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Perfectly Dry Roasted Chickpeas

Chef V

"Roasting these without oil or salts first lets them crisp up perfectly. Letting them cool in the oven is crucial to the crunch factor. Season with a teaspoon of your favourite flavours: combine sea salt with pepper, garlic powder, chili powder, chipotle, cayenne pepper, curry powder, lemon pepper, or anything you like."
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3 h 30 m servings 85 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings (2 cups)

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  1. Spread chickpeas on paper towels; allow to air dry completely, about 45 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Spread chickpeas on prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 40 minutes, shaking pan every 10 minutes. Remove chickpeas from oven; toss with mixed spice and salt. Place chickpeas back into the oven; turn oven off until completely cold, about 2 hours or up to overnight.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 85 calories; 0.8 g fat; 16.2 g carbohydrates; 3.5 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 290 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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I started with dry chickpeas, rather than canned. After cooking, I followed the directions, allowing to dry for about 45 minutes. I spread them in a layer on a towel to get them as dry as pos...

I've made these twice now and they're great for snacking and so much healthier than potato chips.