Chickpea Flour Pizza

Last updated: September 2020

Chickpea flour is a staple in my house. It’s great for breading veggies, fries, and poultry and making baked goods! Although it has a nutty flavor, it’s mostly neutral and adds a little more plant-based protein and disease-fighting compounds to your dish.

Makes 1 serving
Serving size: 10-inch pizza
Prep time: 5 minutes + 30-minute rest
Cook time: 20 minutes

Ingredients for chickpea flour pizza

  • 2/3 cup chickpea (garbanzo bean) flour
  • 1 cup warm water
  • ½ tsp dried herbs (optional)
  • ½ tsp salt (optional)
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup vegetable toppings (such as sautéed mushrooms, sliced olives, and fresh spinach)

Ingredients for chickpea flour pizza

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk chickpea flour and water until smooth and creamy (whisk vigorously to break up any clumps – this can take a few minutes).
  2. Add 1 tsp olive oil, dried herbs, and salt (if using) and whisk again until blended. Let mixture rest for 30 minutes.
  3. After 30 minutes, pre-heat the oven to 350°F.
  4. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a 10” cast iron pan over high heat. Stir the batter quickly again and pour into hot pan. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  5. Turn off heat and transfer pan to the oven.
  6. Cook for 10 minutes more, until firm and golden. Remove from the oven.
  7. Turn off oven and turn on broiler. Spread the tomato sauce all over the warm crust. Sprinkle parmesan and then toppings.
  8. Transfer to the broiler and cook for 3-4 minutes, until cheese is melted and edges are crispy.
  9. Top with fresh spinach and/or herbs and enjoy!

*Used spinach in nutrition analysis

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • calories: 470
  • carbohydrate: 42g
  • cholesterol: 10mg
  • fat: 25g
  • fiber: 9g
  • protein: 19g
  • saturated fat: 4.5g
  • sodium: 560mg
  • sugar: 9g
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