They are so simple and it is a nice recipe for the kids to help with. They are high in protein and depending on what you season them with, no extra artificial anything in them. I will warn you though, they go very fast! My kids will sneak them day and night. SO you might be making another batch sooner than you think!
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
2 -15 oz. cans of chickpeas
your favorite seasoning
I Rinse the chickpeas, then let them dry on a paper towel. I roll them with another paper towel on top to dispose of some of the skins. I will be honest though, when I am really short on time, I rinse them and throw them on the cookie sheet. Sprinkle them with olive oil, and then season with your favorite seasoning. I have kept it simple with just sea salt and pepper, but the seasoning possibilities are endless. Italian seasoning, a combination of sea salt, garlic powder and celery salt, ranch seasoning, or any of your pre-produced combos would be great. I am positive Cayenne pepper and Paprika would be Delicious on them, but haven't used them because I know that would be the only way the kids would not gobble them down....mmmm, maybe I need to make a mommy batch and a kid-friendly batch. Mix all together, then roast on a cookie sheet for about 15 minutes. Stir and roast another 15 minutes. They turn a nice golden brown. Cool and enjoy. Grayson even made her own batch in her Easy Bake Oven....they also came out great.
Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower
1 C. milk (cow's or almond)
1 C. flour (any kind, even gluten free)
2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. seasoning salt
1 head cauliflower chopped into pieces
1 C. buffalo or hot sauce
1 T. melted butter or olive oil
Preheat oven to 450.
Mix the milk and vinegar together. Let stand for about 10 minutes. (This is a great way to make your own buttermilk)
Add the garlic powder and seasoning salt to the flour.
Combine the flour mixture and milk. Stir well.
Coat the cauliflower pieces with the flour/milk mixture and put on baking sheet. Bake for 15-25 minutes.
While the cauliflower is baking, combine buffalo sauce and butter/olive oil in small bowl.
Pour hot sauce mixture over baked cauliflower and continue baking for an additional 10 minutes.
We served with yogurt blue cheese dressing , carrots and celery.
****We loved this dish and now it is a new favorite. We did wonder if it would be as good if we omitted the entire breading step and just roasted the cauliflower with some olive oil and the seasoning. I thought that would save even more calories.
So I tried it last night. It was ok, but the breading really added another layer of flavor and texture.
** The outcome was decided.... Since we are saving so many calories and gaining so many other health benefits by not eating an actual chicken wing, this dish is definitely better with the breading.
I hope you enjoy as much as we did.