I love chickpeas, especially those of the roasted variety. Chickpeas are a perfect, healthy snack. Full of protein, fiber, and other awesome vitamins and minerals. Roasted chickpeas are something I used to make all the time, but for some reason I haven’t made them in years. The other day I was in the grocery store and noticed that they now sell roasted chickpeas as a snack. I thought back to how easy (and cheap) it was to make my own, and decided to try it again.
2 cans Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans) drained and rinsed
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 400F. Once you have rinsed and drained your chickpeas, try to get them as dry as possible. I do this by just blotting them with a paper towel. Add olive oil and spices and mix until everything is evenly distributed. The spices really just depend on what you like, so you could definitely use different spices, or even different amounts of the same spices if you’d like. Mine didn’t turn out too spicy, so if you want more of a kick you could add more cumin and paprika. Place chickpeas in a 9×13 cooking dish with sides (like a brownie pan). Try to ensure that the chickpeas are laying in one single layer, rather than on top of each other, so that they cook evenly. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the chickpeas are crunchy. Mine took about 45 minutes, but my oven does crazy things when turned up to 400, so yours will probably take less. Make sure to stir every 10-15 minute.
Like I said these little guys are the perfect healthy snack and they keep really well. Let me know if you give them a try!