I finally found an Irresistible healthy food obsession. Crispy Roasted Chickpeas in Five easy steps
Hi All! A simple 5 step guide on how to make CRISPY roasted chickpeas in the oven! These crunchy legumes are the perfect healthy snack or addition of salads and soups. Oh man its so difficult to stop oneself from grabbing a handful from the secret stash when ever i walk into the kitchen. The best part is that now i no more feel the snack guilt, hope you got it what i mean? Make yourself a big batch because they're so tasty!
This is a customizable dish, so once you give it a try, you can experiment with different flavor combos.
So, what is stacked in these heart shaped legumes?
Chickpeas ( Aka garbanzo beans ) are packed with protein, fibre, vitamins, and minerals. in fact this vegetarian friendly protein has 15 grams of fibre and 12.5 grams of fibre per cup.
Try to get the chickpeas as dry as possible to ensure the crunchiest product. place them on a towel lined sheet pan with another towel on top and gently rub to remove the water The more water mositure on the surface means it could take longer to evaporate.
Step 2 : Remove the skin
You'll notice as you apply some friction on the chickpeas, these thin layers of skin easily come off. Eliminate those before roasting. I was a little obsessive and used my fingers to remove all of the skins after the initial towel drying. I did this because i noticed some extra moisture trapped beneath the surfaces. You can leave the skins on if you are in a hurry or like that extra crispy layer, personal prefernce here.
Step 3: Oil and Salt
Now it's the time to oil the chickpeas with two tablespoons of oil you prefer like olive, canola, grapeseed or coconut Combine the chickpeas with 1/2 teaspoon salt. you can also add freshly cracked blak pepper during the step.
if youy want a high temperature to drive off the moisture from the chickpeas in about 30-35 minutues. This yeilds chickpeas on the outside, with small amount of the core not completely crisp. This turns out nicely if you plan to eat the chickpeas the same day.
If you want competely crispy chickpeas which you want to store in the rack take a little extra time to do this little effort and secret step. Turn off the oven and leave the chickpeas to dry longer. check every 10 minutes and taste in between to check the crispiness progress. If you continue to roast at high temperature, those gorgeous golden heart shaped peas would burn. so, gently step by step helps to get those last few drops of mositure out.
it's worth the wait!
Season- STEP 5
When the chickpeas are warm and done drying, now it's the time to add a touch of seasoning. Dried spices and herbs can burn if cooked at 400 degree F. Add these aromatics and flavor enhancers at the very end. I used a mixture of garlic powder, smoked paprika,and chopped fresh rosemary. Rosemary oils infuse the Aromas to the chickpeas even more overtime even when stored in a container.This is where you can try seasoning to make the chickpeas spicy, sweet, savory, tangy, cinnamon, ginger, mustard, chilly, truffle oil, fresh herbs, are justr some suggestions.
Prep time: 15 mins
CooK time: 45 min
Total time: 1 hr
Servings: 14 servings
Calories: 1 hr
Crispy Roasted Chickpeas
Amount per serving
Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 0.3g 2%
Polysaturaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 54mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fibre 1g 4%
Vitamin A 0.4 %
Vitamin C 0.1%