Chips are my weak spot. If there’s a bowl full of chips in front of me, I’m absolutely eating the whole thing. Unfortunately, chips aren’t the healthiest snacks in the universe.
This led me to try and find a way to cook up a healthier chip recipe that was just as delicious, sans the excessive oil and other processed stuff.
Black bean chips are a crunchy snack that not only look delicious but also TASTE delicious! These black bean chips are made from black bean flour, water, a wee bit of oil, and some salt.
Although the ingredients are simple, these chips are punchy, crunchy, and the perfect vessel for guacamole, queso, whatever you like!
These black bean chips are also high in protein and fibers, which makes them a healthy alternative to your classic bag of potato chips.
In addition, these chips are oven-baked and not deep-fried, meaning they don’t have excessive amounts of oil in them!
So, if you’re like me and are searching for a way to snack on some tasty chips without all the added nonsense, read on to make your own black bean chips at home!
How To Make Black Bean Flour
Most grocery stores have black bean flour on hand, which is essential for this recipe. However, if you find yourself with a concerning lack of black bean flour at your local grocer, there are some home methods for getting this ingredient.
To make black bean flour, all you’re going to need is some dried black beans and a high-power blender or food processor.
Simply place the black beans into your food processor and process until you have a fine flour. You might see some black specks in your blend, but don’t worry. These specks are just the black bean skin, so they’re perfectly edible.
Black bean flour is naturally gluten-free which makes this snack suitable for all those who are gluten intolerant, so that’s a plus!
What Seasonings Should I Use?
Personally, I prefer just a bit of salt to season these chips. They’re very flavorful on their own, but if you looking to dress these snacks up a bit, there are a couple of different seasonings you could try out.
For a bit of a Mediterranean touch, try using a blend of oregano, garlic powder, and some basil.
For a spicy, Mexican version, you can add chili, onion powder, or garlic powder.
You can even add some smoked paprika and cumin, or even mix these with some nutmeg for a smokey, spiced flavor.
These black bean chips are kind of a blank canvas, so feel free to get creative and add whatever seasonings you like!
What Goes Best With These Chips?
Personally, I prefer to serve these black bean chips with freshly made guacamole. However, you can also serve them with sour cream or salsa.
I also really enjoy black bean chips with a spicy mango salsa, which you can check out our recipe for here.
How To Make Black Bean Chips
Assemble your ingredients!
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a mixing bowl, combine black bean flour and salt.
Add oil to the dry mixture and stir to combine.
Add water and stir until you have a smooth mixture.
Line baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
Drop the prepared batter on a baking sheet (about ½ tbsp per chip, depending on the size you want). Make sure you leave some space between each chip because the batter will spread out.
Bake the chips for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and flip using a fork or small spatula.
Continue to bake for another 8-10 minutes.
Cool the chips completely before serving.
To make the guacamole, mash the avocado with lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Add jalapenos, onion, and cherry tomato. Add cilantro and stir to combine.
Serve your freshly baked black bean chips with guacamole and enjoy!
For the black bean chips
- ½ cup black bean flour
- 1 tbsp oil
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ cup water
For the guacamole
- 1 small avocado, pitted
- 2 tbsp chopped onion
- 1 jalapeno, chopped
- 4 cherry tomatoes, chopped
- 1-2 tbsp lemon juice
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Chopped cilantro, as desired
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a mixing bowl, combine black bean flour and salt. Add oil and stir to combine.
- Add water and stir until you have a smooth mixture.
- Line baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
- Drop the prepared batter on a baking sheet (about ½ tbsp per chip, depending on the size you want). Make sure you leave some space between each chip because the batter will spread out.
- Bake the chips for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and flip using a fork or small spatula.
- Continue to bake for another 8-10 minutes.
- Cool the chips completely before serving.
- Make the guacamole. In a bowl, mash the avocado with lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Add jalapenos, onion, and cherry tomato. Add cilantro and stir to combine.
- Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 44Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 38mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g
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