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Buffalo Ranch Roasted Chickpeas

Traditional game day flavors of buffalo wing sauce and ranch coating crunchy chickpeas
Cook Time40 mins
Passive Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Game Day, Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 1 cups
Calories: 1428kcal

Ingredients

  • 30 ounces garbanzo beans (also called chickpeas) (2 15-ounce cans)
  • 3 Tablespoons buffalo wing sauce (more or less to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ranch seasoning mix

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Place them between two clean towels or paper towels and gently pat dry, removing as much moisture as you can. (If you want to remove the skins, press more firmly to peel many of them off. Leaving the skin on will provide a little extra crunch and fiber - this is a preference decision).
  • Toss the dried chickpeas with the buffalo wing sauce and salt.
  • Spread the chickpeas out on a silicon baking mat lined baking sheet (or spray tin foil with cooking spray).
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes until the beans are starting to take on a little color and get dry. Turn off the oven and leave the beans in the oven to continue drying out to your desired crunchiness, checking every 10-15 minutes. (I like mine crunchy and leave them in for 30-40 minutes post-baking).
  • Put the cooked chickpeas in a small bowl. Add the ranch seasoning and a dash more of the buffalo wing sauce if the beans are dry to help the ranch stick. Toss to coat. Adjust seasoning as desired with any of the spices.

Notes

If you want the chickpeas extra crunchy, you can cook them at 400F instead of 350F but watch them closely as they can start to over-darken!
For a truly gluten free snack, ensure the sauce and ranch mix you are using are gluten free.
These chickpeas are moderately hot.  Increase the heat level by adding cayenne to the ranch mix as using too much sauce will make them soggy.

Nutrition

Calories: 1428kcal | Carbohydrates: 240g | Protein: 75g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 3502mg | Potassium: 2475mg | Fiber: 65g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 417mg | Iron: 25mg