Roasted Chickpeas

Chickpeas are

  • Delicious
  • Packed with protein
  • Loaded with fiber
  • Most importantly Delicious

One cup of chickpeas contains 14.5 grams of protein and 12.5 grams of fiber. Protein is important because it helps your body build and repair tissue, fuels your muscles, and helps to support healthy bones. And fiber, well we all know what fiber will help you do….and that’s doo doo.

When I became a vegan I was searching for ways to incorporate protein into my diet, and I assure you that you can get more than enough protein from legumes, beans, and other plant powered sources. I started making these roasted chickpeas, and adding them to my salads and wraps to get an extra dose of protein, and because they are delicious. Let me know if you like this recipe, and other ways your incorporate chickpeas into your diet.

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (15 oz) chickpeas
  • 2 Tbs avocado oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin

Preheat your oven to 425 °F. While your oven is warming up drain and rinse your chickpeas, and spread them evenly on a kitchen towel to dry.  While your chickpeas are drying line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat mat. Spread the chickpeas evenly on your baking sheet and drizzle on the avocado oil. Next sprinkle the spices onto the chickpeas coating them evenly. You could also do this in a bowl, but I prefer washing as few dishes as possible. Roast your chickpeas for 25 minutes if you like them slightly softer, or 35-40 minutes if you like them crunchy. Let the chickpeas cool completely before storing in an air tight container for use during the week.

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