If you like classic Buffalo wings, you will enjoy this much healthier alternative.
Author: Lemons & Anchovies
Recipe type: Snack
2 15 ounce cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed, drained and dried thoroughly with a paper towel.
1 teaspoon butter, melted
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon granulated garlic (garlic powder not garlic salt)
4½ tablespoons Frank's Red Hot Sauce (or your favorite hot sauce)
Preheat your oven to 400℉ (if cooking with convection like I do, preheat to 375℉).
Combine the thoroughly drained and dried chickpeas and all the other ingredients in a large bowl. Toss to evenly coat the chickpeas.
Transfer the chickpeas to a baking pan and arrange in a single layer.
Bake for 40-45 minutes, tossing the chickpeas once or twice throughout the baking period. The hot sauce may cause the chickpeas to stick to the pan just a little. This won't be a problem. Just use a spatula to scrape them loose from the pan. The chickpeas won't fall apart.
Note: If you're baking with convection, you will need only bake them for about 30-32 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for a few minutes. Transfer to a bowl and serve. Best when enjoyed right away.
* The drier the beans are the crunchier they will be after roasting so drain and pat them dry before roasting.
* Dried beans soaked overnight can be used, too.
* My chickpeas don't all come out of the oven crunchy but they're tasty anyway.