Hummus is amazing, chickpeas on a salad are good, but roasted chickpeas are incredible. If you've never had them, you can thank me later. I always keep a snack in my bag when I'm in transit and these are the perfect snack companion. United, you can keep your little bag of pretzels! They can be flavored however you'd like (I've even seen cinnamon sugar), but the recipe below is my go to.
*This recipe is based on one can of chickpeas, but (full disclosure) I usually cook up two cans at a time since they will last a few days in my bag.
1 can of chickpeas, drained, washed and dried
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt (you can always add more once they are done roasting)
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and spread out evenly on a tray pan. Pre-heat oven to 400F. Roast for 40-45 min, stirring halfway through. Drain on paper towel to remove excess oil and then enjoy!
Here are some photos with more detailed step-by-step instructions: