Got a craving for salty, crunchy snacks? Make a batch of these mildly spiced, addictive garbanzos and you’ll be well-armed for your next snack attack. They travel well, too. A ziploc of these roasted chickpeas can get you through class, Christmas shopping, or help fend off the afternoon vending machine raid.
Of course, they’re much healthier than chips or pretzels – and you’ll save some money too, since it costs less than $1 per batch to make. Which also comes in handy around Christmas shopping time….1 can chickpeas (15 oz) 1 tsp olive oil ¼ tsp each: salt, garlic powder 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
Preheat oven to 425. Drain chickpeas and rinse well with water. Blot with paper towels to remove as much moisture as possible. Transfer chickpeas to a bowl and add oil and spices, stirring to coat. Spread the chickpeas on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Stir, then bake for another 5-10 minutes or until crisp but not burnt. (Check frequently after 20 minutes, ovens are different so your cooking time may vary slightly).
Makes 3 servings. Nutrition Facts per serving: 180 calories, 3 g fat (0 saturated), 32 grams carbohydrate (6 g fiber), 7 g protein.
Don’t like spice at all? Skip the cayenne. Think another seasoning combo would work? Odds are, it will. I’ve made these with every spice imaginable, and they’re always pretty good!