Gluten-Free Chickpea Flour Cake
Gluten-Free Chickpea Flour Cake is an experiment I took an inspiration for from Camilla (Power Hungry). I really loved she used simple ingredients, which match super nicely to create nice texture and flavours.
I used a little bit more cinnamon in this Chickpea Flour Cake and I recommend you doing the same. It gives it a nice spicy flavour.
What is Chickpea Flour?
Chickpea flour, also known as gram or garbanzo bean flour, is simply ground raw chickpeas. Chickpeas are gluten-free and also rich in protein, fiber, and other vitamins and minerals. It’s a common ingredient in South Asia and Southern Europe, but has recently gained popularity worldwide as a gluten-free flour.
Where Can I use Chickpea Flour?
Chickpea flour is being used in various dishes. It can be used to make pancakes, crepes, baked goods, pizza dough, veggie burgers, even as a thickener for soups. You can also make chickpea flour omelet for breakfast. You can find couple of ideas and recipes where you can use the gram flour here.
You can also check my recipe “Blueberry muffins made with chickpea flour“
Health Benefits of cooking with Gram Flour
Wheat- and gluten-free diets are becoming more popular. As the gram flour is naturally gluten-free, more people are adding it into their diet.
The chickpea flour helps to:
- Stabilise blood sugar
- Maintain colon health and digestion
- Help with weight management and maintenance
- Lower gut inflammation and improve immune function
So I think gram flour is a great, healthy and gluten-free substitute to any other flour. Its versatile use can be utilised in many delicious recipes and I´m also planning to use it in more recipes. So stay tuned for more creations from my side 🙂
Now, go and check out the Chickpea Flour Cake below.