A fantastic snack that are super easy and inexpensive to make! Chickpeas boast many health benefits, including being high in vitamin B6, fibre and protein.
They also contain tryptophan, an essential amino acid which benefits us in many ways. Tryptophan is most commonly known for making us feel sleepy and it does in fact help induce feelings of calm and sleep. Thus, adding chickpeas to your diet in the evening could help you to fall asleep easier.
2 cups of chickpeas*
2 Tbsp avocado oil
1/2 tsp Himalayan pink salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Line one large baking sheet or two smaller ones with parchment paper.
Place chickpeas in a large bowl and add avocado oil and salt.
Gently stir evenly coating all the chickpeas.
Transfer chickpeas to baking sheet(s) and spread in an even layer.
Place chickpeas into the oven and bake for 30-40min, shaking pan(s) every 10min. Remove the pan from oven once the chickpeas are golden, crispy and dry.
*If you are using dry chickpeas, measure the 2 cups after they've been cooked. Also, if you are using canned chickpeas, be sure to drain and rinse very well. Whether you are using dry, cooked chickpeas or canned, be sure to blot the chickpeas dry by placing them on a clean kitchen towel and blotting with another clean towel (or paper towels) before coating them in oil and salt. They must be fully dried before baking or they won't properly crisp.