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Crispy Movie-Night Chickpeas (Recipe)

By September 22, 2020Recipes
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Everyone loves a good snack, but have you every thought of snacking on chickpeas? Here’s a little something you can try that’s not only a great substitute for popcorn, but that you probably won’t get in the habit of overdoing. These chickpeas come out crispy and crunchy; they’re roasted, not fried; and they’re super easy to whip up.

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Crispy Movie-Night Chickpeas

We've heard these healthy, crispy chickpeas are the perfect intra-workout nutrition for Netflix endurance events.

Category Appetizer, Snack
Compliance Level Kickstart, Lifestyle
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2
Author Michael Stanwyck


  • Can of chickpeas garbanzo beans
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Seasonings of your choice


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Drain your can of beans and rinse in a strainer.
  3. Lay out a paper towel or a cookie sheet and dump the rinsed beans on top. Top with another paper towel.
  4. Roll the towel around on the beans until they are dry. Remove the paper towels.
  5. Transfer the beans to a bowl, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and any other seasonings you might like. Some good choices are cayenne pepper (1/4 tsp), cumin (1/2 tsp), and turmeric (1 tsp).
  6. Return to the sheet pan (without the towels) and place in your preheated oven for 30-40 minutes, until golden and crunchy.
  7. Remove from oven and adjust the seasoning as needed.
  8. Crunch away!

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Michael Stanwyck
Michael Stanwyck is the co-founder of The Whole Life Challenge, an idea that developed during his seven years as a coach and gym manager at CrossFit Los Angeles.

He graduated from UCLA with a BA in philosophy as well as a degree from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, and feels food is one of the most important parts of a life - it can nourish, heal, and bring people together.

Michael believes health and well-being are as much a state of mind as they are a state of the body, and when it comes to fitness, food, and life in general, he thinks slow is much better than fast (most of the time). Stopping regularly to examine things is the surest way to put down roots and grow.

He knows he will never be done with his own work, and believes the best thing you can do for your well-being starts with loving and working from what you’ve got right now.