Chickpeas sure are great, aren't they? You can use them in dips, salads, stir fries, cookies, waffles (coming soon!), and just as a crunchy snack. I've heard about roasting chickpeas, so I thought I'd give it a try. We keep a good amount of snacks in the house so I figured we might as well keep some healthy ones lying around!
Ingredients: (I didn't measure anything -- just use your best judgment)
chickpeas - I used dried and then cooked them before this
a couple tbsp. olive oil
spices - I used a combination of garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, cumin, cayenne, and salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Dry your chickpeas! I spread mine out over some napkins and just blotted them dry.
- Toss your chickpeas in olive oil. Make sure they're all coated!
- Bake these for 15 minutes, add your spices and stir around, and then another 15 minutes until golden in color. If you're able to dry yours better than I did, yours might not take this long. However, keep an eye out -- they may take longer!
- Transfer to a bowl or plate to cool off before eating. Be careful because they will be really hot!
Even though I think I could make a few minor alterations next time, I really enjoyed these. I think I cooked them a tad bit too long (they got SUPER crunchy after sitting for a couple hours) and I also think some of the spices burned. I added the spices before cooking them at all, so I recommend adding them halfway through the cooking process to avoid this. All in all, I'll be keeping chickpeas on hand at home just so I can make these. Who knows, maybe one of these days I'll try them in my new dehydrator. Hmmm...