Chickpeas and beans can completely replace flour in many recipes.


Depending on the recipe, the result might be a little more dense, and less fluffy.  It might turn your chocolate cake into the texture of a flourless chocolate cake.  I don’t have a problem with that! Do you?


  • Beans are a complete food. They’ve got carbs, protein, and healthy fats, not to mention fiber.  While I wouldn’t say to avoid flour, if you’re looking for more protein and food where you can really get a few key things in one place, beans are a great replacement.
  • Gluten Free.  I don’t have a gluten intolerance, but like the other benefits.  I’m finding myself veering towards many gluten free recipes, because they are great, regardless of intolerance or not!

So far, I’ve been very happy with chickpeas flat out replacing flour in many recipes, including:

  • cookies
  • raw cookie dough
  • cupcakes
  • cake

I also love hummus…but that’s not a replacement theme, that’s what garbanzos are famous for!


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