Chickpea flour makes a wonderful gluten-free substitute for flour. However, this amazing flour is packed with protein and can easily be incorporated into any diet, even if you’re not gluten-free. This flour is versatile and can be used to make plant-based versions of omelettes and quiches. If you’re looking for ways to use chickpea flour, this roundup is for you! Don’t forget to check out these recipes and many others on our Food Monster App!
1. Chickpea Flour Quiche
Source: Chickpea Flour Quiche
2. Gluten-Free Scallion Pancakes
Source: Gluten-Free Scallion Pancakes
Vegan, gluten-free savory pancakes. packed with protein, green goodness from scallions and a hint of asian flair thanks to the sesame oil. These Gluten-Free Scallion Pancakes by Amy Height are perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
3. Zucchini Chickpea Fritters
Source: Zucchini Chickpea Fritters
4. Instant Pot Khaman Dhokla (Steamed Savory Chickpea-Flour Cakes)
Dhokla is a steamed savory cake that tastes so good with chai and is also great to serve at parties! This popular snack is traditionally made by fermenting garbanzo bean-flour batter for hours, but in this instant pot version, you can have soft and spongy khaman within minutes. A combination of fruit salt (eno) and citric acid gives these Instant Pot Khaman Dhokla (Steamed Savory Chickpea-Flour Cakes) by Vegetarian Indian Cooking with Your Instant Pot perfect result every time.
5. Breakfast ‘Egg’ Muffins
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Egg muffins without the egg. Innovation at its finest. Nutritional yeast and black salt make these egg muffins ‘eggy!’ These Breakfast ‘Egg’ Muffins by Philipp Ertl are perfect for breakfast: short preparation time, pop em’ in the oven, and serve. And they’re just way too cute to pass up. They aren’t just full of protein, soy-free, and gluten-free but also super delicious.
6. Oil-Free Breakfast Casserole With Hash Brown Crust
This Oil-Free Breakfast Casserole With Hash Brown Crust by The China Study Family Cookbook is a great make-ahead breakfast that you can make at the beginning of the week and then freeze for when you don’t have time to cook. Simply pull the casserole out of the freezer the night before you want to bake it and lets it thaw in the refrigerator. If you’re is coming home late from work, the kids can throw it in the oven and have a healthy dinner. And who doesn’t like breakfast for dinner?
7. Chickpea Frittata With Sage and Rosemary
This Chickpea Frittata With Sage and Rosemary by Gabriella Hose and Joe Furini has and incredibly light and fluffy texture that is combined with a winning flavor combination of the two herbs to make a delightful dish. Plus, it’s a great hassle-free breakfast option.
8. Besan Barfi (Chickpea Flour Fudge)
Besan, or chickpea flour, is such a favorite ingredient when it comes to sweets. But is always requires a lot of ghee to get that beautiful flavor. In this Besan Barfi (Chickpea Flour Fudge) by Namita Tiwari, ghee (clarified butter) was replaced by coconut oil. The Barfi sets well and is chewy and fudgy. It is definitely a keeper’s recipe as it is quick to make and ideal when sweet cravings are to be satiated or if you have guests over.
9. Chickpea Flour Pizza with Hummus, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Rocket
Here is a gluten-free vegetable pizza that will wow your taste buds. This Chickpea Flour Pizza with Hummus, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Rocket by Magdalena Pienkos is made from chickpea flour is amazingly crispy. In place of the traditional tomato sauce, you have a cream hummus. And a few more tasty additions: dried tomatoes, arugula, olives and chickpeas BBQ style.
10. Slow Cooker Chickpea Flour Breakfast Scramble
There are many vegan recipes for scrambles out there, but most of then call for tofu. In this recipe for Slow Cooker Chickpea Flour Breakfast Scramble by Nikki and Zuzana, chickpea flour takes the place of the tofu — with creamy, delicious results. Get it all ready before going to bed and let it cook overnight while you sleep! Perfect for busy days and it makes a decent amount that you can easily pack for lunch or share with family.
11. Chickpea Omelet With Kale Filling And Cheesy Tahini Sauce
Do you feel stuck with your current vegan breakfast options? Well, it turns out that even omelets can be made vegan. The savory kale filling and cheesy tahini sauce will leave you satisfied and energized. You have to try this Chickpea Omelet With Kale Filling And Cheesy Tahini Sauce by Laine Rudolfa for your next breakfast.
12. Beet Chickpea Flour Tortillas
Source: Beet Chickpea Flour Tortillas
Making these tortillas is something everyone can pull off. These Beet Chickpea Flour Tortillas by Katharina Boden are super satisfying and a great snack to make ahead. Make a big batch at the beginning of the week and have it for various meals later. You can either freeze the tortillas or put them in the fridge in an airtight container and have them throughout the week. Some awesome fillings are avocado, cucumber, spinach, hummus, roasted carrots, kale, arugula, radishes, or tahini.
13. Chickpea Flour Frittata With Sweet Potatoes and Kale
Chickpea flour is something of a miracle ingredient in that, in addition to being an excellent gluten-free and grain-free substitute in all kinds of baked goods, it also works in lieu of eggs in quiches, scramble, and baked egg dishes such as this frittata. In this Chickpea Flour Frittata With Sweet Potatoes and Kale by Camilla Saulsbury, the proportions of chickpea flour, water and oil for this frittata in this recipe create an incredibly creamy result that still sets up perfectly.
14. Chickpea Frittata With Purple Potatoes and Thai Basil
Frittatas are so wonderfully versatile – you can simply use whatever vegetables are in season in your local area. In this Chickpea Frittata With Purple Potatoes and Thai Basil by Courtney West is made from chickpea flour and is studded with purple potatoes and green onions and flavored with salt and pepper, garlic powder, nutritional yeast, and lemon. It is also topped with a unique Thai basil aioli that can be reused in a number of different ways. Yum!
15. Chickpea Flour Omelet With Turmeric Mushrooms
Breakfast just got a huge upgrade with this Chickpea Flour Omelet With Turmeric Mushrooms by Deniz Kilic. It may take you a few tries to cook the omelette just right, but it is SO worth it. It tastes egg-y and satisfying without any of the cholesterol and you can put countless toppings on this and just make it a huge omelette party. More people should have those. You should be the first to have one. Get ready to see the magic that is chickpea flour.
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