Vegan High Protein Chickpea Bread is a nutritious and savory bread option that’s not only vegan but also rich in plant-based protein, thanks to the star ingredient – chickpea flour. This bread is perfect for those looking to increase their protein intake while enjoying a delicious and satisfying slice. Packed with flavor from herbs and spices, this bread makes a versatile addition to your meals, from sandwiches to toast. Let’s dive into the recipe!
Recipe: Vegan High Protein Chickpea Bread
- 2 cups chickpea flour
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary (or your preferred herbs)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
- Freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Optional toppings: sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, or chopped herbs
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease and line a 9×9-inch (23×23 cm) square baking pan with parchment paper.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the chickpea flour, water, and olive oil. Mix until you have a smooth batter.
- Add the baking powder, garlic powder, onion powder, dried rosemary, salt, and freshly ground black pepper to the batter. Stir well to incorporate the spices evenly.
- Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan, spreading it out evenly.
- If desired, sprinkle sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, or chopped herbs on top of the batter for added texture and flavor.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the bread is golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Remove the bread from the oven and allow it to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Then, use the parchment paper to lift the bread out of the pan and transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
(assuming 1/9th of the bread per serving):
- Calories: 190
- Total Fat: 10g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 250mg
- Total Carbohydrate: 18g
- Dietary Fiber: 4g
- Total Sugars: 2g
- Protein: 8g