We love this snack and it’s very healthy for you and full of fiber and protein because it is garbanzo beans!  Thanks to the website Cinnamon Eats who did a post on roasting garbanzos,  I started making these.  They are crunchy and delicious!  They are a great afternoon snack!   We digest these better than most nuts.  Gonzos remind me of the popular snack food called Corn Nuts.


Soak 1 lb. Organic Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas) for 12 hours at room temperature.  Drain and cook beans in salted water for 45 minutes.  Drain.  Place beans on large 12 “x 17” baking sheet.  Toss with 2 – 3 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil.


Salt generously. Bake on middle shelf at 425 F / 218 C for 35 minutes, then turn oven down to 375 F / 190 C for 15 minutes.  Salt again.

Makes about 4 cups.  Stays fresh and crunchy in cupboard for 2 – 3 weeks!


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