Saturday, March 14, 2015

Homemade Roasted Garbanzo Beans

Remember I said Mike and I were eating vegetarian for the remainder of lent?

Well, I have been looking for some new ways to get vegetarian protein into our diet.

So, tonight I am making some roasted garbanzo beans.  But not just beans.  But roasted taco flavored garbanzo beans, salt and vinegar flavored garbanzo beans and cinnamon flavored garbanzo beans.  Snacks for the next several days.  Protein rich snacks.  Yummy snacks.  Easy snacks.

For the taco beans put some cooked garbanzo beans onto a pan.  Sprinkle on cumin, chili powder, garlic, cayenne powder and salt.  Add some oil and mix the beans, spices and oil all together.  Then roast at 425 degrees until the beans are dry and starting to get crunchy.

For the salt and vinegar it is even easier.  Sprinkle on vinegar and salt and oil and bake as above until the vinegar evaporates and then the beans get crunchy.

For the sweet cinnamon beans melt together some butter and honey and pour over the beans.  Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg or mace.  Mix all together and bake.

For all of them remember to stir periodically while baking.

Oh, if you start with dry beans and cook them yourself it will be much less expensive than using canned beans.  But even canned beans make an inexpensive snack for you to enjoy.

Yummy snacks.  Much better than chips or cookies.  Promise.

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