut butter and pure maple syrup together. Scoop the PB + maple syrup mixture onto the chickpeas and mix well with a spoon. Serve over top of a soft piece of bread, in a wrap, on a salad, or eat it alone! I tried this on toast, soft bread, and alone and I liked it best alone, then on soft bread, and didn’t care for it on toast too much. It may also be good on the right kind of salad too!

Note: I used canned chickpeas, however if you cook your own, you might want to add a pinch of sea salt as the canned chickpeas have a lovely salty flavour to them.

Nutritional Information: (Serves 1): 260 calories, 9 grams fat, 6 grams fibre, 9 grams protein.

Those are some amazing nutritional stats, eh? It makes for a quick and healthy morning or afternoon power snack!

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I came up with this simple recipe when I was making my first batch of dessert hummus– that recipe will be coming shortly too!

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I know it probably seems very strange to mix peanut butter and maple syrup and throw it onto chickpeas (trust me, I thought so too!), but it honestly tastes AMAZING!

I must ask, what is nut butter not good with?

I have realized that chickpeas are very versatile and will basically adapt to any flavour that you mix it with!

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I loved mixing this together and just eating the chickpeas + PB mix on its own. It tasted incredible! Try it out and let me know what you think. :biggrin:

Do you love any strange combinations of foods that you think just taste amazing but others may cringe at the thought?

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1 steff ( June 8, 2010

hahaha…that graph is amazing! love it.


2 Cassandra June 8, 2010

Um….WOW, that looks delicious to me! I love chickpeas – I went through a stage where I had a half a can with my lunch – straight up! I can’t wait to give this a try.


3 alyne June 8, 2010

Was eric athletic before you met him or did he become so because of your time to-ge-tha?

And are you vegetarian for health or for I love the furry creatures reasons??


p.s. am in israel, and thus, have access to MANY CHICKPEAS! and will make this :)
(but no nut butter…)


4 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 9, 2010

He played football and basketball when I met him in highschool.

I’m a vegan for lots of reasons…animal welfare, health, environment, etc.


5 grace June 8, 2010

that looks yummy!


6 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is June 8, 2010

Love the shirts! And I just don’t know if I could do chickpeas and PB…


7 Camille June 8, 2010

What a unique recipe! Love it!


8 Helen June 8, 2010

Oooo if the graph is to be believed it’s looking good for another tri!! I do hope so!
The chickpea recipe looks delicious. You are so right, sometimes the simple recipes are the best. I will so have to try this, it looks like a yummy snack.


9 Ashley M. [at] (never home)maker June 8, 2010

I’m totally with you on the quick, easy, and tasty recipes. It’s the best way to eat healthy for life! And this looks super good, Angela! If you like that, I’m thinking you might like this garbanzo bean salad I made with a tahini-coconut-basil dressing

Lemme know what you think if you try it out! have you ever seen those chocolate chippers with garbanzos in them? it’s in the cookbook Deceptively Delicious. We tried ’em out . . . not a huge fan.


10 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 9, 2010

Oh that recipe looks amazing! TU!


11 Jenn @ LiveWellFitNow June 8, 2010

That recipe looks dreamy! Quick + easy is the way to go, especially if they are delish!


12 Lisa (bakebikeblog) June 8, 2010

Ooooh these look wonderful!!! I must try them asap!


13 Kellie June 8, 2010

I am going to go try that right now. It looks like it would be very filling. Another great way to use chickpeas.


14 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter June 8, 2010

That is such a funny combo. I’m not the biggest fan of chickpeas, so I don’t know about actually trying it.

Are you thinking about doing another triathalon?


15 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 9, 2010

possibly….I haven’t decided yet!


16 Tracy June 8, 2010

One of my go-to meals is chickpeas (sometimes cinnamon roasted) over quinoa or millet with a peanut butter (or almond butter) and maple syrup sauce drizzled over the top!

Nut butter/maple syrup is my standard pancake topping. It’s also great to dip kale chips into!!! Try it! I sometimes thin it with a little hot water.


17 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 9, 2010

I still have not tried kale chips…hoping we get some kale in our CSA this week!


18 Heather (Heather's Dish) June 8, 2010

how creative! i love that idea…and you’re right, it can’t get much better than those nutritional stats! this has me concocting a little something special with chickpeas for later… :)


19 Amber K June 8, 2010

It sounds SOOO strange! And yet….I feel like I must try it! Personally I’ve always loved sweet pickles and peanut butter on a sandwich. Sounds gross, but is pretty darn tasty!


20 Cynthia (It All Changes) June 8, 2010

I’m with you. And sometimes things you think won’t work totally do. I love garbanzos because they adapt to anything.


21 Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman June 8, 2010

I can’t imagine how that flavor combination works, but I’ll trust you. I think of chick peas as a savory food, but I can see how it would blend well with stronger flavors.


22 Robyn @ Frugal 'n' Fit! June 8, 2010

I am curious to see your graph on day 3 and beyond!

You ask if there is anything that nut butter doesn’t make better, and I vote nothing! Nut butters could bring around world peace. Perhaps we should send some to the G8/G20 meetings at the end of the month? :)


23 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 9, 2010

haha I love the idea..I think it will work


24 Leah June 8, 2010

This sounds really good to me. My mom used to give my brother and I candy covered chickpeas, so I can see them being good with sweetness added. Granted, as a 9 year old, I thought they were disgusting. But that doesnt count. :)


25 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 9, 2010

candy covered chickpeas….wow, that might work!


26 Krystina June 8, 2010

You do such interesting things with food.


27 Bridget June 8, 2010

Ooooh, what a lovely and unique recipe. It’s true: nut butters make everything better! About a year and a half ago, I hardly ever ate nut butters but now I eat them everyday. I crave it if I don’t


28 Sarah @ cocoanutshakes June 8, 2010

Amazing snack!!! Your graphs make me smile =)


29 Kailey June 8, 2010

This looks amazing! I’ll definitely have to try it out :) What do chickpeas taste like?


30 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 9, 2010

That is a very hard question to answer…I really don’t know how to describe them! They have a very light flavour and are quite dense…they will basically adapt anything!


31 kristi (sweet cheeks) June 8, 2010

YUM! it just is NOT possible for nut butter to taste bad on anything…simply not possible.

I can’t wait to try this!


32 Miranda @ MirandasJeans June 8, 2010

Love the graph, must have missed that original post. Can’t wait to hear what you have to tell us tomorrow.

Love the shirt idea, but sadness, the shirts are too hard to see white on white like that, I can’t really see all that much detail. :-(


33 kim June 8, 2010

so funny that you posted this because i came across this recipe for zuchini hummus. i thought about how much you love hummus. : ) anyway, my hubby has lots of zuchini growing in his garden and i wanted to find something cool to make.

i found this recipe by gena at choosing raw. OMG so good and so healthy! fresh veggie over canned. i added minced garlic to the recipe too. glad you posted so i could pass it on!


34 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 9, 2010

Thanks I will check it out!


35 Rachel June 8, 2010

Weird Q, but what kind of canned chickpeas do you generally get?

I find some brands are so much better than others (i.e. Primo and Compliments brand > Cedar) I guess it depends on your grocery store…


36 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 9, 2010

I buy the Presidents Choice organic canned chickpeas when I am short on time, otherwise I use the big pail of dried chickpeas that I bought in bulk. I agree that there is a lot of variation between brands! I find the non-organic ones are a bit questionable at times…(esp no-name!)


37 Wei-Wei June 8, 2010

Ermm… This sounds delicious indeed, but my mom would be giving me weird looks the whole time. I have a question – when other people look at you strangely or make comments on what you eat (just yesterday my sister dissed oatmeal: “It’s disgusting nothing-tasting mush.” And just before that she had proposed to eat McD’s for breakfast. I looked at her and told her not to diss it and that I don’t like Mcdonald’s either, but clearly I cared more than she did when she said that “If you don’t like it then don’t eat it.”) how do you deal with it? I find it especially hard since it’s usually my family and friends who witness my weirdness (again, another anecdote: I went separate ways with a few friends once when they met another friend in the hallway, and when they were leaving I sort of went in the same direction, because eventually we had to turn opposite ways as well. I heard loud laughs and the words “salad, every day.” The only person I know in our friendship group who eats salad everyday is me.) and especially when my mom, who is usually in charge of what I eat, is the one making comments. Do you have any advice to deal with these kinds of comments?

Thanks so much, and those chickpeas really do sound great. :)



38 Keri June 8, 2010

First off let me say that I have not been reading OSG recently bc I’ve been really busy the past month (I quit my job, moved, and started a new grad program… plus I’m finishing planning my wedding!) I have missed your blog! Anyway, I ran out of yogurt (my go-to breakfast) yesterday and I was like I remember when I used to read OSG every day and Angela made those vegan overnight oats all the time… so I tried them. I was super skeptical that cold oatmeal would be weird but OH. MY. GOODNESS. SOOOO yummy!

The point of this story is that I need to trust Angela, even when she suggests something totally wacky like chickpeas and maple syrup.


39 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 9, 2010

So glad you enjoyed it!


40 MarathonVal June 8, 2010

You would like my dreamy peanut butter spread which is made from the same ingredients. It’s soooo addicting that I couldn’t help myself the last time I made it and ate almost the whole thing in one sitting! And today for a snack I ate chickpeas drizzled with agave. Yum!


41 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 9, 2010

Sounds good I will check it out!


42 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday June 8, 2010

I’m not gonna lie those chick peas look Oh so wrong. I guess I’d have to try it.


43 Jessica @ The Process of Healing June 8, 2010

I never would’ve thought to combine chickpeas and peanut butter!


44 katie June 8, 2010

do you have a good hummus recipe? i like it really creamy and really lemony… i’ve never been a chickpea fan but i will try this just because you said so! do they take on the flavor similar to what spinach does in fruit smoothies?


45 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 9, 2010

Yes exactly!

I have a 50 cent hummus recipe on my recipe page if you are interested :)


46 Steph June 8, 2010

Your graph killed me!! My in-race graph would be based entirely on the elevation of the course. I felt like the king of the world flying down the Sixth Line hill on the way back and thought I could keep going forever! ;) We need to find a race that’s all downhill.


47 PhysiqueSpeak June 8, 2010

yeah, im going to go ahead and say i probably wont try that combo, lol


48 Amy June 8, 2010

Haha! Ditto! No offense, Angela! :P


49 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 9, 2010

you dont know what you are missing….gahhhhhhh!


50 Lana June 8, 2010

That looks soooo good!!!…and perfect for breakfast after an early morning workout. I know what i’m eating in the morning!! ;)


51 Dorry June 8, 2010

That looks so delicious! What a clever combo of tasty foods. I bet it would be fab with honey, too. I’ll try this soon :)


52 Stacy (StacyGrowsHealthy) June 8, 2010

Very interesting recipe. There are a lot of chickpea recipes coming out lately.


53 sarah June 8, 2010

I love canned chick peas. Usually when I use canned beans I give them a rinse under the tap so that I can wash off some of the preservatives they put in the cans.


54 jenny (Green Food Diaries) June 8, 2010

might be three of my favourite things put into one… maple flavour, chickpeas, and nut butter… genius.


55 Mary (A Merry Life) June 9, 2010

Woah. Never ever thought of doing something like that with chickpeas. I just bought some though so I might have to try it. :)


56 [email protected] June 9, 2010

Those chickpeas look so good! I’m willing to try new, interesting flavor combos like that. I will definitely try that when I get home- there is NO peanut butter here in Hungary! Can you believe that?!


57 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 9, 2010

no peanut butter? What about other nut butters?


58 Johanna June 9, 2010

Hi Angela!
Fist, congrats to the tri-a-tri! I think you guys were awesome and it was really inspiring to read about. That’s graps is hilarious btw, I sooo know the feeling of ups-and-downs!

I tried to do a couple of green monsters for the last two weeks, and they just seems to taste better and better (partly because I learned a bit about how much of what ingrediens to be included… :P)! I really LOVE them and the fun part is that it seems to be affecting some of my friends – one of them tried doing one on her own yesterday, simply ’cause I told her about mine! How cool isn’t that? :)


59 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 9, 2010

That is great to hear!


60 Katie June 9, 2010

I have to try this! I love chickpeas and peanut butter so much separately…I never would have thought to combine them.


61 Steph (@ mediterraneanmiss) June 9, 2010

What a delicious looking recipe! I love chickpeas but I was stuck in a hummus rut and it looks like this is exactly what I needed to pull me right out. Thank you so much for posting <3

I love your tshirts, too. Angela you're such an amazing person. I know we get to appreciate that as we read your blog, and Eric does too as he shares every day with you, but I hope that every now and then you stop, step back and reflect on the good that you're doing for us, for yourself, and for the people who need it. You're an inspiration girl <3

Love ya!


62 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 9, 2010

Aww thanks Steph =)


63 Katie June 9, 2010

YUM! Can’t wait to try the chickpeas. My favorite odd snack is yogurt with any kind of nut butter. I take a spoonful of the nut butter and dunk it in my yogurt cup that way you take a bite you get the fruity yogurt and the nutty taste. It works with pretty much any flavor yogurt.


64 KM June 9, 2010

How do you calculate your nutritional stats for all your recipes?


65 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 9, 2010 :)


66 kate June 9, 2010

Haah! I love your chart. I had such varied thoughts during my triathlon training/race, too. But I think I liked it!


67 Lisa June 9, 2010

I never would have thought to mix chickpeas and peanut butter together. I’m a bit skeptical, but I may have to try this one.

Great blog – came across it today!


68 Lauren W. June 9, 2010

Have you seen the recipe for pumpkin chickpeas a la Mama Pea of Peas and Thank You? I’m not sure if you’re allowed to link to other blogs that aren’t your own, but this recipe is delicious… Also, she’s got a great recipe for Apricot Cinnamon Almond Dessert Hummus if you’re in the market!


69 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 9, 2010

Yes I have tried it before (pumpkin chickpeas) and they are AmAZING!


70 Shannon June 9, 2010

Aww, I love the triathlon graph, haha! I finally got to try some glow bars – they came in a package I won from LiveWell360! Sooooo yummy!


71 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 9, 2010

Glad you like the bars! Congrats on winning the gift package…so lucky!


72 Jessica June 9, 2010

Wow! The chickpea toast looks fantastic! I will be definately be using that as a recovery snack in training.

Thanks OSG! :)


73 Lauren June 9, 2010

Love the graph!! I want to start making some! ;P


74 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 9, 2010

You should they are highly addicting


75 Jamie in Arkansas June 9, 2010

Hi Angela!
Dumb question – do you actually heat/cook the canned chickpeas first? Or can you just use them straight out of the can?
Thanks! Can’t wait to try it!


76 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 9, 2010

Nope, I just rinse them very well (and drain) and then they are ready to roll.


77 Christa June 9, 2010

I can’t wait to try those PB chickpeas, they look amazing! Just had Mama Pea’s roasted maple spice chickpeas with dinner last night, my hubby and I practically inhaled them. You just can’t go wrong with anything mixed with PB! :)


78 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 9, 2010

Weird food combination that actually tastes amazing: Grilled cheese dipped in corn syrup. Strange, but so good.


79 Jessi June 9, 2010

My guilty pleasure is cottage cheese, fro yo and a diet hot chocolate packet mixed together with a bit of whipped cream on top. it’s amazing, but most people just cringe. :P


80 Annie D. @ Annie's Simple Life June 9, 2010

HUH! I would have never ever thought of chickpeas and pb!!! What a great idea! I will try this!!!


81 Ashley Slayton June 10, 2010

I whipped this together to take to work this morning, and to my surprise (I’ll admit!), it was AMAZING!


82 Eve June 11, 2010

I just tried this for lunch today and It is AMAZING!!!!!!! So good, like very filling desert for lunch, I feel like a kid eating my desert before lunch :D


83 Ashley June 11, 2010

My boss’ assistant just tossed by container I brought to work! She didn’t recognize the stuff! Now I’m sad.


84 Ivy June 12, 2010

I’ve tried this and I loved it!


85 Kathi June 22, 2010

I made the PB and chickpeas yesterday. I used chocolate peanut butter and rolled them up into little raw cookies balls and ate them for a snack. So good and filling!


86 Sadie May 15, 2012

This is so good! The chickpea flavor goes really well with the nut butter. Side note: Are you going to post the dessert hummus recipe you were referring to? I’ve tried several dessert hummus(es?) before and really enjoyed them


87 BRIGITTE July 3, 2012

So I finally tried this recipe and I love it! Definitely a new favorite snack/lunch recipe. I used Justin’s Maple Almond butter instead of peanut butter. I HIGHLY recommend it!

Thank you for all the wonderful recipes Angela! Looking forward to purchasing your cookbook when it comes out!


88 Audrey July 8, 2012

I’ve been sifting through your recipes (a daily routine after only recently discovering your site) and was so happy to find this one! I’m all about trying any and all healthful vegan recipes, especially if they have the potential to raise an eyebrow. It just so happens that I had bread, peanut butter, chickpeas, and maple syrup handy, so I made myself an open face sandwich.

Delicious + quirky = brilliant.

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I was a little liberal with the maple syrup because the peanut butter was a little too firm after sitting in the refrigerator. An extra teaspoon helped create a more malleable spread.

Thank you! I’m off to get lost in your recipes again!


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