I found these yummy crunchy chic pea snacks at Whole Foods. But they have added vegetable oils and sugar cause inflammation and are not healthy.
So I set out to make my own. But they never came our very crunchy. After MUCH searching I found TWO keys to making them healthy, crunchy, and delicious!!
Two Keys To Crunchy Chick Peas
- Peel your chick peas. YES, chick peas have a really thin skin you can peel off by gently pinching each one between your fingers. It does take time, but if you want them crunchy, this is the key!!
- Purchase a crisper tray. This is so worth it and you can use it for other healthy recipes. It allows air to flow from all angles, no stirring half way through, and your chick peas won’t stick.
Roasted Chick Pea Recipe
1-2 cans garbonzo beans (chick peas)
Unrefined sea salt, Onion powder, Garlic powder
Any other herbal seasoning you like (just avoid sugar)
Peel your chick peas
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Mix chick peas with seasons in a bowl
- Pour them on your crisper tray
Bake for 30-35 minutes
Remove from oven
Let cool and eat!
It is REALLY important that if you add oil, ad it AFTER you finish roasting your chic peas. Olive oil can not handle high heat. It will burn and oxidize, making it a toxin. Any oil that claims it handles high heat has been chemically processed and should be avoided.
All the best to your health!
Catherine Rudolph, CNC
Nutritional Life Coach