Friday, February 19, 2016

Crunchy Baked Spiced Chickpeas {Gluten Free} {Healthy}

Spiced Crispy Checkpeas or Crunchy Baked Spiced Chickpeas/Garbanzo beans.  It's gluten free, nut free, dairy and egg free.  Aka allergy free.  This healthy snack is easy to make, and it goes great as a crouton alternative for your salads.  Alohamora Open a Book delicious, flavorful, diet friendly,

If you are looking for a healthy protein filled snack give some of these Crunchy Crispy Spiced Chickpeas a try.  They are super quick and easy to make using canned garbanzo beans, and they are baked for ideal crunch while still being incredibly flavorful.

I love to snack on these spiced beans, but I also love to add them to my salad in replace of or as a healthy alternative to a crouton.  These beans are gluten free and all around allergy free, and they make any salad a bit more delicious. 

I personally think these Spiced Crispy Chickpeas are amazing warm straight from the oven, but they are delicious cold on a salad as well.  Basically they are the perfect diet friendly food.   Yum!

Spiced Crunchy Chickpeas
Recipe: Alohamora adapted from FoodiePhysician
Active Time: 10 minutes
Inactive Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 3-5

2 cans (15oz) chickpeas/garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a cookie/baking sheet with aluminum foil. 
  2. Place the rinsed and drained chickpeas/garbanzo beans on a kitchen towel and dry them.  I removed any outer shells that had fallen off. 
  3. Place the beans in a bowl, and add the olive oil and spices to the chickpeas/garbanzo beans.  Stir to combine everything. 
  4. Pour the spiced chickpeas onto the prepared baking sheet and distribute them into a flat even layer. 
  5. Bake the chickpeas at 400 degrees for 40-50 minutes until they are crispy and crunchy.  I prefer them more crunchy so I baked them longer. 
  6. I like the chickpeas warm and crunchy, but they are delicious cooled as well.  Store cooled spiced crispy chickpeas in an airtight container on the counter. 
  7. Enjoy!
  8. This healthy snack stores for at least 2 weeks.  

Happy Healthy Snack and Salad Topping Eating!   

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