Our flour is milled to order just for you. We use our amazing garbanzo beans and our stone mill to make amazing fresh garbanzo bean flour (chickpea flour). Our flour is unbleached, unbromated, non-irradiated with no additives.
- 3 lb bag (approximately 11 cups)
- For the freshest taste, store in the freezer (though a cool, dry place works, too).
What is Garbanzo Bean Flour
Garbanzo bean flour or chickpea flour is a mouthwatering, gluten-free flour made from garbanzo beans grown on our farm in Washington State. Making our garbanzo bean flour is so incredibly simple. We take our amazing garbanzo beans and mill them fresh to order in our stone mill. Garbanzo bean flour is high in fiber and a popular ingredient in gluten-free baking. This tasty and nutty flour is a great way for bakers to expand their ingredient repertoire. You can replace up to 25% of the wheat flour in your favorite recipe with garbanzo bean flour. This flour works well with both sweet and savory recipes.
Is Garbanzo Bean Flour Gluten-Free
Yes, garbanzo bean flour is naturally gluten-free. In fact, amongst gluten-free flours, it is one of the most nutrient-packed available. It is "unique in the nutritional benefits, versatility, taste, and texture that it lends to gluten-free cooking". While garbanzo bean flour is naturally gluten free we do mill our garbanzo beans on the same mill as our wheat berries. To prevent cross-contamination we mill a buffer batch in between each product to ensure our product is allergen friendly as well as doing a thorough clean down between milling products.
Garbanzo Bean Flour Recipes
While just becoming popular in the U.S. garbanzo bean flour has been very popular in international kitchens for a while now. With this long-standing popularity, there is no shortage of garbanzo bean flour recipes. You can use garbanzo bean flour to make instant hummus, garbanzo bean flour pancakes or delicious biscotti.
One way that garbanzo bean flour really separates itself from the crowd is in its binding power. Garbanzo bean flour is a naturally dense flour and that denseness has innate binding properties, which lends baked goods a hardy yet soft texture when used with other gluten-free flours. Garbanzo bean flour does excel in baking recipes that are leavened with baking soda or baking powder, however, in recipes leavened with yeast, mixing of other flours is required.
Garbanzo bean flour is for more than just baking, it is ideal for cooking and not just instant falafel. The creations with garbanzo bean flour are endless: vegan cheese, pizza crust, roasted poblano cilantro empanadas and more. When mixed with water and heated, garbanzo bean flour makes a great roux like substance that adds creaminess to dressings, sauces, and gravies. Garbanzo bean flour can also be a great substitute for eggs. Simply add ¼ cup of chickpea flour to the dry ingredients and increase the liquid in the recipe by ¼ cups.
Garbanzo Bean Flour Nutrition
Garbanzo bean flour is an alternative flour that packs a nutritional punch. One cup of flour has over 10 grams of fiber and over 20 grams of protein all with just about 350 calories. Not to mention garbanzo bean flour is high in fiber that can be essential for a healthy digestive system. The combination of high fiber and protein means that foods made with garbanzo bean flour are good choices for people who are watching their weight. High fiber and high protein also helps you feel fuller longer and more satisfied and may be beneficial for people with diabetes because the fiber helps slow down the fiber helps slow down the absorption of dietary sugars.
What makes Palouse Brand Products Special?
The Mader family grows, cleans, packages and ships all of our products direct from us to you. Our cleaning plant was designed for quality not quantity and has cleaned legumes and grains for both the international market and domestic consumption. Our garbanzo beans are appealing to our consumers because of their nutrition, aesthetics, and trace-ability to our farm fields. We care for our crops from beginning to end and care for our customers. We practice the most sustainable, environmentally friendly farming practices available. We are happy to answer any questions you may have - that is why we are here to promote farm to table at it’s finest and to allow you to really know how your food is produced.
What is Trace-ability?
Each bag of food comes with a special lot code that allows you to see the dates we planted and harvested your food, pictures of the growing crop and more. All of our products are certified Kosher Parve, Non-GMO Project Verified and our farming methods are Certified Sustainable by the Food Alliance. Our foods are different because Steve & Kevin Mader plant, harvest, clean and package at our own facilities in Washington State - there are few if any companies that can track your food and the details of your food back to the field like we do.
1 Lindsey Love. “The Power of Cooking With Chickpea Flour” Epicurious, 10 February 16.
2 Shereen Lehman, MS. “What Is Garbanzo Bean (Chickpea) Flour?” Very Well Fit. 06 October 2017