Cheesy Roasted Chickpeas

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Chickpeas are on of those super versatile ingredients that are easy to transform into different dishes from breakfast to dessert and everything in between.   One of the simplest ways to enjoy these little beans is roasting them for a quick and healthy snack.  I already have recipes posted for savory spiced and maple cinnamon roasted chickpeas, and today I’m sharing my recipe for these cheesy roasted beans.  Let’s be honest; give me anything covered in cheese and I’m one happy girl! Only nowadays I’m trying to keep my dairy consumption to a minimum, so I sought out a dairy-free way to get these crispy, crunchy, cheesy bites!

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Instead of cheese I used nutritional yeast.  It has an amazing cheesy flavor while also adding a ton of vitamins, minerals, and additional protein!  But don’t just take my word for it, make these for yourself and tell me they don’t remind you of cheese-its…:)

Oh,  how cute is this new cutting board I got for my birthday?!

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Cheesy Roasted Chickpeas

3 cups cooked chickpeas (about 2 cans rinsed and drained)

2 tsp olive oil

1/4 cup nutritional yeast

1/2 tsp coarse ground sea salt

pinch black pepper

pinch cayenne pepper (optional)

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.  Line a rimmed baking sheet with tin foil, then parchment paper.
  2. Gently dry the beans by laying them out on a towel (or paper towel) and gently rolling them around.  Place in lined baking sheet and spread out into one layer.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and gently roll them around to evenly coat.  Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and nutritional yeast and roll around again to evenly coat.  Add more salt/yeast per taste.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes, stirring after 15 minutes.  Allow to cool completely (they will crisp up as they cool).

 

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