Cajun Roasted Chickpeas are a simple and easy snack recipe. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, dairy free. Cajun spices flavor these crunchy garbanzo beans. Great for Mardi Gras, game day, appetizers, parties, and snacks. #roastedchickpeas #healthysnack #cajun
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 oil and salt.
Spread the chickpeas out on a silicon baking mat lined baking sheet (or spray tin foil with cooking spray).
Bake for approximately 30 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. Be careful as the higher temperature can burn more easily, and turn the oven down to 350 if needed. (I like mine crunchy and leave them in for 30-40 minutes post-baking).
Put the cooked chickpeas in a small bowl. Add the hot sauce and toss to coat. Add the remaining spices and toss to coat again. Adjust seasoning to taste.
To make the chickpeas spicier, add more ground red pepper (cayenne).To make them less spicy, replace the hot sauce with olive oil and use the red pepper flakes or substitute cayenne to taste.