EASY ROASTED CHICKPEAS

easy roasted chickpeas - a packable, protein-packed snack perfect for back to school! // cait's plate

Reality is officially setting in and I can no longer deny that soon enough I’ll be back to school.

For me back to school doesn’t signify the joy that it did as a kid (or even a college student!) but rather it gets my wheels turning for fast, easy and packable meals and snacks.

The trick is, while pretzels and chips are easy and packable, they don’t really have the staying power that I need to get me through the day.

easy roasted chickpeas - a packable, protein-packed snack perfect for back to school! // cait's plate

Chickpeas, on the other hand, are not only budget-friendly but provide carbohydrate, protein and fiber.

A perfect, packable snack for the school year!

easy roasted chickpeas - a packable, protein-packed snack perfect for back to school! // cait's plateeasy roasted chickpeas - a packable, protein-packed snack perfect for back to school! // cait's plate

I kept these simple with a little sea salt but you can do anything – makes them sweet with cinnamon sugar or spicy with some chili seasoning!

{easy roasted chickpeas}

Ingredients

  • 1 15 oz. can chickpeas
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • Sea salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F
  2. Drain, rinse and dry the chickpeas then place them in a bowl
  3. Drizzle chickpeas with olive oil and salt then mix well to coat all sides of the chickpeas
  4. Lay out on a baking pan lined with foil in a single layer
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes, remove the pan and shake to rotate chickpeas
  6. Bake for an additionally 12-15 minutes, until chickpeas are crispy
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Comments

  1. I thought they got mushy if you don’t rub the skins off. I tried to make them once and they were mushy. Help!

    • Hmm, I didn’t have that issue but truth be told we gobbled them all up (I made them when my whole family was around) so fast that maybe they would have if they sat for a bit? If you’ve tried them before with the skins on and they got mushy then definitely take them off – next time I make them I’ll let you know if they get mushy with the skins on!

    • Oooh yes! That’s the best part about this recipe is that you can totally customize it to your taste. I definitely want to try rosemary & lemon!

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