Roasted Garbanzo Beans

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I’m a total snacker.  If I could go all day with just picking at stuff, I’d be totally fine.  My usual go to snack is something that is crunchy and salty.  I don’t crave sweets too much.  I’d gladly snatch a handful of bean chips with salsa over a cookie.  I’ve had roasted garbanzo beans in salads before and thought it would be a yummy solo snack.  It’s a nice change from using them in hummus.  Roasting garbanzo beans is so easy and you can season with whatever you like, making it an easy, healthy snack.

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Roasted Garbanzo Beans:

  • 1 or 2 cans (15oz) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • Seasonings of choice – for 2 cans I used 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp smoked paprika, 1/4 tsp (plus a dash) of cayenne pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. After rinsing and draining, pat dry with paper towels.  Pick off any loose skins.
  3. In a medium bowl, toss seasoning and beans.
  4. On a tinfoil lined baking sheet, spread beans.
  5. Roast for 15 minutes, remove and toss beans around a little more.  Roast for another 15-20 min.  –> after 15 minutes, I increased the heat to 450 for 5 more minutes.  If you do this, watch carefully as to not burn.

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Why are these a healthy snack?  Garbanzo beans help satisfy hunger and keep you fuller longer with their high (insoluble) fiber content.  The fiber is also great for the digestive tract.  They are high in antioxidants and great for regulating blood sugar.  { source: whfoods.com } Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. says

    Ooooh these look so tasty! I’m a big fan of homemade hummus, so these should be right up my street 🙂
    Thanks x

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