The other night, the Grammy's came on television and I wanted the perfect crunchy snack to munch on as I criticized and praised my favorite and worst dressed celebrities. Normally, I would stuff a bowl full of potato chips because I love chips. I love the flavor, the crunchiness, and the saltiness that a good chip has but we all know, chips are fried with fatty oils and packed full of preservatives that our bodies don't benefit from. This night, I had a can of chickpeas in my cabinet and decided to bake them into crunchy, flavorful goodness. I was so pleased with the recipe that I had to share it with you!
8oz can of Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas)
1/2 Teaspoon of Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
1/2 Teaspoon of Chili Powder
1/2 Teaspoon of Onion Powder
1/2 Teaspoon of Creole Seasoning
1 Teaspoon of minced Garlic
1/2 Tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Open your can of Garbanzo beans and drain the liquid. Rinse beans thoroughly and add to a medium to large sized bowl.
Once in your bowl, begin to add all of your seasonings and add the olive oil last.
Once all ingredients have been added to your bowl, give the chickpeas a good stir so all the seasonings are evenly coating the beans. The olive oil will help the seasonings to spread out and will help to crisp up your chickpeas while baking. Add your chickpeas on to an ungreased baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes.
When 45 minutes is up, let cool for a few minutes and place in a bowl and enjoy them warm. These beans are full of flavor like chips and crunchy like peanuts. Change the flavor to reflect your favorite chips! Get the taste with less fat.
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