I highly recommend starting with dried chickpeas in this recipe. It takes a bit of planning because they need to soak overnight and then simmer for a couple hours to soften. However, you can prepare a big batch of chickpeas up to a week in advance and store them in the fridge before baking. You can also freeze chickpeas after they have been soaked and simmered. Just be sure to bring them back to room temperature and get them very dry before baking them.