Chickpea flat bread

My Mom and sister are trying to be gluten free and dairy free for the next few weeks. This has made me quite interested in the different types of foods that do not include gluten. My sister brought my attention to bread made with chickpea flour. This bread is almost like a quiche, you could add in various types of vegetables to make it a substantial lunch. For this recipe, I only used onions and garlic, but I think it would be nice if you included, diced carrots and broccoli as well. I used roasted garlic, because I had this in my fridge, but you could also use regular garlic cloves. The only downside about this recipe, is letting the mixture sit for about 3-4 hours. However, this bread tastes good the next day as well, if you need to make it in advance. Best to heat up in an oven (using a broiler) or on the stove, so that you get the nice broiled taste. But the microwave can be used as well. This recipe would work really well as part of a brunch as well. Eat this bread topped with cilantro and salsa or an eggplant dip.


2 cups chickpea flour

3 cups chicken broth (could substitute with vegetable broth or water)

2 cloves roasted garlic

1/4 cup red onions, sliced

1/2 cup olive oil


1. Pan fry onions. Set aside

2. Whisk chickpea flour, broth and garlic together. (I used a stand mixer, and let it run for a few minutes)

3. Let mixture sit for about 3.5 hours

4. Pour 1/2 cup olive oil in the bottom of a 13 inch pan. Add chickpea mixture. Sprinkle onions on top and bake at 350 F for about 30 minutes (until mixture is set). Broil for about 3 minutes to get a nice golden brown colour.

5. Let the bread cool slightly before removing from the pan.

20130714_165351_resizedI should have broiled this a little longer, but was in a rush to leave for an appointment.


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