This delicious, healthy snack tastes like a cross between popcorn and corn nuts. More like popcorn when it’s warm and Corn Nuts when it cools off. Either way, it’s addicting!
But the best part … this roasted salty snack – that tastes sinful – is actually good for you!
Chickpeas (also known as Garbanzo Beans, they are one and the same!) are roasted in the oven with olive oil and then tossed with salt and seasonings.
And they turn out crunchy, flavorful and satisfying… Even my 1 year old couldn’t stay away from them!
Try these next time you are needing a salty-snack fix, but want to still eat healthy. I know I will be making these often!
(Thanks for introducing these to me, Krysta! They are definitely a new favorite!!)
Roasted Chickpeas (a.k.a. Homemade Corn Nuts!) Recipe
adapted from Steamy Kitchen
2 cans (15oz each) chickpeas/garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed well
3-4 tablespoons olive oil
salt & pepper
Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Dump the chickpeas out onto a rimmed baking sheet and pat them mostly dry with a paper towel, discarding any loose skins that come off as you are patting.
Pour the olive oil over the beans and toss them well with your hands to coat. Spread them out on the baking sheet so they are in a single layer and place in the oven to roast for 30-40 minutes, until they are nice and golden brown. (You want a crunchy bean here!)
Immediately toss with seasonings, to taste. You can use whatever you’d like… I especially love the flavor of Johnny’s and extra salt. Change it up every time if you’d like! Try something new!!