Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

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These spicy roasted chickpeas are a perfect healthy snack that can be quickly prepared. They’re high in protein, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free.

We’re all trying to live healthy lives, myself included. One way to keep healthy is to eat well. All too often, we do well with our meals. But when it comes to snacking, we fall off the healthy wagon.

One way to eat healthily and even lose weight is to eat high protein snacks. That’s because of all the macronutrients (fat, protein, and carbohydrate), protein is the most filling.

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Eating protein also boosts your metabolism. So, it helps you lose weight. Besides helping you lose weight protein also builds muscle. And who doesn’t want to be lean and toned?

These spicy roasted chickpeas are super addictive. They’re spicy, crunchy, and tasty.

They take only 5 minutes of prep time, and they’re really easy to make. All you need are a couple of ingredients.

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Ingredients You’ll Need

Canned chickpeas (14 oz can) – Don’t have canned chickpeas? Not to worry…you can cook dried beans instead.

Hot chili powder (¼ tsp) – This adds some heat. If you don’t like it spicy, you can just skip it.

Ground cumin (¼ tsp) – This adds a nutty taste.

Garlic powder (¼ tsp) – This adds a savory taste.

Paprika (½ tsp) – This adds a sweet taste. If you like it smoky, you can use smoked paprika instead.

Curry Powder (¼ tsp) – This adds earthy flavors.

Salt (a pinch)

Olive oil spray

How to Make Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 375F (190 C). Drain the cans and dry out the chickpeas with a kitchen towel. Spread them over a large plate and let them dry out naturally for an hour or so.

Step 2. Roast them in the oven for 35-45 minutes. Stir in between for 1-2 times to make sure the chickpeas don’t burn.

If they start burning, just take them out of the oven.The chickpeas should be dry and crunchy.

Step 3. Mix all the spices. Once out of the over, spray the chickpeas with olive oil and toss them into the bowl with all the spices while they’re hot.

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Are Roasted Chickpeas Good for You?

Yes, roasted chickpeas are good for you. One serving provides 18 grams of protein, so they’re packed with protein.

They’re also packed with fiber. Just one serving provides 44% of your daily fiber needs. Fiber is not only good for your digestion but also keeps you full.

They’re also an excellent source of plant-based iron. And unlike potato chips, they’re low in sodium. They’re also vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free.

chickpeas in a bowl

How Long Will Roasted Chickpeas Last Refrigerated?

Roasted chickpeas will last 5 days in the fridge. Make sure you store them in an airtight storage container, so they stay crispy.

I recommend these containers because they don’t contain toxic chemicals that will leak into your food.

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Spicy Roasted Chickpeas (High Protein)

By Karo @ AllNutritious
These vegan spicy roasted chickpeas are high in protein naturally. It's a healthy snack that's crunchy, spicy, and flavorful! Also, very easy to make and requires only 5 minutes of prep time.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings: 6 small bowls

Ingredients 

  • 14 oz can of chickpeas 400g
  • ¼ tsp hot chili powder
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp curry powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Olive oil spray
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Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 375F (190 C). Drain the cans and dry out the chickpeas with a kitchen towel. Spread them over a large plate and let them dry out naturally for an hour or so.
  • Roast them in the oven for 35-45 minutes. Stir in between for 1-2 times to make sure the chickpeas don’t burn. If they start burning, just take them out of the oven.The chickpeas should be dry and crunchy.
  • Mix all the spices. Once out of the over, spray the chickpeas with olive oil and toss them into the bowl with all the spices while they’re hot.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 bowl | Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 4.9g | Saturated Fat: 0.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.4g | Cholesterol: 0.05mg | Sodium: 33mg | Fiber: 5.5g | Sugar: 4.6g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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