Savory Baked Roasted Creole Chickpea Snack



 After making these a number of different ways in the past, I decided to add the Creole version to our recipe collection. The spice combination is very versatile so you can flavor these however you choose, savory or sweet, you can make them sweet by using melted coconut oil with cinnamon, sugar, and a touch of nutmeg (I do plan to try that one out).
 Make sure you put them in a fully preheated oven, doing so before the oven is up to temperature may not fully crisp them by the end of their bake time.
 These tasty little crisped chickpeas are a tasty snack with an irresistible crunch and tempting flavor, the bright side of their addictive tendencies is that you gain more nutritional benefits from noshing on these than you would from chips or other store-bought snacks, and they are fantastically simple and inexpensive to make!



Savory Baked Roasted Creole Chickpea Snack

makes about 2 cups

-2 (15 ounce) cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans)

-1 Tablespoon avocado oil
-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
-1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
-1/4 teaspoon pink himalayan sea salt
-1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
-1/4 teaspoon chili pepper

1. Preheat oven to 400F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a non-stick baking liner.
2. Thoroughly rinse and drain chickpeas, place on top of 2-3 sheets of paper towel, place another 1-2 sheets of paper towel on top and roll between the layers with your hands. This will partially dry the beans as well as get their outer layer skin to start coming off. Take off the top sheets of paper towel and pick off most of the outer skins, you don't need do remove all of them but remove most (this step helps them to form an irresistible crisp while baking).
3. Place dried and shelled beans into a large bowl and add remaining oil and spices, toss to evenly coat the beans. Place covered beans on prepared baking sheet and bake until dry and crisped, about 40-45 minutes.
Enjoy!

notes:

optional substitutions...
-chickpeas: if you would like, you can experiment with other types of beans, if you do, let me know how it goes!
-avocado oil: olive oil, or if you choose to make these sweet, melted coconut oil
-salt/pepper/garlic/chili/cayenne spice mix: you can alter or substitute any other spices or herbs into this recipe to make it suit you, if you choose to make these sweet, try cinnamon and sugar with a touch of nutmeg!


















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