This is one of my families favorites! Even my picky 7 year old will eat this one! These crunchy chickpeas resemble “Corn nuts” (minus the calories). This protein packed snack with satisfy your crunchy, salty potato chip craving without all the grease and calories!
All you need is a can of chickpeas, olive oil and desired spices. There are endless possibilities. Chili powder, thyme, salt and a little olive oil is one of my favorite combinations.
Begin by draining and rinsing your chickpeas. Rinsing canned beans decreases the sodium content.
Dry your chickpeas as much as possible. Decreasing the moisture content will result in a crispier firmer end product. Too much moisture will cause them to steam, not what were after.
Spread the chickpeas onto a clean baking dish and bake at 375 degrees for 40-55 min. until brown and crunchy, shaking every 10-15 min. Promptly remove from the oven and season with oil and seasonings. Allow to cool and ENJOY!!!
***They can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container, note- the longer they sit in the container the softer they become.