(This is a base-recipe... You can, and should, play around with different seasonings and flavors to your liking!)
-2 cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans... same same)
-4+ TBS Avocado Oil
-1 TBS Garlic Powder
-1 TBS Salt
-1/2 TBS Basil
-Preheat oven to 375 degrees
-Drizzle a baking sheet with 2 TBS of avocado oil
-Drain and rinse chickpeas using a strainer
-Top cleaned peas with 2(+) TBS of avocado oil and remaining ingredients, toss well to coat all peas.
-Spread on baking sheet in a single layer
-Bake for 15-20 minutes... Remove and stir or shake , return to the oven. Repeat this process until peas are cooked to your preferred texture. (Typically 40-45minutes for some crunch.)
-Allow to cool completely before storing.
*This basic recipes is highly flexible... substitute the avocado oil for sesame oil to completely change the flavor. Try dill, curry, ginger, Old Bay seasonings... try different things and find what you like best!
*Chickpeas are very high in fiber (also high in carbohydrates, and moderate in protein).
*Adding fat is crucial with high fiber, high carbohydrate foods such as this so that your digestive tract can process that fiber well, and blood sugar levels are better controlled.
*These work well as an independent snack, and also as a topping for salads or other dishes! They go quickly in our house, and make a great healthy alternative to chips and crackers!