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Crispy Chickpea "Croutons"


  • Author: Elaine Gordon
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 4

Ingredients

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  • 1, 15 ounce can of garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
  • 1.5 tablespoons avocado or walnut oil (or other neutral tasting oil)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Rinse, drain and dry chickpeas well. I like to place the chickpeas between two paper towels and roll with two flat hands until all moisture is absorbed.
  3. Place dried chickpeas in a 10-inch cast iron skillet or on a parchment lined baking sheet and toss well with oil and salt. You can add maple syrup for a sweet/savory combination at this time. Spread out evenly leaving room for each chickpea to breathe.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes.
  5. After baking, toss with additional seasonings if desired while the chickpeas are still warm (such as 1/2 teaspoon paprika, smoked paprika, curry powder, onion powder, garlic powder or turmeric).
  6. Allow to fully cool before storing.
  7. Store at room temperature with the lid slightly cracked so they do not get soggy. They are best when fresh but can last a couple of days.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Category: Snack or Garnish

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