Friday, 2 August 2019

Crispy Baked Chickpeas

Chickpeas are awesome, but do you know what's better? Baked chickpeas.

You can put these on salads, mix them into stews, put them in wraps, or just eat them by themselves. They make a great snack after exercising, or just to snack on during an afternoon slump!

Cue some close-ups on my fancy DSLR camera...

This is the spice mix I use, but you can mix and match and experiment and make your own if you like!

  • 400g can of chickpeas
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of chilli powder
  • Ground sea salt

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C (see the handy conversion chart for other types of ovens). Line a medium baking tray with baking parchment.

Drain the chickpeas and in a large bowl, coat the chickpeas with the oil, smoked paprika, garlic powder, pepper, and chilli powder.

Spread out the chickpeas onto the baking tray, and sprinkle salt to taste. Next, bake them in the oven. If you want softer chickpeas to use in wraps or sandwiches, bake for 20 minutes. If you want really crispy chickpeas, bake for around 30-40 minutes. Make sure to check on them every 10 minutes and flip them over with a spatula if you're keeping them in for longer.

If you're eating straightaway, you can toss the chickpeas with dried parsley or chives for some extra flavour.

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