Sunday, June 10, 2012


When was the last time you took a whiff of flour and said WOW this smells great? You will if you roast your own chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) and grind it into flour. Roasting the beans gives a rich nutty flavor to the flour and it's gluten free.

Start with some dry garbanzo beans.

Roast them  in the oven at 400~ for 15-20 minutes or until the beans start to give off a toasted aroma and are lightly browned. When cool, transfer to a food processor, spice grinder, or powerful blender (I used the dry blender of the Vitamix) and blend for 2-3 minutes until a powdery flour forms.

Run through a sieve to remove any large particles.
Store in a sealed container until ready to use.

You can find this flour already ground in Asian and Middle Eastern markets and some health food stores however it is usually raw and not toasted. Toasting the beans makes a huge difference in flavor.

I used this flour to make a savory batter.

And turned it into waffle boats.

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