Finding the right gluten-free and vegan bread can be tough. Although it’s realistic to make a delicious, carb-heavy gluten-free vegan bread at home, many commercial brands contain eggs. It becomes even more of a challenge when both gluten and grains are off the table — possible to make at home, but not the easiest to find in stores. But don’t worry, Green Monsters, because there’s a bread out there for you and it’s made with only four ingredients. Oh, yeah.
We know that it sounds too good to be true, but the recipe below contains no grains, and it does everything you want a good flatbread to do — mops up extra pasta sauce, absorbs just the right amount of savory vegetable broths and gravies, and tastes delicious. What’s the secret, pray tell? Chickpea flour. Chickpea flour is made from dried chickpeas that have been pulverized into a fine flour and as it happens to be, it makes for some wicked good, grain-free flatbread. If you’ve ever tried socca, an Italian flatbread made from chickpea flour, then that is similar to what you can expect.
This Chickpea Flatbread recipe comes to us from the kitchen of Natasha Condie.
This Chickpea Flatbread is slightly dense but has that great crumbly crunchy texture that pairs great with all kinds of comfort foods. Since it’s incredibly easy to change the seasoning in this, the sky is the limit. This one is a garlic-parsley version that goes great with pasta, but feel free to swap in your favorite seasonings depending on what you’re eating. Turmeric and cumin, for example, will pair well with curry recipes.
To see what else you can do with chickpea flour, read What Can You Make With Chickpea Flour? Try These 15 Recipes for Fritters, French Toast, and More.
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Lead image source: Chickpea Flatbread