Spiced Chickpea “Nuts”

September/October 2009

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When roasted in a hot oven, chickpeas become super crunchy. They’re a great low-fat substitute for nuts when salty cravings hit.

"I didn't have those two spices so I improvised and it still tasted great! Everyone loved it. Had to cook the chickpeas for 45 minutes though for them to get really crunchy. Great recipe!! "

14 Reviews for Spiced Chickpea “Nuts”

Great 100 calorie snack

Maybe try some garlic, a bit more salt, and some curry.

Loved the ease to make it. Very satisfying
Exploding chick peas

I heard pos coming from the oven. When I turned the light on i saw the chick peas exploding. I turned the oven off and let everything cool down. When I later tasted one of the chick peas it was chewy. Plus I had an oven to clean.


I really like it... and I add some brown sugar and cinnamon, it was heaven!!

Exploding beans?

When I removed the tray after 15 minutes to stir, one of the garbanzos blew up in my face. After the second 15 minutes, they were all over the oven. I don't think that this is a repeat for me.

Easy snack
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Anonymous wrote 1 year 46 weeks ago

Mine exploded also. So i

Mine exploded also. So i turned the oven off. Then the chick peas were chewy not crisp.

Crunchy, healthy snack

I agree that this is a very good recipe. What I like is that you can adapt the seasonings to meet your taste preferences. Cayenne pepper is a good addition if you like hot and spicy. I used 5-spice yesterday and enjoyed that flavor profile. I lowered the oven temp to 400 and cooked for 45 minutes.

Easy, adaptable
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Anonymous wrote 15 weeks 3 days ago

Did this and worked real

Did this and worked real good!

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