Easy & Healthy Chickpea Flour & Soda Bread
Updated: Oct 5
You are going to looooooove this chickpea flour & soda bread, it's so easy and quick to make! It's tender, light and fluffy; grain-free, vegan, gluten-free, and so delicious! Ready in less than 20 minutes.
You can add any topping you want: poppy seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, dried onion bits and coarse salt – and make in all different kind of shapes. If you have a donut mould, it would work perfectly as well.
Read more about the benefits of chickpea flour below the recipe)
I have made this recipe to yield six -seven breads, but you can double or triple it !
Chickpea flour, 120 g
Baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon
Non-dairy milk, , 150ml (I used unsweetened almond milk)
Vinegar, 1/2 tablespoon (white or cider vinegar)
Flaxseeds, 2 tablespoons
Salt, 1/2 teaspoon
Olive oil, 1 tablespoon
Optional: Honey, 1 tablespoon (or any other sweetener)
Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease 6 cups of a standard muffin moulds.
In a small bowl or cup, stir together milk and vinegar. Set aside for about 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together the chickpea flour, flaxseed meal, baking soda and salt.
Add the milk mixture, olive oil, and honey (if using any); stir until blended. POur the batter in the muffin tins, sprinkle with topping of your choice.
Bake for about 15 minutes until puffed, golden brown. You can insert a toothpick in the centre, and if it comes out clean, bread is cooked!
Cool completely before eating.
You can store the bread in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 days, in the refrigerator for 1 week or freezer for 3 months.
The health benefits of Chickpea Flour
- Great source of fibre, protein, potassium, magnesium, and zinc. - Strong in the B vitamins that contribute to our energy levels
- Helps improve heart health
- Stabilises blood sugarLowers the risk of diabetes
- Can help with weight lossLowers inflammation
- Strengthens the immune system
- Helps with digestion (good for those who suffer from constipation)