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Roasted Chickpeas

 

These Roasted Chickpeas make for a savory, salty, nutty salad topping, soup topping, or for an addicting but healthy snack!

Did you know chickpeas are high in fiber, which means that they help lower blood sugar & cholesterol? They also aid in digestion and rich protein which helps you feel full and energized! So…go ahead and toss them into a salad for a zero point protein boost!!

Are Roasted Chickpeas Zero Points?

Garbanzo beans/chickpeas are zero points on the BLUE and PURPLE myWW plan. However; according to WW; if you roast them in the oven or air fryer until then are dry and eat them as a snack they are no longer a zero point food.  WHY? When fruits and vegetables have been dried, their calories increase per ounce. Dried vegetables are also easier to overeat, which is why they’re not included as a ZeroPoint food. They want WW members to be mindful when preparing ZeroPoint foods in ways that increase their energy density (such as roasting to the point of being dried) because eating these foods freely, especially as a crunchy snack, can lead to overeating. It’s much less likely that you’ll overeat chickpeas as part of a meal, where there are other elements that add to a feeling of satisfaction.

Ultimately, if you decide to eat chickpeas as a snack food without counting SmartPoints values, Weight Watchers recommends you be mindful of how much and how often you’re eating them. I love tossing them into my salads or in soup for a crunchy healthy topping option! 
 

What ingredients do I need to make these roasted chickpeas?

  • Canned chickpeas 
  • Garlic powder
  • Smoked paprika powder- I LOVE the flavor that the smoked paprika gives these chickpeas. You can swap the smoked for regular paprika, if you desire. 
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • Salt

    Can I use other spice instead?

Yes, you bet!! The roasted chickpeas are super versatile. You can add whatever spices you like such as: 

  • Ranch mix
  • Cinnamon and sugar 
  • Rosemary 
  • Chili powder 

Be sure to add the seasonings the last 10-15 minutes of baking-otherwise the spices may burn and can give the chickpeas a bitter taste!

How do I make these Roasted Chickpeas?

These can be roasted in the oven or in an air fryer. I like to roast them in the oven on a baking sheet; to do that first you will:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

Drain garbanzo’s in a strainer and rinse well with cool water. Shake to help remove water.

Pour chickpeas on a clean paper towel, and pat dry. (Wet chickpeas don’t brown as well.) 

Spread the garbanzo beans across the prepared baking sheet, making sure they aren’t over lapping.

Spray the tops of them generously with olive oil non stick cooking spray. Do not add any of the seasonings yet. 

Bake for 20 minutes, stopping once or twice to stir around the chickpeas so that the chickpeas roast evenly.

Take the chickpeas out of the oven and place them in a large mixing bowl.

Add the spices and toss well until the chickpeas are coated evenly.

Place them back on the baking sheet and bake for another 5-10 minutes or until they’re golden brown and crunchy!

 

 

Ingredients:

Oven Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Drain garbanzo’s in a strainer and rinse well with cool water. Shake to help remove water..
  3. Pour chickpeas on a clean paper towel, and pat dry. (Wet chickpeas don’t brown as well.) 
  4. Spread the garbanzo beans across the prepared baking sheet, making sure they aren’t over lapping.
  5. Spray the tops of them generously with olive oil non stick cooking spray. Do not add any of the seasonings yet. 
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, stopping once or twice to stir around the chickpeas so that the chickpeas roast evenly. 
  7. Take the chickpeas out of the oven and place them in a large mixing bowl.
  8. Add the spices and toss well until the chickpeas are coated evenly.
  9. Place them back on the baking sheet and bake for another 5-10 minutes or until they’re golden brown and crunchy!

Air Fryer Directions:

  1. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees.
  2. Spray the tops of the garbanzo beans generously with cooking spray.
  3. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes. Shake half way during cooking.
  4. Sprinkle with seasoning and cook for an additional 2 minutes or until golden brown and crunchy!

 

Servings: Makes 4 ( 1/2 cup) servings 

GREEN: 4 smartpoints per serving 

BLUE/PURPLE: Zero points per serving * see notes

Author Notes:

  • According to WW; chickpeas eaten as a snack are not a ZeroPoint food, but when they’re part of a recipe, they are! That means toss them in a salad or in a meal for zero points or eat them as a snack for 4 smartpoints per serving! 
  • If you don’t bake them long enough, you’ll end up with soggy chickpeas a day later. To make chickpeas that stay crispy, you’ve got to bake them long enough
  • Oven-roasted chickpeas don’t stay as crispy once they cool, so I recommend eating them while they’re warm for the best crunch and taste.
  • If you need to reheat them, warm them up in the oven at 300 degrees for just a few minutes!
  • Store the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks at room temperature.
  • Keep in mind the texture will change and they won’t be as crispy- but they will still be very YUMMY!
Yield: 4

Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted Chickpeas

These Roasted Chickpeas make for a savory, salty, nutty salad topping, soup topping, or for an addicting but healthy snack!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 ( 15 oz.) cans garbanzo beans/chickpeas
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika or paprika powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • Pinch of black pepper

Instructions

    Oven Directions: 

    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. Drain garbanzo’s in a strainer and rinse well with cool water. Shake to help remove water..
    3. Pour chickpeas on a clean paper towel, and pat dry. (Wet chickpeas don't brown as well.) 
    4. Spread the garbanzo beans across the prepared baking sheet, making sure they aren't over lapping.
    5. Spray the tops of them generously with olive oil non stick cooking spray. Do not add any of the seasonings yet. 
    6. Bake for 20 minutes, stopping once or twice to stir around the chickpeas so that the chickpeas roast evenly. 
    7. Take the chickpeas out of the oven and place them in a large mixing bowl.
    8. Add the spices and toss well until the chickpeas are coated evenly.
    9. Place them back on the baking sheet and bake for another 10-15 minutes or until they're golden brown and crunchy!


    Air Fryer Directions:

    1. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees.
    2. Spray the tops of the garbanzo beans generously with cooking spray.
    3. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes. Shake half way during cooking.
    4. Sprinkle with seasoning and cook for an additional 2 minutes or until golden brown and crunchy!

    Servings: Makes 4 ( 1/2 cup) servings 

    GREEN: 4 smartpoints per serving 

    BLUE/PURPLE: Zero points per serving * see notes

Notes

  • According to WW; chickpeas eaten as a snack are not a ZeroPoint food, but when they're part of a recipe, they are! That means toss them in a salad or in a meal for zero points or eat them as a snack for 4 smartpoints per serving.
  • If you don't bake them long enough, you'll end up with soggy chickpeas a day later. To make chickpeas that stay crispy, you've got to bake them long enough
  • Roasted chickpeas don’t stay as crispy once they cool, so I recommend eating them while they’re warm for the best crunch and taste.
  • If you need to reheat them, warm them up in the oven at 300 degrees for just a few minutes!
  • Store the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks at room temperature. Keep in mind the texture will change and they won’t be as crispy- but they will still be very YUMMY!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 191Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 970mgCarbohydrates: 38gNet Carbohydrates: 25gFiber: 13gProtein: 11g
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