Never add this ingredient to your shopping list again. It’s simply too easy to make! All you need is a bag of dried chickpeas to create a healthy alternatives for flour.
Why chickpea flour?
Chickpea flour is a necessary ingredient in a plant based kitchen. It has so many different purposes and uses in cooking, but above all of it has incredible nutritional benefits. It’s a great source of protein, calorically dense, and can be used as a replacement for flour in so many recipes.
Why make it yourself?
I got around to making this myself because I needed it was the only ingredient I needed for a recipe. And with chickpea flour being rather expensive, I decided to give it a go at home. It was really a desperate time, but it worked exactly the same as store brought chickpea flour.
And when you compare the nutritional value of store brought chickpea flour and what’s in the stuff you grind up at home, you’ll find they are oddly different. The stuff at the store also has additives and preservatives that homemade chickpea flour does not.
Should I use a food processor or blender?
A food processor is ideal for making chickpea flour at home because it grinds the chickpeas very fine in just about one minute.
I used a blender for this recipe because at the time I didn’t own a food processor! But let me tell you, it worked perfectly fine. Just pause the blending a few times to scrape the sides to ensure that everything is grinded evenly. If I can do it, you can too.
How To Make Chickpea Flour
- 1 cup dried chickpeas
- 1 food processor or blender
- 1 paper towel
- 1 sifter
- 1 air tight container
- Rinse dried chickpeas. dry well with a paper towel.
- Dry well with a paper towel.
- Throw chickpeas in food processor or blender and mix until the mixture turns into a fine powder.
- Sift the powder to remove any pieces of chickpea that did not get finely chopped.
- Store in an air tight container for cooking.
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