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.