Thursday, April 11, 2013

Roasted Chick Peas


I heard about these healthy vegan snacks on a Facebook page and set out to try them. Here are a variety of ingredients - process works the same. If you know of other ways to fix these, I'd love to hear. These are a high protein, high fiber, low fat snack - no sugar depending on the seasonings you use. I also like them on top of salads.  I'll add variations to this page....I'm contemplating some ranch flavored Chickpeas. 

Plain and Crunchy
2 C of chickpeas (1 can) rinsed, drained and patted dry
2 tsp. oil of choice
1/2 tsp salt - or to your taste
Salty Michael Chickpeas

Salty for Michael 
2 C of chickpeas (1 can) rinse and dried
Olive oil spray
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
adjust seasoning to your taste - I like more seasoning....

Pumpkin Spice Roasted Chickpeas (click link for original recipe)
  • 1 can of chickpeas, rinsed, drained and patted dry
  • 2 T. maple syrup
  • 1 t. canola oil (or oil of your choice)
  • 1 t. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/8 t. salt
  • 1/4 t. nutmeg
  • 1/4 t. ginger
  • 3/4 t. cinnamon
  • Note - these did not get crunchy with the original baking directions! I had to nuke them! 
Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas (adapted from Cheap, Healthy, Good)
2 Cups chickpeas, drained and rinsed if using canned
2 tsp oil 
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp smoked paprika


BBQ Roasted Chickpeas  (Click for original recipe)
2 C chickpeas (1 Can rinsed and dried)
1/4 C BBQ Sauce
*Recipe instructs 375* for 45 - 60 min 
Bulldog Chickpeas
Bulldog Roasted Chickpeas
2 C Chickpeas (1 Can rinsed and dried)
1/4 C Bulldog sauce

Pour sauce over chickpeas. Scoop out the chickpeas (save sauce) and bake as directed below. After 30 min I began to drizzle sauce as they baked.

Maple Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas (click for original)
2 C Chickpeas (1 Can rinsed and dried)
2 T pure maple syrup
1/2 tsp cinnamon
*Recipe instructs 400* for 45 min. 

Directions: 
Preheat oven to 400 - 450*. (I've seen temps from 350 - 450 and times from 25 - 60 min).

Combine liquid and seasonings. Gently combine with chickpeas until peas are coated. 

Spray or line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

Bake 45 - 60 min depending on how crunchy you want them. I like mine like corn nuts and it took

Stir every 15 min for the first 45 min and then every 5 min until you are happy with them. 

Microwave Directions: 
One layer; 10- 15 minutes - watch carefully. My microwave may be slower than it would be on stateside electric. 


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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm going to try this. I can remember garbanzo beans when I was a child, but I can't remember what my mom did with them--in a salad, maybe?

But we usually call them butt beans. They look like little butts. :D In fact, if I were to say "garbanzo," "chick peas," or "ceci beans," one of my kids would definitely clarify by asking, "Do you mean butt beans?"

I'm trying one
of these--at least one!

Kristine/SHS
(came from FB and don't won't put my google ID into the same browser as FB)

wendy said...

I can't wait to try one of these, it's just the choosing which one to start with!! Thanks for sharing. Wendy

DeEtta @ Choosing Joy said...

I bake them until they are crunchy like corn nuts...and it takes a long time...because I like them better that way. LOL

My husband likes the salty, onion, garlic one...he's not liked any of the others....may be a good one to start with. ::grin::

Anonymous said...

HI: I need to try them. Love all these kinds of beans. I must start eating right and high protein high fiber items are a must......... why cuz the fiber will carry away lots of the cholesterol. This month for the 1st time ever my arteries have a small bit of plaque...... Dr. B said my arteries are like a 60 yr old........ she also said time to watch things..... I AM NOT GOING TO END UP WITH BLOCKED ARTERIES. Anyway less sugar, salt, fat and all the good stuff will be good for me....but how boring. :):):):) gonna be careful cuz I like the idea of arteries that are only 60 yrs old. :):):):):) Wish my wrinkles we way back like they were when I really was 60. :):):) love/prayers - mom t.