Nicci Morris

Smarter snacking…

In Food, Recipes on October 7, 2009 at 3:28 pm

Given the choice between sweet and savory, I’ll go with the latter every single time. So when I’m in the mood to snack, I often reach for something crunchy, salty and packed with umami.

How about baked garbanzo beans? I think of it as super-portable and poppable hummus. They’re perfect for on-the-run snacking or eating during a movie or a game. They’re delicious, simple and a more healthful way to satisfy your craving. So put down the potato chips and the pretzels and grab a handful of these instead. Oh, and I challenge you to eat just one handful…

Hummus Crunch
2 (16 oz.) cans garbanzo beans
Non-stick cooking spray (or you can use olive oil, just enough to coat)
Garlic powder to taste
Lemon pepper seasoning (regular or salt-free) to taste
Chili powder to taste
Cayenne pepper to taste
Rinse and drain beans. Spray baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Spread the beans on the baking sheet. Give the beans a quick spritz. While the beans are still moist, sprinkle with seasonings. Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour, stirring every ten minutes or so for even browning.

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