Chickpea flour is finely milled and 100% stone ground from dried chickpeas. Also known as garbanzo flour (or garbanzo bean flour), this gluten-free baking product can be used as a substitute for wheat flour. Chickpea flour is ideal for making falafel, pancakes, fritters and more. It’s also packed with fiber, protein and iron.
What Does Chickpea Flour Taste Like?
Chickpea flour has a creamy and mild nutty taste. It lends a slightly sweet, mellow flavor to baked goods and works particularly well with dominant flavors such as chocolate and pumpkin.
How to Use Chickpea Flour
Baking: Substitute chickpea flour for up to 1/4 of the flour in your baking. It can be substituted for wheat flour or gluten-free flours to increase the protein and fiber content of your baked goods.
Egg substitute: For vegans and those with egg allergies, garbanzo bean flour can be used as an egg substitute in baking. Simply whisk 1/4 cup of chickpea flour with a 1/4 cup of water to use as a substitute for 1 egg.
Thickener: A lesser known way of using garbanzo bean flour is as a thickener for soups, sauces, and gravies. It has a mild flavor so it won’t overwhelm your dishes. Use it once your recipe is almost finished cooking.
All kinds of recipes: Chickpea flour has a wide range of versatile uses. It is perfect for making delicious falafel balls, a quick hummus, or Indian foods such as papadums and pakoras.
Chickpea Flour Recipes
There are many different ways to enjoy chickpea flour in cooking and baking. Here are a few of our favorites:
Chickpea Flour Nutrition
A one-ounce serving of chickpea flour contains:
- 102 calories
- 5 grams of dietary fiber
- 5 grams of protein
- 10 percent of the daily value (DV) for iron
- B-complex vitamins and other minerals
Chickpea flour can be stored in a cool, dry place for up to one year. It should be kept away from heat and direct sunlight. It may also be stored in the fridge if you prefer.
How many cups of chickpea flour are in a 1 lb. bag?
There are approximately 3 3/4 cups per pound.
Ratings & Reviews
I make pancakes with this flour. I also combine it in recipes with gluten free flour or baking mix. Good flavor.Joan, Topsfield, MA
Awesome productJESSICA, Staten Island, NY
Haven’t tried it yet but I have recipes!Joan, Calabash, NC
Great for making pakoras (veggies battered and deep fried in ghee)Luis, Kearny, NJ
Chickpeas Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and milk products.
Serving size 28g (~1 oz.)
|Amount per serving|
|Calories from Fat||18|
Store in a cool dry place for up to 1 year. It is ok to refrigerate.
Country of origin: Turkey