Roasted Paprika Chickpeas | February 2017

Good Food = Good Mood  

Hello, Everyone!

Recently, I have been trying to find some more snacks that are healthier and homemade. Now-a-days, everything seems to have some sort of milk ingredient….even chips. Like, why?? Now for a lactose intolerant person like me, this makes snacking kind of an annoyance.

Take last month for example: I was at a deli with one of my friends and decided I was going to get some salt & vinegar chips with my sandwich, like one does. I grab the bag of chips and decide to read the back for whatever reason. The bag stated that these chips contained “milk ingredients”.  Salt & Vinegar chips that have MILK in them…how can that be when vinegar curdles milk. It is still hard to wrap my head around.

So with that pent up frustration at the world of chips, I took to Pinterest and YouTube to find a nice and healthy chip-snack-baked-crispy thing.

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I found an idea from Niomi Smart, author of Eat Smart: What to Eat in a Day – Every Day and one of my favorite YouTubers & bloggers. She introduced me to the roasted chickpea. I used her recipe as a base for mine, but I slightly altered a couple of things to fit my snackish needs. Enough talking, let’s get into this recipe…  🙂

Here is what you will need:

  • baking sheet
  • stirring device
  • bowl

Ingredients:

1 can of Garbanzo Beans (white chickpeas)

3-5 teaspoons of Olive Oil

1-2 teaspoons of Smoked Paprika

1-2 teaspoons of lemon pepper

1-2 teaspoons of salt (add to taste)

Here is how you make these chickpea crisps (scroll down for recipe without pictures)

  1. Pre-Heat oven to 450ºF  (or 230ºC or gas mark 8)
  2. Strain and rinse Garbanzo Beans, pat dry
  3. Pour Garbanzo Beans into a bowl and add in the oil, and stir
  4. Next, add in all the Smoked Paprika, Lemon Pepper, and Salt
  5. Pour out mixture onto a baking sheet or a large enough oven-safe dish
  6. Spread the beans out so that there is only one layer across the baking sheet9
  7. Put it in the oven for 30 minutes***
  8. Add more spices if needed (I added some extra salt) and ENJOY!!7

*** I wanted my chickpeas to be very crispy, so depending on the strength of your oven, after 30 minutes, keep them in the oven for 5 minute intervals until they are crispy to your liking.


Here is how you make these chickpea crisps (without pictures)

  1. Pre-Heat oven to 450ºF  (or 230ºC or gas mark 8)
  2. Strain and rinse Garbanzo Beans, pat dry
  3. Pour Garbanzo Beans into a bowl and add in the oil, and stir
  4. Next, add in all the Smoked Paprika, Lemon Pepper, and Salt
  5. Pour out mixture onto a baking sheet or a large enough oven-safe dish
  6. Spread the beans out so that there is only one layer across the baking sheet
  7. Put it in the oven for 30 minutes***
  8. Add more spices if needed (I added some extra salt) and ENJOY!!

*** I wanted my chickpeas to be very crispy, so depending on the strength of your oven, after 30 minutes, keep them in the oven for 5 minute intervals until they are crispy to your liking.


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And that is that! These are so easy to make, and you can store them in a cute jar for safe keeping. The amazing part about this recipe is that you can change it up to meet your tastebuds; instead of paprika, use your favorite spices and create a snack customized for you. This is also a cute little snack-gift you can make for friends and family!

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Anyways, I hope you all enjoyed this recipe, and if you make it be sure to tag me in your photos on Instagram @cupofteaforthought  !!

Have a wonderful rest of you day and I will talk to you all next week, Happy Baking!! 🙂

All the Best,

G

xx


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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Love this! Can’t wait to try it out!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yay! They are actually becoming one of my favorite snacks!

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