Healthier Potato Chip Alternative

Alicia W
by Alicia W
4 Servings
35 min

I'll be the first to admit that I love potato chips and the where I live, you can get the best potato chips in the world. These chips; however, are fried in lard. (I think that’s what makes them so good.)

You and I both know that this is not a ‘heart healthy’ snack and I only eat them occasionally. But when that crunchy munchy feeling hits me, here is an alternative to those chips that’s simple to make and a lot healthier than chips.

dry on a paper towel
remove the shells
combine spices before adding to chickpeas
spread on a lined cookie sheet
bake until crispy
Healthier Potato Chip Alternative
Recipe details
  • 4  Servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 25 Minutes Total time: 35 min
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  • 16 oz can of chickpeas/garbanzo beans
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Heat oven to 450 degrees
Drain and rinse chickpeas
Pour chickpeas onto a paper towel
Place another paper towel on top of the chickpeas and rub them dry
Remove the top paper towel and carefully remove the shells by rubbing the chickpeas
Once the shells are removed, place the chickpeas onto a clean paper towel and dry well
Place dried chickpeas into a bowl
Mix spices together
Pour olive oil into the chickpeas and mix to coat
Pour spices over chickpeas and mix to coat
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
Pour chickpeas onto the baking sheet
Bake 20-25 minutes until chickpeas are crisp
  • You could experiment with other combinations of spices to give a sweet or spicier flavor
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