Roasted Chickpeas

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There are so many reasons to love chickpeas. They are responsible for some of the most delicious foods out there…for instance, hummus. For that reason, we have an already established love of these protein-packed peas. But, today we bring to you something even better than hummus and a recipe that will replace buttery movie theater popcorn. Let us introduce you to: Roasted Chickpeas. 

Crunchy. Seasoned. Delicious. Your taste-buds will go crazy over the recipe and the best part? They are simple and easy to season in any way you wish. Got a sweet tooth? Craving something spicy? No matter your culinary interests, they have you covered. 

 

Benefits – 

Fiber:

Chickpeas supply a decent amount of fiber in each serving. For instance, a cooked cup brings in about 12.5 grams of fiber. So instead of eating that grab-and-go granola bar, try this recipe out!

Protein: 

One serving of chickpeas give you 15 grams of protein. Which makes them a great, healthier snack especially if you’re trying to keep up a wellness routine.

Vitamins: 

Chickpeas, or garbanzo beans, are great natural sources for Manganese and Folate. 1 cup provides 1.7 mg of manganese and 282 mg of Folate. 

 

The Three Recipes

Base Directions For Cooking:

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
  • Using a paper towel, dry off the chickpeas. 
  • Toss the chickpeas in a bowl with any of the three seasoning recipes below. 
  • Place on a baking sheet for 20-30 minutes to roast. 

 

Recipe 1: Taco Flavored

Roasted Chickpeas

1 Can of chickpeas

2 Tbsp. Olive Oil 

A sprinkle of each of the following:

  • Chili Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • Oregano
  • Paprika 
  • Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper

 

Recipe 2: Ranch Flavored

Roasted Chickpeas

1 Can of chickpeas

2 Tbsp. Olive Oil 

A sprinkle of each of the following:

 

Recipe 3: Sea Salt & Honey Flavored

Roasted Chickpeas

1 Can of chickpeas

2 Tbsp. Olive Oil 

Each of the following: