2010-08-15

Salty and crunch snack (chickpeas)

Something I used to make years ago in my earlier attempts to find the road to healthier eating. It's been a few years and this topic was mentioned among friends. Oh yeah! I used to like those! Ha! I should make some for the boys. Turned out to be a big hit! The boy requested I put some in his lunch for when he returns to school. Hooray!

The seasoning combination is endless!

Ready for this? You will need hours and hours of prep work. Okay, I'm totally lying. Be sure to dust your forehead with some flour or something so it looks like you labored hard with this snack.



1 can garbanzo (chickpeas) beans*
olive oil
seasoning of choice (see a suggestions list below)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Drain beans and rinse well. With paper towels, dry beans. Discard any loose skins that fall off (important for beans to be thoroughly dry). Spread evenly on a cookie sheet. Drizzle a little olive oil, mix to coat well. Bake for approx. 30 mins (check on them around 20 mins to ensure they are not burning). Remove and sprinkle with your choice in seasonings.

Seasoning suggestions: (again, endless possibilities!)
Salt
Italian
Cinnamon/cumin with a smidge of maple syrup
Cajun
Garlic
Garam masala
Chili powder
Rosemary
Lime/cilantro/pepper

*You can be a geek like me and use dried beans, takes longer but equally as yummy. I have also had good success with other beans such as black and kidney beans. Be sure to experiment!

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