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Crunchy chickpeas (garbanzo beans) have quickly become one of my new favorite snacks. They taste kind of like corn nuts…only a lot healthier. I was impressed with how easy they were to make too. I love that you can make so many varieties too depending upon which seasonings you choose to add at the end. This recipe was inspired by and adapted from this post. So easy! Try it out.

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Rinse chickpeas in cold clean water and then roll around on a clean paper towel to remove some of the excess skins. It’s ok if they don’t all come off. It can be a tedious process trying to remove every last shell/skin, so don’t stress yourself out if you don’t catch them all.

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Spread chickpeas (garbanzo beans) out on the baking sheet and cover with the olive oil. You can use a spatula or clean hands to roll the chickpeas around in the oil. I did not sprinkle on the salt or seasonings until after the chickpeas had roasted…they tasted fresher that way. If you like the recipe you might want to make larger batches in the future and stick a container or baggie of them in your car or purse for a quick afternoon snack.

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After about 40 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit the chickpeas should be nice and golden brown and crunchy (not soft at all). Once you remove chickpeas from the oven, sprinkle with sea salt, fresh lemon zest or any other seasonings that you’d like to try!

Here are a few suggestions on seasonings:

  • Creole Seasoning 
  • Soy Sauce & Sesame Oil
  • Rosemary & Lemon Zest
  • Garlic Powder & Sea Salt
  • Basil & Lemon Zest
  • Cinnamon & Sugar
  • Cilantro & Lime Zest & Cumin or Chili Powder
  • Curry Powder

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat over to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.  
  2. Rinse chickpeas in clean cold water. After straining, place chickpeas on clean paper towels and then roll around to remove some of the excess skins. 
  3. Spread chickpeas (garbanzo beans) out on the baking sheet and cover with the olive oil. You can use a spatula or clean hands to roll the chickpeas around in the oil.
  4. Place baking sheet in the oven for 40 minutes or until chickpeas come out golden and crunchy (not soft at all). Sprinkle with seasonings and enjoy!

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  1. Mandi

    I Love these things! such a great satisfying snack!

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