Chickpea bread, you ask? Sort of. This is super easy, and the “flour” is only chickpea or garbanzo bean flour mixed with water! Chickpea flour is made from 100% chickpeas that are dried and ground.
Simple, grain free, and gluten free.
I got this recipe idea from Food and Nutrition Magazine (which is a magazine mailed to most Registered Dietitians).
Olive and Walnut Chickpea Bread
- 1 3/4 cup chickpea or garbanzon bean flour
- 2 cups warm/hot water
- pinch of salt, pepper, garlic powder
- 1/2 cup pitted canned green olives (I recommend “Early California” brand), sliced
- 1/4 cup pitted black olives, sliced
- 1 oz (about a handful) walnuts, chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh chives, chopped
- Preheat your oven to 400 F. Find a round pan that you might use to make a quiche or a pie. Put in the oven as the oven preheats.
- Heat your water while you measure out your chickpea flour. Add your seasonings to the flour.
- Wisk the water into the flour until the clumps disappear. Wait about 10 minutes to let the flour mixture thicken slightly.
- Add 1 Tbsp olive oil to your pie pan/quiche pan and put back in the oven for one minute to heat up the oil.
- Take the pan out of the oven and carefully pour your chickpea mixture into the pan. Sprinkle in your olives, half of the chives, and the walnuts. Bake 20-22 minutes.
- Top with remaining chives when you take out of the oven. Serve warm or toast before eating.
Nutrition Facts (per serving):
|136 calories||13 g carbohydrate (3 g fiber)||7 g fat||5 g protein|
Cut a slice and serve with a salad entree, or would go well as an appetizer. You could even grate a little parmesan or romano cheese on top!