Thursday, October 13
Baked Chickpeas... The Best Healthy Snack Yet!
Today I was suposed to publish my post on Macaroni Pie with a bacon lattice top. But I was not thrilled with the pictures. And I put some more thought into it and there is something I wanted to tweak the recipe so stay tuned I WILL be making it again and posting the results.
But on a lighter note.... Baked Chickpeas. The best healthy snack I think I've ever had!
It is the perfect beer snack... bars need to nix the peanuts, pretzels or popcorn... these chick peas made me so thirsty! They get so crunchy just like a corn nut. And because the chickpea flavor is so mild you can season them so many different ways.
I have seen a few posts for them over the past month or so... and they have been floating around Pinterest as well. But the first post I saw that caught my eye was Fat Girl Trapped in a Skinny Body's version that she did for the Secret Recipe Club. Though I did a different spice mix I still followed her directions closely. Check out her blog its one of my favorites I think I bookmark almost every recipe post to make asap!
I only did one batch this time around my oldest son loved them between him, my husband and I... we polished them off last night after dinner.
2 cans of chickpeas
1.5 tbs olive oil
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp paprica
1/2 tsp white sugar
1/4 tsp salt
Strain and rinse chickpeas. Lay them on a double layer of paper towels to dry. Rub the tops gently with another paper towel to help soak up any moisture.
While they are air drying pre heat your oven to 425 and mix up your spice mix.
Toss your chickpeas in a bowl with olive oil evenly coating. Then coat with your spice mix.
Spread in an even layer on a lined baking sheet.
Bake for 45-60 minutes.
I tossed them ever 15 minutes to ensure they evenly cooked.
Let them cool then start snacking!