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Monday, October 17, 2016

How To Make Homemade Garbanzo Bean Flour

Have a recipe that calls for garbanzo bean flour but don't want to buy a whole bag of flour? Make your own garbanzo bean flour and save money! Making homemade flour from dried chickpeas is so easy. Keep reading for the recipe and for recipes that use garbanzo flour, like vegan scrambled eggs,

  I discovered a recipe the other day that I so wanted to make. It was a gluten-free, egg-free quiche. This recipe needed garbanzo bean flour so I quickly raced to my store to get some. My store did not carry any garbanzo bean flour and I did not want to drive the ten miles to the store that might have carried some. 

Then I decided to look online for garbanzo bean flour and I was shocked at the price of the small one-pound package of flour made from garbanzo beans. So I thought to myself, what is garbanzo bean flour made from? The answer may surprise you as this flour is simply finely grounded dried chickpeas. I then realized that my fancy high-speed blender might be able to grind up the dried chickpeas,

 So I bought a package of dried garbanzo beans (chickpeas) to see if I could make the flour at home with my high-speed blender. When I arrived home, I placed the dried garbanzo beans in my blender, and much to my surprise I was able to make my own garbanzo bean flour. I was so happy as I had fresh flour and I saved over $4.00! It was so easy to make and now, of course, I am going to discover what other homemade flours I can make with my high-speed blender. I was happy to discover this money-saving hack. I like DIY recipes and homemade is always a good thing.

Chickpea flour is loaded with protein

 Chickpeas are loaded with protein so it makes a wonderful gluten-free flour. In fact, one cup of garbanzo bean flour has 20 grams of protein. This allergy-friendly flour also has plenty of heart-healthy fiber with one cup providing 10 grams of fiber. This delicious plant-based flour is perfect for many recipes like egg-free quiche or grain-free crackers. You need to try this wheat-free flour in gluten-free bread recipes as it makes a healthy allergy-friendly loaf of bread. This dairy-free mom sure does appreciate that the healthy gluten-free flour is a great source of magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus.

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Garbanzo Bean Flour is 
~ Gluten-free
~ Full of Fiber
~ Packed with Protein
~ Allergy-Friendly
~ Wheat-Free
~ Can be used in many vegan recipes
~ Great Source of Nutrition
~ Vegan
~ Plant-Based
~ Made From Dried Chickpeas

This gluten-free flour makes delicious grain-free crackers
Get the recipe for Savory Everything Spice Rosemary Chickpea Crackers HERE

Save money and time running to the store

  All you need to make the garbanzo bean flour is a package of dried garbanzo beans (also called chickpeas) and a high-speed blender, like my Ninja. So save money and make this tasty grain-free flour at home. Next time you are at the store, buy a package of dried garbanzo beans. These delicious beans also go by the name of chickpeas. I always have several packages of garbanzo beans in my pantry as these beans are so easy to cook in the pressure cooker or slow cooker. The cooked garbanzo beans are perfect to use in homemade hummus. I like to substitute chickpeas for white beans in my Spicy Carrot Hummus or Easy Beet Hummus.

DIY Garbanzo Bean Flour

one pound of dried garbanzo beans (also known as chickpeas)
A high-speed blender

1. Add the dried garbanzo to a high-powered blender and turn it on at high speed. Blend until the garbanzo has been ground as finely as possible - note that there may still be some larger pieces in there depending on the blender you are using. 
2. Using a fine-mesh sieve, sift the flour into a bowl, and any larger pieces that did not fit through the sieve, return to the blender and process again to break them down further

3. You may need to repeat this step once or twice more to get all pieces finely ground.

4. Store in an airtight container, preferably in the freezer.

Garbanzo bean flour is made from dried garbanzo beans or chickpeas

If you discover large pieces just run them through the blender again.
My Ninja Blender was able to grind all the garbanzo beans to a fine flour in one minute so I did not need to do the next step.

If you don't have a high-speed blender, you can use a coffee grinder. Just grind the beans in smaller amounts.

Garbanzo beans make a great gluten-free flour and they are high in protein and fiber. Just look at the nutrition facts of ½ cup of garbanzo bean flour:
178 calories
3 grams of fat
10 grams protein
5 grams fiber
5 grams of sugar (no added sugar)
101 milligrams folate (50 percent DV)
0.75 milligrams of manganese (37 percent DV)
0.4 milligrams copper (21 percent DV)
76 milligrams magnesium (19 percent DV)
146 milligrams phosphorus (15 percent DV)
0.2 milligrams thiamine (15 percent DV)
2 milligrams iron (12 percent DV)
0.25 milligrams of vitamin B6 (12 percent DV)
778 milligrams potassium (11 percent DV)
3 milligrams zinc (9 percent DV)
7 milligrams selenium (6 percent DV)

Check out these plant-based recipes that feature garbanzo beans

 So now you have another use for those dried garbanzo beans that are in your pantry. Beans are healthy and delicious and can be a main staple in a plant-based diet. So make sure to always have plenty of chickpeas on hand so you can make your favorite vegan recipes. Grab 4 pounds of chickpeas on Amazon for a low price.


Jamie said...

I just heard about this on Rachael Ray yesterday, what a crack-up! What a great product for people with allergies, etc. Definitely want to try out for my son to sneak in some nutrients! :)

AiringMyLaundry said...

Neat! I need to try this!

Unknown said...

Great! I've never thought about this before and it's a really good idea!

Agnes Dela Cruz said...

I will try this one out, I have a bag of dried garbanzo beans in the cabinet. Very useful.

Razzledazzlestyles said...

Good one. I will look for dried garbanzo beans in the store. :) xo

Chei said...

great! i Have to try this.

Unknown said...

This is sounds interesting for me. I am going to try this

Brandi said...

That is pretty interesting. I'd have to try this with the kids as an experiment. (Posting for Jay Simms)

Liz Mays said...

This is totally perfect! I need to get my food processor out and give it a whirl!

The Mid Life Guru said...

I wondered about this. Thanks for sharing. Since my husband became allergic to wheat, I am always looking for alternatives to regular flour. I prefer making these flours myself so this is perfect.

Anosa said...

What a lovely idea to make your own bean flour, atleast with this you know exactly whats in it

Azlin Bloor said...

Handy little tip for folks who can't get chickpea flour easily! It's definitely a useful flour.

amer said...

Wow! That looks so simple to make. Hmm I'm wondering what the taste going to be like as an alternative.

Krystel | Frugal Living said...

You know what I think my Ninja might be able to do this and it looks so simple! Will try

Life Diet Health said...

Your post on Vegan Potluck Party intrigued me so I thought I'd come over and take a look! My recipe over there this week uses chickpea flour! Fortunately in the UK we can pick gram flour up really cheaply in the specialist Asian food-stores-I wish the dried chickpeas were as cheap! I often make my own flours (& milks) but I'd never even considered this... I think I'll go and experiment! Thanks for sharing! :)

Ashley @ Hello nature said...

I have never heard of this! It sounds like such a fun thing to make though. Pretty simple, too!

Ann B said...

I am always looking for new things to try making. I will have to grab the supplies I need to make this in the weekend.

Unknown said...

So cool! never thought of making my own flower before!

Anonymous said...

I just did this with a bag. It took an hour of blending and reblending to make flour. It's not worth the time in my opinion. Now to clarify, I made flour. I sifted it to make it the same size as regular white flour. The pictures here clearly show it is not as fine as I made mine. The pictures appear to show a size between flour and grits. I did that in under 10 minutes, maybe 5. I guess it depends on what you plan on using it for.

Mom Knows Best said...

Sorry to hear that it took so long to make. I use my flour for the crackers and also for my vegan scrambled eggs.The texture works for that. I did not need mine a fine blend.

Mom Knows Best said...

Here is the recipe for the vegan scrambled eggs https://www.momknowsbest.net/2020/04/how-to-make-vegan-scrambled-eggs-with.html

Beth said...

I love the idea of making my own garbanzo bean flour. I feel like this is such a super healthy way to make some of my favorite recipes better for me.

AiringMyLaundry said...

I saw I commented on this in 2016, ha. I'll comment again though as I still haven't tried this, but I should! I'm curious!

Richelle Milar said...

Wow! This look so amazing I would really love to try this out! Thanks for sharing this tutorial

Rose Ann Sales said...

I’ve never tried this, but now I am going to try this out for sure!

Kathy said...

I've never had this before. I will definitely be giving it a try though. I'm interested to try it out.

Sarah said...

Wow! This is awesome! I love learning new ways to save money and great recipes! I will have to try this. Thank you for sharing!!

Christy G said...

I would have never thought to grind dried garbanzo beans in order to make flour. Great job for figuring out that you can make your own flour for a fraction of the cost too.

Gust si Aroma said...

wow! It's so easy!I will definitely try to make this flour at home in the near future!

Beth said...

Garbanzo bean flour is hard to find and pretty expensive around here. I'm happy to have this easy, low cost option!

Michael said...

Great color on the end food product! Can't believe that it came from nuts, really great job!

Marysa said...

I have heard of chickpea flour, but I've never actually had it. It would be interesting to make it and try it.

Claudia said...

This is very interesting. I've heard of a lot of wheat flour alternatives, but I never heard of garbanzo bean flour before.

Anita Fonte said...

I would make this into pancakes as garbanzo beans are so good and lots of fiber.

Karen said...

Garbanzo beans are so full of nutrients! And I have a Vitamix so I'll have to try making this flour.

Kathy said...

I've never tried making this before. I may just need to make it. Sounds like it would be really good for you.

Lavanda Michelle said...

Your journey from searching the stores to discovering the simplicity of creating it at home with a high-speed blender is inspiring!

Gust si Aroma said...

Making garbanzo bean flour at home with a high-speed blender seems like such a simple and rewarding process. The fact that it's loaded with protein and fiber makes it an excellent addition to various recipes.

Beautiful Touches said...

Being able to make our own flours seems like a great way to get better variety in our diets! Thank you for the instructions on how to make flour out of garbanzo beans. I bet it would be a great way to start making high-protein home-made pastas too!

Anonymous said...

I have never tried making this flour before. I'd like to give it a try. Thanks for the recipe! -LYNNDEE

Gervin said...

Wow! I didn’t know you can try this method to make flour! Thanks for sharing this

Lady In Read said...

didn't realize and well, guess didn;t think about it actually.. i will attempt it for sure since we do use chickpea flour for many things

Anonymous said...

I love garbanzo beans so I would probably love things made with this flour. I so love this and love that you make it right at home too!

Monidipa said...

Your Homemade Garbanzo Bean Flour recipe is fantastic! Clear instructions made the process easy. Including variations or tips would enhance it further. Personal experience and creative twists could make it stand out. Keep up the great work!

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