These are so good. A great alternative to croutons on a salad, the best snack to eat right out of the bowl during a Real Housewives marathon. They are totally guilt free and even my husband was surprised at how good they were.
Customize your flavors however you’d like. I’ve made some with parm and lots of pepper, you could even toss them in some ranch seasoning for a WAY healthier version of Ranch flavored corn nuts.
- 1 can Chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 2 Teaspoons Olive Oil
- 1/4 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 1/2 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
- 1/2 Teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Drizzle olive oil directly onto baking sheet.
- Drain and rinse your chickpeas, then transfer them to a paper towel lined plate to dry very well. The drier they are the crispier they get. If you leave them pretty wet they will just steam, making them a little chewy. Transfer them to baking sheet. *while you are drying them with paper towel the skins of some may come off and thats okay- you don’t have to remove the skin.
- Use your hands to stir the chickpeas and get them coated with the olive oil. Add kosher salt and make sure they are evenly coated.
- Place baking sheet in oven and back for 25 to 30 minutes, making sure to shake the pan every 10 minutes. They should feel really dry and crispy when they are done- take one off and bite into it to make sure it’s not chewy in the center. *Some of them may pop open a little bit and its totally normal if they do.
- Transer to a bowl and sprinkle with the smoked paprika, pepper and garlic powder. Toss with your hands until they are evenly coated in the spice mixture. Serve immediately. This particular mixture gives them a subtle BBQ flavor thats really delicious.
- These are the kind of thing you make, and then eat immediately. The texture will change if you store them or wait too long to eat them and become a bit chewy.
- If you want to make twice this amount, use two cans of chickpeas and then double all the spices.
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