i’m having major lust lately.
over these protein packed, flavor-filled little round guys.
what am i referring to?!
the ever versatile.. you guessed it… CHICKPEAS!
or garbanzo beans as some call them.
i wonder why they have 2 different names?
i’ll look into that.. i gotchu!
you’re used to me sharing SWEET tooth curing recipes with these lentils, but today, i bring you the thing i’ve been lusting over as of the past few weeks…
yeah the title of the blog gave it away. #whateva.
but you guys. seriously. companies sell bags of these for like $6 for 8 oz. get outta here.
i fell for it. yeah. i did. while traveling i probably tried every brand out there. but i knew once i got home i’d obviously figure out a way to recreate these mid-day snacks muhself!
so here we have it.
and i’m warning you, you’ll become addicted.
you’re welcome. i’m sorry.
but guess what?! you can make them ANY flavor you want, they’re naturally gluten-free, vegan, and just oh so packed with good protein, fats and carbs! so a guilt-free treat you can take anywhere with you.
but today’s flavaaaa is..
Chipotle Roasted Chickpeas
hottttt and SPICYYYY. just the way i like ’em!
1 can organic chickpeas
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
hot chili powder
any other hot spices you like
step 1: preheat that oven to 400 degrees F then rinse chickpeas well in a strainer, shaking off the excess water and discard any loose shells.
step 2: line a mixing bowl with a few paper towels and pour the chickpeas into the paper lined bowl.
they’re all bundled up in there, snug as a bug in a rug!!!
step 3: carefully pat the chickpeas with the paper towel and then continue to remove/replace wet paper towels until chickpeas are thoroughly dry. oober important.
step 4: remove paper towels (duh) and add oil and all seasonings into the bowl.
mix it all up!
step 5: line a baking sheet with parchment paper then spread those spicy little balls over, pop in the oven and bake for 30-40 minutes, “stirring” around occasionally to rotate them.
at 40 minutes, if they’re still not crunchy enough for you, reduce the heat to 250 degrees and roast about 5-10 minutes longer. keep an eye on them so they don’t totally burn up!
let them cool a few minutes, then enjoy!!
i’ve been making big batches, dispersing them into tiny tupperware and keeping them in my purse for a snack if i’m out and about!
what flavor are you going to make?! i’m thinking doing some sort of lime one next!