Healthy Recipe Week: Simply Life

Everyone loves snacks, and for today’s post, I am excited to have Gina posting her version of one of my favorites, crunchy roasted chickpeas. I love making crunchy chickpeas with either curry powder or just garlic powder. Here Gina mixes a few spices, paprika, cumin, and cayenne, for an addictive snack or appetizer.

I love carrying bags of these chickpeas in my work or gym bag for a snack that truly satisfies. I do need to learn to make them from canned chickpeas though; I can never achieve the desired texture from soaked dry beans for some reason.

I am always hungry, and I rarely like store-bought, packaged snacks. What are your favorite homemade snacks?

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Spiced Roasted Chickpeas
From Food Network

Ingredients:
1 15oz. can of chickpeas: rinsed, drained and patted dry
1 tbs. olive oil
1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Salt, to taste
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
2. Place chickpeas in a baking sheet lined with a baking mat, parchment paper or sprayed with cooking spray.
3. Bake until crispy, 25-35 minutes, shaking the pan to toss chickpeas after about 15 minutes.
4. Remove from oven, serve and enjoy!

crunchy chickpeas

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  1. Simply Life’s avatar

    thanks for posting this – I hope people enjoy it as much as I do!

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  2. Megan’s avatar

    I still need to try chickpeas prepared this way to see if I like them.

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  3. Heather’s avatar

    I love roasted chickpeas – especially since I can’t have nuts, these are a great replacement.

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  4. alicia’s avatar

    Roasted chickpeas are great! I served them with a cheese board to friends and they were a huge hit.

    That’s my go-to snack….cheese with fruit. Apples and Cheddar are my current obsession.

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