A healthy dish filled with good complex carbohydrates, fiber and protein. Fat-free Feta works great with this recipe. This recipe makes a great afternoon snack or delicious side dish.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Pour the olive oil into an ovenproof pan. Stir the garlic, cumin, and cayenne pepper into the olive oil and mix well. Add the garbanzo beans and toss to coat evenly.

  • Bake in preheated oven until garbanzo beans turn golden, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven, and sprinkle with feta cheese and thyme. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

197 calories; protein 6.3g; carbohydrates 17.6g; fat 11.6g; cholesterol 16.7mg; sodium 419.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2009
This is 5 stars if you let the beans bake til hard and crunchy! This will take over an hour. Check them every 20 minutes and shake the tray to let them dry evenly. I seasoned mine to suit my own taste. I coated the beans with the olive oil then sprinkled them with seasoned salt, garlic powder, onion powder, a pinch of cayenne pepper and about 1/2 tsp. of smoked paprika. With these seasonings and baking them til they were hard and crunchy, made this taste like you were eating crispy fried chicken skin! So good! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/23/2009
good but not wow... these beans have no flavor naturally so to make them tasty is no small feat. will do again but with much more seasonings. don't be scared to be heavy handed Read More
(10)
54 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2009
This is 5 stars if you let the beans bake til hard and crunchy! This will take over an hour. Check them every 20 minutes and shake the tray to let them dry evenly. I seasoned mine to suit my own taste. I coated the beans with the olive oil then sprinkled them with seasoned salt, garlic powder, onion powder, a pinch of cayenne pepper and about 1/2 tsp. of smoked paprika. With these seasonings and baking them til they were hard and crunchy, made this taste like you were eating crispy fried chicken skin! So good! Read More
(84)
Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2007
I was nervous this would be too garlic-y, but the taste is delicious! I added about 1/4tsp coriander as well. I baked mine in a small glass pyrex dish and the beans stayed a little soft, making the texture and flavor enjoyable. This is a great fiber-rich food for any gluten-free dieters. Read More
(27)
Rating: 4 stars
08/10/2009
Very good make sure to use plenty of salt and cook UNTIL CRISPY baking time is too short on recipe....also let cool and they will be even more crispier kids loved it too:0) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
omg this was soo good! I've made recipes like this before and found the beans to be really dry. so i decided to cook the beans in a pot first till they got soft. then i drained them and followed the directions for preparing them. i used my own blend of spices. then i put them in a 375 degree oven for 45 min. they came out crunchy and fabulous! some of them were crunchy all the way through and tasted like french fries! the other ones were crunchy on the outside and soft and delicious on the inside. yummm! these are my new go to snack! love them! Read More
(13)
Rating: 3 stars
11/23/2009
good but not wow... these beans have no flavor naturally so to make them tasty is no small feat. will do again but with much more seasonings. don't be scared to be heavy handed Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2007
yummy. i might play with the spices a bit for more flavour but very good as a snack. i like them leftover cold too! Read More
(10)
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Rating: 4 stars
01/18/2008
These were tasty. I may have done something wrong though because they were not crunch at all. I'm not sure if they should be. But these are nice as a side dish. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2011
These are really tasty! After baking for 60 minutes and omitting the feta & thyme we really enjoyed them. They're great to eat as little snacks or on a salad. We can't wait to try them in tacos too. Thanks! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2009
It was strange at first (never had crunchy garbanzo beans before!) but with every bite it became more and more delicious! Now I crave these and make a batch every week for snacking. Love the healthy factor! So far I like it best with salt garlic powder and curry powder! Read More
(8)
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