Quick And Healthy Snack: How To Make Poppable Roasted Chickpeas

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Simple, quick, and delicious, these will totally change your snack habits for life.

The Basics

Ingredients:
- 1 can (12 oz) chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained, rinsed, and blotted dry
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste (about 1 teaspoon each)

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking sheet.
2. Spread out chickpeas on baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat evenly. Evenly spread chickpeas out over baking sheet.
3. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until browned and crunchy.

Add a little variety

Spicy
- Add 1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper.

Garlic
- Add 1 teaspoon of minced fresh garlic or 1 teaspoon of garlic powder.
- If garlic Parmesan is more your speed, also add 1/2 cup shredded parm before baking.

BBQ
- Toss with 1/4 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce.

Honey-Cinnamon
- Roast the chickpeas naked.
- Nix the black pepper. Cut the salt to ~1/8-1/4 teaspoon pending your taste preference.
- Add 1 tablespoon honey, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg.
- Once they're done roasting, toss them (while they're still hot) in the honey, oil, and spices.
- Place them back on the baking sheet and roast for another 10 minutes, or until caramelized.

But really, any of your favorite sauce or spice mixture will work!

They're super shareable, but you probably won't want to.

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