Pin 12 – It’s been a long time!!! – Crunchy Garam Masala Chickpeas

I know it has been way too long since my last post! Things were and still are a bit crazy around here, but I  found time to do a pin so I thought I’d take the time to blog about it as well.

This pin comes from Kelsey at Apple A Day.  I love chips so I’m always looking for a healthy crunchy alternative, this definitely fits the bill.  The only time I’ve had chickpeas is in hummus so I was looking forward to seeing what they’re like in a different form….they are yummy!  


Super short ingredient list!


Rinse and drain the beans



 Mix with olive oil.



Bake for 45 minutes! (wish it was faster, I’m hungry!)



Yum! I used a little less salt since the canned chickpeas I had were already salted and I added some chili powder for a little kick! 

Crunchy Garam Masala Chickpeas
from Clean Eating, April/May 2012

3 c. cooked chickpeas OR
2 (15-oz.) cans unsalted chickpeas, rinsed and drained
2 TBSP olive oil
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. garam masala

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2. In a medium bowl, toss chickpeas with olive oil. Spread chickpeas evenly over a baking sheet and bake until, stirring occasionally with a spatula, until very crisp, about 45 minutes.

3. Remove from oven and sprinkle with salt and garam masala. Serve warm or at room temperature. Keeps up to one week in an airtight container.


PS: I think I may need to change the name of my blog to gawktastic…lol…I actually found this recipe on foodgawker and the pinned it to pinterest!