Updated: May 30, 2022
Crunchy snackers, this one is for you. Spiced crunchy chickpeas might be one of the best plant-based snacks of all time due to their ability to satisfy your tastebuds with their flavor and your belly with their high fiber and protein content. Eat them solo or add them to a salad as a legume “crouton.” If you like spice, these are pretty darn delicious with the addition of chipotle chili powder or red pepper flakes. Bye-bye fried and salty potato chips!
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
15-ounce BPA-free can chickpeas, drained or 1 1/2 cups homemade chickpeas
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground garlic
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground turmeric
1/4 tsp ground smoked paprika
1/4 tsp salt
How to make
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Drain the chickpeas if using canned. I leave a little moisture on them so that the spices stick to the chickpeas. If your chickpeas are homemade without the brine that's found in the can, or on the dry side, you could toss them in a teaspoon of avocado oil (veggie broth or water for oil-free) before adding the spices.
Mix all of the spice ingredients together in a medium bowl until they are blended.
Add the chickpeas to the bowl and toss with the spices until the chickpeas are evenly coated.
Spread the chickpeas on the baking sheet and bake for 40-45 minutes (or until crispy), stirring halfway through.
Enjoy the crunch and flavor!
Let me know what you think below. xo-nichole
Per serving (1 serving): 782 calories, 131 grams carbohydrates,37 grams fiber, 41 grams protein, 13 grams fat, 346 milligrams sodium.
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