Bear’s Crispy Chickpea Snacks

Chickpeas are a fabulous way to add dietary fiber (in one cup you receive half of your daily intake of fiber)(learn more here)and natural sun protection (contains a high level of manganese which functions as a natural sunblock) to your daily intake. The most common forms you may come in contact with, I’m guessing, are hummus and falafel. While they are delicious eats, those two are not the only options one has when working with garbanzo beans. My roommate is taking part in Weight Watchers, so she sent me a recipe for honey roasted chickpeas and then I made my own tweaks. I compared the methodology of various versions, and you will see influences of those in the following 3 recipes. 

Honey Roasted Chickpeas – In Preparation
Honey Roasted Chickpeas – Ready to Eat!
Garlic Pepper Chickpeas – In Preparation
Garlic Pepper Chickpeas – Ready to Eat!
Spiced Roasted Chickpeas – In Preparation

Of the methods used, my favorite was toasting the chickpeas for 20 minutes and then tossing them in whichever dressing was prepared. This enabled the chickpeas to toast on their own before having anything added that would contribute additional moisture.

Chickpeas toasted for 20 minutes at 400 F

What you didn’t see behind the crispy chickpeas was the state of our oven. I made sure to angle the lens properly and luckily I was able to eliminate an undesirable background. However, that doesn’t mean that I don’t get to cook in an unclean oven, so I needed a natural remedy to fix the mess. 

Check out how I did it here.

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