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Olive Chickpea Flour Bread [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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This hearty, dense olive oil chickpea bread is perfect for making sandwiches or toast. It uses an olive hummus instead of flower and this swap gives the bread a unique flavor and texture that is completely addicting.

Olive Chickpea Flour Bread [Vegan, Gluten-Free]




For the Olive Hummus:

  • 15-ounce can olives, pitted
  • 15-ounce can chickpeas
  • 2-3 tablespoons tahini
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 cup water
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1-2 garlic cloves (optional)

For the Bread:

  • 3 1/2 cups chickpea flour
  • 1 batch olive hummus
  • 6 cloves garlic, blended into the hummus
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
  • A pinch salt
  • Aquafaba from a 1 15-ounce can of chickpeas


  1. Make the hummus by blending everything together in a food processor.
  2. Mix hummus, chickpea flour, lemon juice, baking soda, a pinch of salt, and the aquafaba in a bowl.
  3. Use a spatula to combine all the ingredients until you have a well-mixed dough.
  4. Transfer the dough to a baking pan prepared with parchment paper.
  5. Top the bread with sunflower seeds.
  6. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake it for 70 minutes at 405°F.





Always simple, always gluten-free, always scrumptious! Florian Nouh is the recipe developer, photographer, and cook behind Contentedness Cooking. I'm a food enthusiast who loves creating vegan and gluten-free recipes. The recipes on Contentedness Cooking range from fruity breakfasts to hearty lunches, from delicious dinners to scrumptious desserts – there is something for everyone, all easy to make by home cooks without the need for special equipment. It’s all about natural ingredients, healthy choices, and embracing creativity.



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