We’re all going through a strange and tough time and pantry staples are more important than ever. If you’ve got a can of chickpeas on hand, just know there are many different recipes to use them in! Chickpeas are wonderful to stock up on because they are can be fairly cheap to buy canned, or you can get them dry and make a batch of your own. The best part? All of these chickpea recipes are also easy to make from pantry staples! Of course, there are lots of ways you can use chickpeas: you can roast them, process them into hummus, or even sneak them into baked goods! If you want even more chickpea recipes, check out our Chickpea Archives!

If you have dry chickpeas, you can use a high speed blender and grind it into a flour. If you don’t have that on hand, you can use store-bought chickpea flour (also called garbanzo bean flour). The chickpea recipes below are focused mainly on chickpeas themselves, but you can use chickpea flour in many breakfast recipes. If you need more recipes using chickpea flour, check out our Chickpea Flour Archives!

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This week, we’re bringing you ideas on how to use a can of chickpeas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, and snacks that are fully vegan and plant-based!

Breakfast: 

Chickpea Pancakes

Source: Savory Chickpea Pancakes

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It’s easier to incorporate chickpeas into your breakfast if you have chickpea flour on hand. If you have dry chickpeas, you can toss them in your blender and grind them into a flour. (Make sure you’re using a high speed blender.) Incorporating chickpea flour into your breakfast makes it a high protein meal and can be served either sweet or savory. If you don’t have chickpea flour on hand, use your canned chickpeas to make a chickpea scramble!

Lunch: 

Vegan Tuna Sandwich Chickpea

Source: Chickpea Tuna Salad

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Incorporating chickpeas into your lunch can be so simple! The best part about these recipes is that you can use whatever chickpeas you have on hand, canned or cooked. There are a variety of lunches you can make including ‘tuna’ salad sandwiches, soups, and burgers. And if you have a way you enjoy flavoring your chickpeas, go for it! Add it to sliced bread, or on top of a salad.

Dinner: Vegan Chickpea Quinoa Meatball Subs

Source: Chickpea Quinoa Meatball Subs

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Chickpeas work so well in dinner dishes! You can add sauce to them and serve them over rice, you can add them to curry, and even mash them into falafel or meatballs! Here are five chickpea recipes to inspire you to use your can of chickpeas for dinner!

Dessert: 

Vegan Pumpkin Chickpea Blondies

Source: Pumpkin Chickpea Blondies

So, chickpeas in desserts sounds odd, but there’s a lot of ways you can use chickpeas in sweet treats! They taste good in cookie doughs, brownies, and cookies. Once you add all the ingredients, you can’t even taste them. Not only that, there are so many other chickpea recipes besides these five that

Snacks:

Vegan Peanut Chickpeas

Source: Peanut Chickpeas

Snacking on chickpeas is a great way to get in some plant based protein. Plus, with these chickpea recipes, they’re so easy to roast up and crunch on! The good news is that there are a variety of flavor combinations you can use to flavor your chickpeas. You can also make them into crackers, into a delicious spread or fondue, too! The options are endless!

If you’re looking for even more chickpea recipes, check out our Chickpea Archives! If you’ve got excess chickpea flour, we also have a Chickpea Flour Archive, too!

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