Healthy Monday Snacking

Happy Monday everyone! The health nuts always claim that if you are in the mood to snack, to snack on fresh fruits and fresh veggies, but lets get real…when a ‘snack’ craving comes around, fresh fruit and veggies may be the last thing that we are craving. My latest obsession has been these oven-roasted chickpea “crackers.” Next time you are craving something to crunch on, skip the pre-packaged snacks, loaded with fat, chemicals, artificial sugar and other processed ingredient…these are wayyyy better (plus they look like my child-hood favorite snack, CORN NUTS)!

      Spiced Chickpea ‘Crackers’ 


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • Ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas/garbanzo beans


  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees
  • Rinse the canned chickpeas under cold water and drain. Pat dry with a paper towel to remove excess water.
  • In a large bowl, toss the rinsed and drained chickpeas with the olive oil, spices and seasonings.
  • Spread the chickpeas onto a lined baking sheet and baked for ~35-40 minutes, until golden brown. Check ever 10 minutes to make sure they don’t burn!

2 responses to “Healthy Monday Snacking

  1. Jane, you’re the best! Just bought a can of chickpeas and have the uncooked ones in the cabinet. Absolutely going to try this tomorrow!

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