Do you love a salty, crunchy snack midday? These crispy chickpeas are simple to make, contain few ingredients, and are perfect to satisfy those cravings!

You might be surprised that I’m sharing a savory bean recipe like these crispy chickpeas today, instead of my typical {dessert} bean recipe like my popular chocolate chip cookie dough dip, or my pumpkin dip, or my high protein oreo cookie truffles, or even my cookie dough truffles!

But then again, I have shared things like my chickpea pumpkin burgers that are savory, because we all know just how much I love pumpkin {60+ recipes anyone??)

crispy chickpeas

So like those cinnamon sugar chickpeas I shared with you guys awhile back, today I’m sharing a savory, crispy chickpeas recipe alternative, that simply just have sea salt! Because sometimes, we just want something simple and salty. Am I right??

Plus, I can’t not think of how PERFECT these would be as a TAILGATING snack this football season! Did you see who my favorite team is here?!

I mean, if I were to guess what types of recipes I’ll be creating and sharing as this wonderous holiday season rolls in, I’m thinkin most of the recipes I’ll be dreamin up and makin will be SWEET. And Fallish. Or pumpkinish. Or winterish. Or chocolate-ish.

screen-shot-2016-09-11-at-6-59-17-pmOkay enough made up words. Because let’s be honest. Y’all just want the recipe!

But first here’s some fun nutrition facts focused on this recipe because, as a soon to be RD, I want to begin bringing you all some more nutrition content too!

Crispy Chickpeas Nutritional Benefits

  • High in fiber
    • Keeps you satisfied and cravings low
    • Also why they are great for those with Diabetes, to regulate blood sugar levels
  • Bone Building and Maintanence
    • Contains iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc and vitamin K which are all necessary for healthy bone building and maintanence
  • Heart Health
    • Due to them being rich in fiber, potassium, vitamin C and B6
  • Helps Cholesterol Levels
    • Studies have shown those eating chickpeas in their daily diet experienced a decreases in LDL, which is the “bad” cholesterol.
  • Digestion
    • The high fiber content helps in digestion and regularity
  • 1/2 cup Cooked Chickpea Serving
    • 133 calories
    • 8g protein
    • 6.5g fiber
    • 35% iron daily needs
    • 25% potassium daily needs
    • 28% magnesium daily needs
  • Add Them In!

crispy chickpeas

So next time you’re wanting something salty midday or late night, have some of these crunchy, crispy chickpeas around to enjoy. I promise they are super simple yet delicious!

But some questions FOR YOU before I go:

  • What holiday flavor is your favorite?
  • Any fun holiday plans/trips?
  • What’s the first word that comes to mind when I say ORANGE.
  • Sweet or savory snack kinda person?

xo, Sarah-Grace

Sea Salt Crispy Chickpeas
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 15-oz can Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray a baking sheet with vegetable oil cooking spray.
  3. Put the chickpeas on a clean kitchen towel or paper towels and dry thoroughly.
  4. In a bowl, toss the chickpeas with olive oil to coat.
  5. Sprinkle with the sea salt and toss again.
  6. Transfer to the baking sheet.
  7. Bake, shaking the pan halfway through the baking time, until the chickpeas are crunchy, 50 minutes to 1 hour.
  8. Let cool at least 1 hour; the chickpeas will become crunchier as they cool. These are best eaten within 1 day.

crispy chickpeas

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