Chickpea Flour

Chickpea Flour

SKU Unit Size
21741 400 g
21742 2 kg
21743 5 kg
21744 10 kg
21745 22.7 kg
  • Description

    You probably already love hummus, but—breaking news!—that's not the only thing the humble chickpea (garbanzo bean) can do. When ground into a flour, a whole new world of chickpea possibility opens up.

    It is more than just a flour. As a vegetable, chickpeas are nutritious. They have a high protein and fibre content and are known to help lower cholesterol. Chickpea flour is one of the most nutrient-packed gluten-free flours available. Half a cup of chickpea flour contains an impressive 11 grams of protein, 5 grams of fibre, and nutrients like folate, iron, magnesium, and zinc.

    One of the constant struggles of gluten-free baking is texture. Without gluten, things don't bind together well and cause issues with the finally gluten-free product. Chickpea flour is a naturally dense flour, and because of that denseness, and its innate binding tendencies, it lends baked goods a sturdy yet tender texture when mixed with other gluten-free flours. We love to add it to our gluten-free flour blends!

    You can substitute chickpea flour at a 1:1 ratio for heavy flours like rye or buckwheat, for an extra hit of protein, for some subtle flavour, or to bind things together.

  • Directions

    Socca is a traditional dish from Nice in France, and as with many traditional dishes, there are a dozen different ways you can make it. You will most often find socca cooked street-side on fiery grills, where the resulting flatbread is coarsely chopped and served in a cone with a sprinkling of salt and pepper. Everyone has their own technique for cooking the chickpea batter, but the ingredients are almost always the same: chickpea flour, water, and olive oil.

    Here’s everything you need to know about making socca:

    - The basic batter is equal parts chickpea flour and water, with a few tablespoons of olive oil.
    - Let the batter rest for 30 minutes before cooking — this makes the interior creamy when cooked.
    - Preheat the oven to 450°F and then heat a cast iron pan under the broiler for 5 minutes before cooking.
    - Broil the socca for about 7 minutes.
    - Socca success will look like crispy edges with a slightly blistered surface; the interior will be moist and creamy.

  • Uses

    - Substitute up to 25% chickpea flour in recipes for a nutritional boost, especially when baking with low protein gluten-free flours such as white rice flour or tapioca flour. When mixed with an equal proportion of water, it can be used as an egg replacer in vegan cooking.
    - Many popular Indian dishes are made with chickpea flour, such as mirchi bajji and mirapakaya bajji telugu.
    - The flour is also used as a batter to coat various vegetables and meats before frying, such as with panelle, a chickpea fritter from Sicily.
    - Whisk Chickpea Flour with salt, chili powder, and club soda for a tempura-like batter that fries up golden. Spice level is your call, but fried fish is mandatory.
    - Add to veggie burger mix to boost the protein and help the patties hold their shape. No one likes a veggie burger that disintegrates on contact. Keep it together.
    - Stir with your favorite nut milk and baking powder for savory crepes, socca, and pancakes, which will turn out something like a buckwheat or rye pancake, making you feel all healthy-ish when you're having pancakes for dinner.

  • Storage

    When stored in a cool (preferably less than 60˚F) and dry location (less than 65% humidity), shelf life is approximately 6 months.

  • Nutrition

    Nutrition Facts Per 1/4 cup (30 g) Amount % Daily Value
    Calories 120 -
    Fat 2 g 3%
    Saturated 0.2 g 1%
    +Trans 0 g %
    Cholesterol 0 mg -
    Sodium 20 mg 1%
    Carbohydrate 17 g %
    Fibre 3 g 12%
    Sugars 3 g -
    Protein 7 g -
    Vitamin A - %
    Vitamin C - %
    Calcium - 1%
    Iron - 8%
SKU Unit Size
21741 400 g
21742 2 kg
21743 5 kg
21744 10 kg
21745 22.7 kg
  • Description

  • Directions

  • Uses

  • Nutrition

  • Storage

  • You probably already love hummus, but—breaking news!—that's not the only thing the humble chickpea (garbanzo bean) can do. When ground into a flour, a whole new world of chickpea possibility opens up.

    It is more than just a flour. As a vegetable, chickpeas are nutritious. They have a high protein and fibre content and are known to help lower cholesterol. Chickpea flour is one of the most nutrient-packed gluten-free flours available. Half a cup of chickpea flour contains an impressive 11 grams of protein, 5 grams of fibre, and nutrients like folate, iron, magnesium, and zinc.

    One of the constant struggles of gluten-free baking is texture. Without gluten, things don't bind together well and cause issues with the finally gluten-free product. Chickpea flour is a naturally dense flour, and because of that denseness, and its innate binding tendencies, it lends baked goods a sturdy yet tender texture when mixed with other gluten-free flours. We love to add it to our gluten-free flour blends!

    You can substitute chickpea flour at a 1:1 ratio for heavy flours like rye or buckwheat, for an extra hit of protein, for some subtle flavour, or to bind things together.

  • Socca is a traditional dish from Nice in France, and as with many traditional dishes, there are a dozen different ways you can make it. You will most often find socca cooked street-side on fiery grills, where the resulting flatbread is coarsely chopped and served in a cone with a sprinkling of salt and pepper. Everyone has their own technique for cooking the chickpea batter, but the ingredients are almost always the same: chickpea flour, water, and olive oil.

    Here’s everything you need to know about making socca:

    - The basic batter is equal parts chickpea flour and water, with a few tablespoons of olive oil.
    - Let the batter rest for 30 minutes before cooking — this makes the interior creamy when cooked.
    - Preheat the oven to 450°F and then heat a cast iron pan under the broiler for 5 minutes before cooking.
    - Broil the socca for about 7 minutes.
    - Socca success will look like crispy edges with a slightly blistered surface; the interior will be moist and creamy.

  • - Substitute up to 25% chickpea flour in recipes for a nutritional boost, especially when baking with low protein gluten-free flours such as white rice flour or tapioca flour. When mixed with an equal proportion of water, it can be used as an egg replacer in vegan cooking.
    - Many popular Indian dishes are made with chickpea flour, such as mirchi bajji and mirapakaya bajji telugu.
    - The flour is also used as a batter to coat various vegetables and meats before frying, such as with panelle, a chickpea fritter from Sicily.
    - Whisk Chickpea Flour with salt, chili powder, and club soda for a tempura-like batter that fries up golden. Spice level is your call, but fried fish is mandatory.
    - Add to veggie burger mix to boost the protein and help the patties hold their shape. No one likes a veggie burger that disintegrates on contact. Keep it together.
    - Stir with your favorite nut milk and baking powder for savory crepes, socca, and pancakes, which will turn out something like a buckwheat or rye pancake, making you feel all healthy-ish when you're having pancakes for dinner.

  • Nutrition Facts Per 1/4 cup (30 g) Amount % Daily Value
    Calories 120 -
    Fat 2 g 3%
    Saturated 0.2 g 1%
    +Trans 0 g %
    Cholesterol 0 mg -
    Sodium 20 mg 1%
    Carbohydrate 17 g %
    Fibre 3 g 12%
    Sugars 3 g -
    Protein 7 g -
    Vitamin A - %
    Vitamin C - %
    Calcium - 1%
    Iron - 8%
  • When stored in a cool (preferably less than 60˚F) and dry location (less than 65% humidity), shelf life is approximately 6 months.