Healthy Snack Recipe: Crispy Chickpeas
Yes, I’ve got a thing for beans, legumes and peas! These versatile gems take on the flavors of whatever you add to them. Not only high in fiber, also high in protein and micronutrients like copper, phosphorus, manganese and magnesium – which many of us need more of in our daily diet. They are so filling and delicious yet nutrient packed! Read on for the most delicious crunchy chickpeas recipe.
Chickpeas are a classic staple of Mediterranean cuisine for a reason. High in protein, fiber, B vitamins, and minerals such as magnesium and potassium, chickpeas are a heart-healthy option. Personally, I can’t get enough hummus! But what about when you’re in a “crunchy” mood? I have the perfect recipe for a midnight snack or a little munchie for the movies.
Easy, tasty & healthy! Vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, & sugar-free!
The recipe for the most delicious crispy chickpeas:
– 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 1 teaspoon ground cumin
– 1 teaspoon paprika
– 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
– 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
– 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to your preferred level of spiciness)
– 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
– Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. After draining and rinsing the chickpeas, place them on a clean kitchen towel and gently pat them dry. Remove any loose skins if desired, as it helps with crispiness.
3. In a mixing bowl, combine the chickpeas with olive oil and toss to coat evenly.
4. In a separate small bowl, mix the ground cumin, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper together.
5. Sprinkle the spice mixture over the chickpeas and toss until they are evenly coated with the spices.
6. Spread the seasoned chickpeas in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
7. Bake the chickpeas in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes or until they are golden and crispy, stirring them halfway through for even baking.
8. Once they are done, remove the chickpeas from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving.
Enjoy your delicious crispy chickpeas as a crunchy and flavorful snack on their own or as a tasty addition to salads and bowls!
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