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How to Make Chickpea Flour

3.57 from 30 votes
Easily learn how to make Chickpea Flour. Whether you eat gluten free or not, chickpea flour adds great texture and flavor to your baking recipes.
Chickpea flour adds flavor and texture not only to Indian breads but to everyday recipes like savory crepes, cupcakes and cookies. Find how to make Chickpea Flour here.

Hi Bold Bakers!

Welcome to the third installment of my Bold Baking Boot Camp. This week we are making our own Gluten Free Flours including Almond Flour, Oat Flour and how to make Chickpea FlourLast week, I shared a Sugar Substitutes Chart and the week before I shared my Weight Conversion Chart

You don’t have to eat gluten free to use nut and oat flours in baking. They are a very common ingredient in today’s world. They give great texture and flavor to your cakes, cookies and recipes in general. I’m going to show you how to make 3 of the most popular gluten free flours with ease and tell you how you can substitute them.

It’s great to know how to make your own ingredients just like this flour. Whether certain ingredients are available in your county or you find you are just plain out of an ingredient, remember you can actually make a lot of them yourself. In my Bold Baking Basics series you can find out how to make many ingredients like cake flourbrown sugarself raising flour and much much more. I hope you check it out and find it really helpful in your day to day baking.

Important Note: All of the flours I’m going to show you can replace regular white flour in recipes like cakes, cookies, crepes, cupcakes etc. However because of their different texture and density you generally don’t substitute a gluten free flour for the same amount of a nut flour, 1:1. Gluten free flours aren’t generally as fine as regular white flours so they will absorb liquids differently and that’s why you will use less flour to counter that.

How to Substitute Chickpea Flour:

You can substitute 1 cup of regular white flour for 3/4 cup Chickpea flour.

Chickpea flour adds flavor and texture not only to Indian breads but to everyday recipes like savory crepes, cupcakes and cookies. Find how to make Chickpea Flour here.

Make more Gluten Free Flours including Oat Flour and Almond Flour.

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How to Make Chickpea Flour

3.57 from 30 votes
Easily learn how to make Chickpea Flour. Whether you eat gluten free or not, chickpea flour adds great texture and flavor to your baking recipes.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Easily learn how to make Chickpea Flour. Whether you eat gluten free or not, chickpea flour adds great texture and flavor to your baking recipes.
Author: Gemma Stafford

Ingredients

  • Chickpeas , raw and dried

Instructions

  • Using a high powered blender blend the chickpeas (garbanzo beans) for roughly 2 minutes until fine and the consistency of flour.
  • Sieve the chickpea flour to remove any lumps.
  • Store in a labeled airtight container for 8 weeks or even in the fridge.

 

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Larry Andre
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Larry Andre
1 month ago

Eating raw beans may kill you, as raw beans “contain a compound called lectin. Lectins are glycoproteins that are present in a wide variety of commonly-consumed plant foods. Some are not harmful, but the lectins found in undercooked and raw beans are toxic.” From the CDC.

Shahin Baig
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Shahin Baig
2 months ago

Dear Gemma,
I have heard that grams and beans are sprayed with boric powder (for store shelf life) ; hence we need to wash them thoroughly before soaking for cooking.
So how can we grind them directly.
Wouldn’t it mean we are eating that along with the chickpeas too?

Please shed some light on this matter and if possible, a solution as well.

Thanks and regards,
Shahin.

Laddy Monahan
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Laddy Monahan
6 months ago

HI Gemma! 2 of my 3 teenagers have to eat chickpeas or chickpea flour in something a few times a week for a food allergy program they are doing (to be desensitsed to peanuts and other things). So as part of the process they have to eat foods that share common proteins with their offending allergen. So, I was so excited to find your website! Can you tell me some good recipes to use chickpea flour in? Most that I find are for people that love chickpeas and or eating a very vegetarian diet. However my kids don’t like them… Read more »

Hank
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Hank
9 months ago

Are the dried garbanzo beans bought in the grocery store already cooked? Or would I need to cook them and then dehydrate ten before grinding to a powder?

TYVM

Nina Alvos
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Nina Alvos
10 months ago

Hi Gemma,

I am from Vanuatu, a little island nation in the Pacific Ocean. Vanuatu is East of Australia. Your recipes are really great. I really love your gluten free flour recipes; oat flour and almond flour. Tapioca flour is plentiful here but there is limited knowledge of how to use it in baking. We have other root crops in abundance such as taro and kumala( sweet potato) which I believe will make very good flour. We also have other local nutsand peas which will make good flour and milk.Here almonds are only sold in the super markets.

Tahmim
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Tahmim
1 year ago

In my country, Bangladesh (Indian subcontinent) we used to eat raw (just soaked) chickpeas salad.
No problem shown at all.
Though chickpea is legume and its a member of bean family but its not toxic at all.
And not-boiled chickpea powder is also safe to eat.

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Barbara St Jean
1 year ago

Thank you for your informative techniques and recipes. Chickpea flour 3/4 cup = 1 cup white flour, does this same substitutions apply for almond and oat flour?

Mick Beaver
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Mick Beaver
1 year ago

Hi Gemma, thanks for the really great video! Quick question about the chickpeas: Do you do anything to clean the beans before you blend? I’m so used to rinsing beans before cooking them that I wasn’t sure.

Victoria
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Victoria
1 year ago

I have always heard that any raw legume is toxic and can be dangerous. When I google it, I get answers on both sides of the fence so I’m unsure what the “official” answer is. I would be hesitant to use raw chickpea flour until I knew it was okay…

Michelle Davies
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Michelle Davies
1 year ago

Thank you so much, I have a Thermomix and the grinding took seconds. Made perfect onion Bhajis ????

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