Spicy Baked Chickpeas AND the Wellness Rains Logo Premier!

Happy Tuesday night y’all.  I feel like it should be Thursday; at the very least Thursday.  It’s been a good, yet very busy week thus far and I needed a snack.

I try to avoid snacking.  That doesn’t mean I don’t do it, because I totally do.  The quality of these aforementioned snacks varies from fruit to hummus to rice cakes…maybe some ice cream every now and again…  Let’s just say I try my very bestest to keep snacking both healthy and to a minimum.  Blah blah blah – am I blabbing on and on enough yet?

Today I needed a snack like woah.  The dilemma was that I just didn’t know what to have and I was sick of the usual suspects.  My mom recently mentioned baked chickpeas…DONE!

Not Quite Spicy Enough Baked Chickpeas

by healthygirlandthecity

Serves 2-3 depending on how hungry the snacker!

  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • a little cayenne pepper – a few dashes will do
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1 can chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans)

What to do once you have all the ingredients ready?

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Mix olive oil, spices & salt in a small bowl
  3. Make sure you drain & rinse the chickpeas – I let mine air dry for a bit, then mixed them in with the olive oil/spice mixture until coated
  4. Plop onto a baking sheet and bake for about 35 minutes…I let mine sit in the oven for a bit after – the crispier, the better
chickpeas: before baking

chickpeas: before baking

baked chickpeas - yay!

baked chickpeas – yay!

These are freaking awesome, but I wish I made them spicier.  I will definitely be playing around with this one.  SUCH a great snack!

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14 thoughts on “Spicy Baked Chickpeas AND the Wellness Rains Logo Premier!

  1. Thanks for the reminder. Someone mentioned these to me months ago, and I completely forgot to try them. With my focus on the healthy qualities of spices, this will a great reblog. Cayenne pepper is mentioned as a metabolism booster, although I like to remind people that it probably is not enough to make a big difference without bigger lifestyle changes (obvious, right?!)

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