How to make crunchy roasted chickpeas!
Who doesn’t love a good snack? A crazy person, that’s who. Snacking doesn’t have to detrimental to your health or weight. It CAN be. But it doesn’t HAVE to be. If you eat well and eat smart, you’re doing it right. These crunchy roasted chickpeas are a smart snack choice and super easy to make. They’re also a delicious replacement for croutons in a salad!
So one day, I decided to oven bake something that I love – chickpeas. I had done the homemade sweet potato chips (which I love), had yet to tackle the homemade kale chips (for no particular reason), and wanted to use something that I already had. I always have oil and salt in the house, so I figured I could bake something tasty. I happened to have chickpeas in the pantry and gave it a whirl. It was magical. SO crunchy, SO satisfying, SO tasty. Simply, a perfect snack.
- 1 can of chickpeas
- avocado oil or melted coconut oil
- sea salt
- additional spices (optional) (e.g., curry, paprika, black pepper, etc.)
- preheat oven to 400 degrees F
- grease a baking sheet with oil
- toss chickpeas in any seasoning you want (I like sea salt, curry powder, chili powder, and garlic powder)
- bake for 45-60 minutes (I like them really crunchy and tested them after 45 minutes)
These are so easy! The hardest part is waiting for them to be done.
Chickpeas are naturally low in fat and filled with protein and fiber. They’re also great for your colon and digestive health. So naturally, they add up to be a much healthier alternative to any packaged snack. I recommend organic chickpeas or ones with no additives. READ those labels, people! Chickpeas are very inexpensive, so getting a good quality can of chickpeas is no wallet burner. Eat ’em at home or pack them up and take them with you in the car, to work, school, and other daily travels. Enjoy!!