Saturday, April 30, 2011

Oven Baked Crispy Spiced Chickpeas

Oven Baked Crispy Spiced Beans
These are excellent healthy snacks. You may have come across something similar in Asia, or in Asian shops. Those are usually deep fried. The oven baked version is almost as good, I would say about 70-80% as good. 

The main downside of the oven baked version is that they take a lot longer to cook compared with deep frying. 

I used chickpeas and white beans. You can use pretty much any kind of bean.

Cooked beans (chickpeas, white beans etc)
Enough oil to coat (about 1 tablespoon per cup)
Spices (paprika, curry powder, garlic powder etc)

1.  Preheat oven to 230 degrees
2.   Mix the beans with oil until coated
3.   Bake until they are brown and crispy, around 30-40 minutes. Stir occasionally 
4.   Season the beans and bake for a further few minutes. Over season the beans, you will be surprised how much salt they take
5.   Let it cool completely. These snacks go well with a cold beer


  1. This really sounds like a healthy snack! Looks delicious too, thank you for sharing the recipe :).

  2. Yum - had deep fried chickpeas in Barcelona and really liked them. However they were totally diet-busting. These look like a delicious and healthy alternative.


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