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Monday, November 12, 2007

Homemade snacks


I'm in the mood for something crunchy. Salty. How about some baked garbanzo beans? Mmm... I'm going to pop them into the oven as soon as I get home. Even before I change into my play clothes...



Hummus-y Crunch
1 (16 oz.) can garbanzo beans
Non-stick cooking spray (or you can use olive oil, just enough to coat)
Garlic powder
Lemon pepper seasoning (regular or salt-free) 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 60-75 minutes, stirring every ten minutes or so for even browning. Just try to eat only one handful...


2 Comments:

at 10:53 AM Blogger Stepf said...

I make these quite often. I sprinkle them with cumin, salt and pepper but leave off the oil. Yum!

 
at 2:01 PM Anonymous cincycub said...

though I love hummus, I've never been a fan of garbanzo beans.

But this sounded so interesting I had to try it.

And THANK YOU, I have a new favorite healthy snack!

 
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