Crisped Parmesan Chickpeas

I have never been a bean lover, at all.   Ask my mom.  I used to spit them out in to my napkin when I was made to eat them.  But as the years have passed and I have broadened my food horizon, all sort of beans have worked their way onto my palate.
Crisped Parmesan Chickpeas
2 cans (15 oz. each) chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
3/4 c. grated parmesan
1 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
Rinse the chickpeas under water, spread them out on paper towels and let dry for 10 min.  Then pat them dry with more paper towels; discard any loose skins.
Meanwhile, heat oven to 400 degrees F.  In a large bowl, whisk together parmesan, oil, garlic powder, salt, pepper and cayenne, if including.  Add the chickpeas and toss to coat fully. 

Spread the chickpeas on a baking sheet that has sides to it.  Roast, tossing twice, until chickpeas are dried and crisped, 50-60 minutes.  Let them cool completely on the baking sheet.

Go ahead.  Gobble up some garbanzo’s this holiday week!  Your tummy will thank you!

Be grateful.

“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.”  Anthony Robbins

What are you grateful for this holiday week?

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10 Responses to Crisped Parmesan Chickpeas

  1. Those look great!! I’ve never roasted chick peas, but I love chickpeas, so I’m going to book mark these to make at Christmas for my fam. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  2. CaSaundra says:

    Love how this sounds so easy, yet looks so flavorful. And definitely a cheap eat too–love it!

  3. OMG – YUM! I just sent this recipe to a girlfriend, we have a new appetizer!!

    Thank you!

  4. Looks good! Isn’t it funny that we all seem to broaden our food horizons as we grow older? When I was a kid I’d heard somewhere that we loose tastebuds as we age (I think that’s true but I don’t know for sure). The 12-year-old me always got a kick out of telling my parents that they ate “gross” stuff because they’d lost so many taste-buds that they didn’t even know the food they were eating was gross. lol. And now look at me go – eating all variety of “gross” foods : )

  5. Kat says:

    I’ve never roasted chickpeas before, but these look AWESOME.

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