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CRISPY CARROT CHICKPEAS

Need a healthy snack to reach for when hunger strikes in the afternoon? Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are a nutrient-rich legume with a nice nutty taste. They’re a great source of plant-based protein, fiber, as well as vitamins and minerals. On the flipside, they’re low in calories, and the protein in chickpeas may help make you feel full and keep your appetite under control. Roasted chickpeas are a popular and delicious snack, and our version with added Organic Carrot Juice Powder ups the nutrient and antioxidant profile for this delectable, mouth-popping snack.

CRISPY CARROT CHICKPEAS 

1 15 oz can chickpeas (very well drained & thoroughly dried)
1 tbsp avocado or light olive oil
½ tsp sea salt
¼ tsp paprika
½ tsp chili powder
1 tsp Organic Carrot Juice Powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Drain the chickpeas then rinse them very well with water, and thoroughly drain.

Once drained, spread the chickpeas out on a clean, absorbent towel and use your hands to gently roll and dry the chickpeas. It’s also great if the skins come off (which can help for extra crispiness).

Transfer the chickpeas to a mixing bowl and top with oil and salt. Mix well to combine. Do not add the other seasoning at this point – it can interrupt the crisping process, so wait to add until after baking.

Bake for a total of 45-50 minutes or until golden brown and dry/crispy to the touch, stirring or shaking the chickpeas around at the halfway point for even cooking.

Remove from the oven and toss with seasonings and Organic Carrot Juice Powder while still warm.

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