Rinse a can of chick peas, and coat them lightly in olive oil. Season however you like. Sugar and cinnamon, garlic, or any spice combo you'd like to try.
Preheat your oven to 400*. Spread the chick peas on a cookie sheet, and bake for about 40 minutes. Given them a stir every 10 minutes or so.
The first batch I made came out crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. I used a glass pan, a little more olive oil than it took to coat, and left them in the pan to cool. The second batch came out crunchy. I used a metal cookie sheet (see photo,) olive oil just to coat, and I transferred the chick peas to a bowl right out of the oven. Though many use garlic powder, I tried cinnamon and (weird) salt the first time, and preferred that to the garlic powder and salt. I'm still playing with it, and will post with any winning combinations.
This website says this (and more) about the health benefits of chickpeas:
"Garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
provide an excellent source of
molybdenum. They are a very
good source of folic acid, fiber,
and manganese. They are also a
good source of protein, as well
as minerals such as iron, copper,
zinc, and magnesium"
*They also discuss potentially harmful issues for those with gout and/or kidney stones.