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chickpea flatbread (socca)

Chickpea flatbread is so versatile, you can make the mix up ahead of time, pop it in the fridge and make a quick after school snack for the kids in no time.  Three simple, easy to find ingredients make this bread super affordable, easy to make, quick and delicious.

For a lovely sweet take on this bread – check our the Banana Pancake Recipe.  No added sugar, this is a gluten free, grain free, nut free, dairy free, egg free treat every body loves!

Chickpea Flatbread

  By Tania Hubbard  , , , , , , ,

September 8, 2013

Ingredients

Chickpea Batter

1 cup besan (toasted chickpea flour) (sifted to remove any lumps)

3/4 cups water

2 tablespoons olive oil (this helps to bind the bread)

Directions

1sift flour into a bowl

2combine with water and whisk well making sure all lumps are gone and you have a glossy mixture

3add olive oil and combine

4this is a good time to add spices like pepper, coriander, garlic (fresh)

5let mix sit aside for 30 minutes for a thicker batter and a lighter flatbread (you can use straight away though if you are super hungry)

6heat pan to medium/high (if you use a stainless steel pan) let it heat really well before adding oil

7lightly oil with a good quality oil - olive oil will eventually stick to your non stick pan - you are best to use avocado oil or coconut oil in small quantities

8ladle in batter (about 1/4 cup is a good serve per person)

9cook just like a pancake (except with all the gluten bubbles) - once the top is no longer runny when you gently lift the side you can flip, leave for another minute and serve

10serve straight away and enjoy

Some extra bits for you to read

This flatbread can be served straight from the pan and stacked up with lots of vegetables, served with yoghurt and fruit for breakfast or just dipped in some lovely lashings of olive oil and enjoyed with a glass of red wine.

The bread is always better if you leave the batter to sit for a while.  Besan and water start to ferment pretty much straight away and the longer you can leave the mix the lighter the bread.

This mix can be kept, covered in an airtight container for three days in the fridge.  If you don't like the bubbly stuff at the top of the mixture - remove it.  I simply stir it in for a really lovely fluffy easy to digest bread.

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7 Comments

  1. […] REMEMBER to make your chickpea batter first […]

  2. Kerry October 11, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Hi Tanya, Looks great, would this work using buckwheat or kamut flour or even flaxmeal. Thanks

    • Tania Hubbard October 11, 2013 at 7:27 am

      Hi there Kerry …. Kamut is the registered trade mark name for Khorasan wheat which contains gluten and lectins I am intolerant to. I live a glutun-free and grain-free life. I have never tried the recipe with buckwheat or flax. I will put it on the to do list. xx tania

  3. Kerry October 12, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Thanks Tanya, I didn’t know that about kamut, just had a little on hand. Havn’t got besan yet but will do:-)

  4. Kerry May 12, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Hi Tania
    I’m fructose intolerant, therefore intolerant of beans/peas/lentils. A good sub for besan would be good if you can assist, in any of your recipes. thanks so much

    • Tania Hubbard June 16, 2014 at 9:24 am

      Hi there Kerry, sorry besan is the flour of choice for the chickpea flatbread. I do use coconut flour for pancakes and flatbread but it requires a bit of a different cooking technique. Sorry I cannot help you with an alternative specifically for this recipe Kerry. xx tania

  5. Jacqueline March 18, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Absolutely wonderful,
    My first attempt was absolutely wonderful. Thank you 🙂

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