The Perfect Snack? Easy and Healthy Baked Chickpeas Recipe

Baked chickpeas are one of the healthiest snacks you can eat. Don’t believe me? Check out these impressive numbers for one serving of my baked chickpeas recipe below:

  • 156 calories
  • 4.5 grams of fat
  • 21 grams of carbs (including 5 grams of fiber)
  • 7 grams of protein
  • 269 mg of sodium

I challenge you to find ANY snack in the grocery store with all-natural ingredients that can match this.

Here’s another reasons to make a big ‘ole batch of these: it’s ridiculously easy. Just pick up a couple cans of salt-free garbanzo beans, grab some spices from your kitchen, and pop ’em in the oven for an hour.

This is a great recipe for both adults and kids. I like to switch up my ingredients and experiment with different flavors too. If you’re inclined to do the same, here are a few ideas for spicing up your baked chickpeas:

  • Add 1 T fresh minced rosemary.
  • Add 1 T honey or pure maple syrup for a sweeter version.
  • Squirt some fresh lemon or lime juice on top of the beans once they’re out of the oven.
  • Add some minced jalapeno before cooking for spicier beans.

Clearly baked chickpeas are an awesome snack, but you can also use them as a crunchy topper on salads, soups, dips, and lots of other dishes. Be creative.

Enough build-up already … here’s some pics, followed by the recipe!

Easy and Healthy Baked Chickpeas Recipe

baked chickpeas

[table]Prep Time,Cook Time,Serves

10 min,60 min,8[/table]

Ingredients: Healthy Baked Chickpea Recipe

  • 2 cans salt-free garbanzo beans
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 T coriander
  • 1 T paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper

Instructions

Healthy Baked Chickpeas Recipe

1. Rinse the beans thoroughly and pat dry with a paper towel.

2. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir together.

3. Spread beans evenly over a baking pan (you may need to use two pans depending on the size).

4. Cook for 45 minutes in a pre-heated oven at 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Taste the beans to see if they’re crispy enough for your liking. Cook for an additional 15 to 30 minutes, depending on your preference.

Nutrition Facts

156 calories, 4.5 g fat, 21 g carbs (5 g fiber), 7 g protein, 269 mg sodium

Comments

  1. We do a lot of Indian cooking, and we use a lot of chickpeas, and I have never thought of baking chick peas! I’ve fried them, boiled them, sprouted them, but never backed them so I will be giving this a try. Thanks.

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