I’ve been playing around with something different, something healthier, something not along the lines of my usual baked good, and that would be these Roasted Chickpea Snacks. Sort of like roasted nuts, these are a quick and healthy, protein packed pick me up. It actually took a few tries to get these right — not because I burned them or anything, but more because the spices didn’t quite jive. Now that I have them sorted though, I love them. They last a couple of weeks in an airtight container (not refrigerated), but I’ve found I can eat almost an entire batch in a day. The curry spice ones are my personal favorite.
PS; They’d also be good on salad, sort of like croutons. 🙂
2 14-15 ounce cans of chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans)
2 tablespoons olive oil
(for each flavor you are making, you will need this amount of chickpeas. In other words, if making multiple flavors, multiply the chick peas and olive oil)
for the Honey Cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 tablespoon honey
for the BBQ
2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoon brown sugar
for the Curry Spice
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon salt
Drain and rinse your chickpeas. Remove any loose skins off of the beans but don’t worry about taking them all off. Just remove the ones that are very loose. On a paper towel or towel, evenly spread your beans and let dry. I dried mine for about 45 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400F. Line a cookie sheet with either foil or parchment paper.
Evenly spread your dried beans on cookie sheet. Bake for 40-60 minutes. It will all depend on your oven. Check after 40 minutes and if they are crunchy, they are done. If they are too moist then cook a little longer but watch so they don’t burn.
After baking, quickly transfer to a bowl and mix with the 2 tablespoons olive oil. Then spread the seasonings of whatever flavor you are using and mix well.
With the honey cinnamon flavor, after coating, put the beans back into the oven for 5 minutes or so to caramelize them.