CRUNCHY “CHEESY” CHICKPEAS

Loaded with protein, fiber, and zinc my super addicting vegan Crunchy “Cheesy” Chickpeas are a healthy choice to satisfy those snack cravings. I also love to toss them in salad for some added inspiration!

Ingredients:

2 cans of chickpeas, drained
1 ½ tablespoon light olive oil or coconut oil
4 tbsp Nutritional Yeast*
1 ½ tsp garlic powder
1 ½ tsp paprika
1 tbsp Himalayan sea salt
Pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
Instructions:

1) Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

2) Drain and dry the chickpeas, toss with olive oil, and season lightly with salt and pepper.

3) Spread chickpeas on a non-stick cookie sheet. Back for 30 minutes or until crispy.

4) In a bowl toss warm chickpeas with the nutritional yeast, garlic powder, paprika, and a little cayenne pepper if you’re like me and like them spicy 😉

Enjoy! And don’t feel guilty when you eat the whole bowl yourself!

* Nutritional yeast can be bought at your local health food store and has a delicious savory and cheesy taste. It is included in many vegetarian and vegan recipes. I am addicted to this stuff and put it on everything! It is also provides essential B vitamins!