Easy Chickpea Flour Bread (vegan & gluten-free)

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This easy vegan and gluten-free chickpea flour bread is crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside! All you need is 5-ingredients, no oil. nuts or yeast and no kneading! What more could you ask for?

Easy Vegan and Gluten-free Chickpea Flour Bread

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Why you need this gram flour bread:

  • You only need 5 ingredients
  • You don’t need a science degree like for most other bread recipes (a.k.a. you don’t need any yeast or fermentation)
  • There’s no need to knead (see what I did there?)
  • It’s just incredibly delicious, hence why I almost always have a loaf in my fridge!

What is Chickpea Flour and where can I find it?

Chickpea flour – also known as ‘Gram flour’, ‘Garbanzo flour’ or ‘besan’ – is made from dried chickpeas, ground into a fine powder that resembles flour.

It has a nutty, earthy flavour and is most commonly used in savoury dishes like bhajis, crepes, chickpea scramble and of course: BREAD!

It can be found in some grocery stores, health food stores or online (just look for one of the names mentioned above). You could also make it yourself!

If you ever do come across gram flour I recommend purchasing some, as it’s very affordable and there are so many delicious gram flour recipes waiting for you!

How to make this easy chickpea flour bread recipe

Now that you have got your chickpea flour, you only need another 4 ingredients. These are:

  • a can of chickpeas
  • water
  • baking powder
  • apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
Ingredients for Gram Flour Bread

Step 1: Blend your chickpeas along with the brine from the can (aquafaba).

Step 2: Add the water and vinegar and mix well until combined.

Step 3: Sift in the gram flour and baking powder, to get rid of any clumps of flour. Mix well until combined.

Step 4: Pour into a greased loaf tin (2lb / 25.5×13.5cm).

Step 5: Bake for 50 – 55 minutes at 180º C (350º F) until the top is golden brown. Leave to cool in the tin for at least 10 minutes.

Step 6: Move to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely before slicing.

How to make Chickpea Flour Bread

Top Tips, Storage Advice and FAQs

Upgrade your chickpea flour bread by adding herbs, spices or seeds.

Allow the bread to completely cool before slicing, as it can be quite fragile!

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. You can freeze this bread for up to three months. I would recommend slicing it first and then freezing. Let the bread thaw in the fridge before serving or toast from frozen.

Vegan Tuna Mayo Sandwich on Chickpea Flour Bread

I personally prefer the bread toasted, but it is still delicious as is. It reminds me a bit of cornbread! Serve as a PB & J sandwich, avocado toast, vegan cheese toastie or add some jackfruit tuna mayo! The possibilities are endless!

Q: Is the mixture supposed to be runny before pouring into the loaf tin?

A: Yes! I also thought it was odd at first, but just go with it! You will be pleasantly surprised!

Let me know if you make this easy vegan and gluten-free bread and tell me if you loved it as much as I did! Don’t forget to leave a comment down below and give a rating! You can also find me on Instagram (@kitseats) and share your recreation with me!

Easy Vegan and Gluten-free Gram Flour Bread. 5-ingredients, oil-free, nut-free, sugar-free, yeast-free and knead-free!

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Easy Vegan and Gluten-free Chickpea Flour Bread

Easy Chickpea Flour Bread

Kits Eats
This easy chickpea flour bread recipe is vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, nut-free, sugar-free and yeast-free! There is also no kneading required, just 5 pantry ingredients!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
cooling time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Bread, Breakfast, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine Gluten-free and Vegan
Servings 12 slices
Calories 95 kcal

Equipment

  • blender
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Sieve
  • 2lb Loaf Tin

Ingredients
  

  • 1 400g can Chickpeas with aquafaba
  • 1 + 1/4 cup Water 295ml
  • 2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar or Lemon Juice
  • 2 cups Chickpea Flour 240g
  • 4 tsp Baking Powder

Instructions
 

  • Blend the contents of your can of chickpeas until smooth, then pour into a mixing bowl.
  • Add the water and vinegar and mix well with a wooden spoon or whisk.
  • Sift in the flour and baking powder and mix well until combined. Add in any salt, herbs or seeds if you like.
  • Pour into a greased 2lb loaf tin (23.5cm x 12cm) and bake for 50-55 minutes in a pre-heated oven @180° C (350° F) until golden brown on top.
  • Leave to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then carefully remove and leave to cool on a wire cooling rack. Once cooled, slice with a sharp knife.

Notes

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. You can freeze this bread for up to three months. I would recommend slicing it first and then freezing. Let the bread thaw in the fridge before serving or toast from frozen.
This recipe is based on Camilla’s (from Power Hungry) Triple Chickpea Sandwich Bread recipe. While I made some changes, all the credit for this magic bread recipe goes to her.
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