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Monday, November 10, 2008

Crispy Garbanzo Bean snack

Who doesn't love a crunchy snack? Problem is, unless you're chomping on a raw veggie, most crunchy tasty snacks are bad for you- like potato chips. Enter the roasted garbanzo bean, (also known as the chickpea.)

It's a super simple concept, but does take a while to roast these crunchy morsels so plan accordingly. But it's a healthy, high protein snack that cost less than one dollar. I have since made variations using different seasonings, like chili powder and cumin; so play around with these- you can't really go wrong. And think about other ways to eat these besides a snack, like topping salads and hummus or mixing with granola, nuts and m&m's for a healthy gorp mix.

Crispy, Crunchy Garbanzo Bean Snack

1 can of Garbanzo beans
salt and pepper

Open the can of beans, rinse and drain. Spread the chickpeas and spray with Pam (or toss with olive oil). Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake in the oven until crispy; I used 250 degrees and it took a couple of hours.


  1. This is brilliant! We're going to give it a try and will let you know how it turns out!! A & A :)

  2. OMG - this was SOOO easy to make and it is DELICIOUS! We are addicted!! We think you are on to something here Monique... something BIG!

  3. Hi again! Just wanted to let you know my parents tried this recipe and LOVED it, and now they have their "Bridge" playing friends hooked on it too! They all thank you for such a fun and easy treat!! :)

  4. I'm so glad you like them and that you're passing on the recipe! This might be the most tried recipe so far- many people emailing me about these tasty morsels!

    For the record in case anyone is curious - I recently tried 'other' beans, and it doesn't work. The garbanzo is dense; whereas the black, white and red cannot hold up to the heat!

  5. I grow up with this recepi and yes they are soooooooooooooooooo good

  6. Never tried a crispy garbanzo before. Will try this out. Thanks a lot!



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