Don’t know what to cook this week? These nutritious chickpea flour recipes will help you avoid mealtime stress. They’re uber-tasty, packed with delicious veggies, and incredibly simple to make. The perfect gluten-free recipes for every palate!
If you’re gluten-free, then I’m about to be your knight in shining armor.
It’s a bold claim, but I’m serious!
I’ve found a bunch of amazing chickpea flour recipes that will help you enjoy everything from pancakes to pizza without a care in the world.
Plus, they’re packed with hearty and simple ingredients that will keep you feeling fueled and fresh!
You can even prep a few recipes for the whole week if you struggle to find time in the evenings!
And who doesn’t love making their life just a little bit easier?
What is Chickpea Flour?
Chickpea flour (sometimes mixed with garbanzo flour, besan flour, or gram flour!) is a gluten-free flour made from garbanzo beans. It’s an excellent alternative to traditional wheat flour and works wonderfully in vegan recipes too!
And it’s incredibly easy to make at home using some dry chickpeas and a blender! Here you can find all the tips you need to make the perfect chickpea flour yourself!
How to Store Chickpea Flour
Chickpea flour should be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to six months. It’s best to keep it in the pantry as it’s naturally cool and dry, but any shaded spot should be fine!
Most large grocery stores sell chickpea flour, but you can also grab it from health food stores and specialist spots like Whole Foods. If you’re feeling thrifty, you might want to learn how to make your own chickpea flour!
Oh man – any number of things! Not only can you use it to thicken curry sauces, but it’s also great for making chickpea flour flatbread, pancakes, waffles, banana bread, and even quiches!
Chickpea flour is packed with protein and fiber, making it a fabulous flour substitute for refined wheat flour. It’s typically lower in carbs than wheat flour and has fewer calories. Talk about a powerhouse ingredient!
Although it has a similar effect on recipes, you’ll need to be careful when measuring chickpea flour. It doesn’t usually rise as much as wheat flour as it lacks gluten and absorbs liquids differently. So, the results will usually be denser (which can work in things like cookies or crackers, but not so much in a fluffy cake!). You’ll usually use ¾ cup of chickpea flour for every 1 cup of regular flour for best results.
What are your favorite chickpea flour recipes? Let me know in the comments!