These protein-packed, healthy, flavorful chickpea recipes will have you ditching traditional flour for good
5 Easy Gluten-Free Recipes Made from Chickpea Flour
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There’s a new power flour popping up in restaurants and kitchens across America and it’s no surprise why—chickpea flour (sometimes called garbanzo bean flour) is naturally gluten-free and grain-free, super versatile, and packs a healthy punch. (Celiac? Try these New Gluten-Free Flours Made from Fruits and Veggies.)
One cup of the bean flour contains 22 grams of protein, six times as much protein as all-purpose wheat flour, and 20 grams of dietary fiber. Plus, unlike regular flour, it’s rich in folate, B6, iron, magnesium, potassium, and selenium. “Chickpea flour has been used for centuries in rustic, everyday recipes throughout Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Northern Africa, as well as regions of Italy, France, and Spain, but it is gaining popularity in the Western world for its unique flavor and flexibility across a broad range of recipes,” says Camilla Saulsbury, author of The Chickpea Flour Cookbook.
Even if you’re not gluten-free, you’ll love using this ingredient in everything from baked goods to soups! Take a sneak peek into Saulsbury’s new cookbook with these delicious (and healthy) recipes!