Gram flour is the best staple, in my opinion!
I first came across gram flour when looking for a bread alternative. Bread has long been my addiction, as well as my downfall.
I would often eat half a loaf of bread a day 😬if you offered me a sandwich or chocolate I would always choose the sandwich! My bread addiction left me severely nutrient deficient and with multiple health complaints including IBS. Somedays I would go from looking 0-6 months pregnant just from one sandwich!!!!
I am definately not the only one affected by gluten. It is no surprise that a large percentage of the world struggle with gluten especially when the western world have refined it so much. It is only when my partner became chronically ill and heavily intolerant to gluten which led me on a quest to find a suitable bread replacement. Alas – enter gram flour! This stuff is AMAZING!!! So versatile and full of flavour. We literally go through 4 bags a week and I honestly don’t miss bread since discovering this!
Below is my ultimate basic chickpea flour wrap recipe, but it can be enhanced by adding spices and swapping out the liquid ingredient
Basic Chickpea Flatbread Recipe:
- Chickpea (gram) flour
(Yes, there really are no exact quantities! It is that simple!)
- Sieve flour
- Whisk in enough water to make a batter (If you are lazy and / or stuck for time like me, you can always throw both ingredients in a food processor so and process until it forms a smooth batter, no need to sieve or whisk 😉)
- Heat a non stick frying pan on medium heat
- Grease pan with a little oil using a brush to spread out
- Pour in mixture (as thick or thin as you want. You can either let it disperse naturally for a thicker bread or tilt the pan to spread out to make a thinner wrap)
- Once it is lifting around the edges you can flip and cook the other side
Other tips :
- The batter will store in the fridge for two days. (It may last longer but I always eat it up way before then! If anyone tests this, please let me know!)
- Add spices to add more flavour
- Change the liquid to alter flavour and texture
- If making a thin wrap, the longer you cook it you can make yummy
- Make a thick wrap and use as a awesome pizza base
- My Fave alternative : add curry powder and swap water for coconut milk – this makes a delicious naan bread!
- Dip veggies into the batter and deep fry them for battered veg (this is sooo delicious!)
- Make a thin soft wrap, turn a muffin tin upside down, shape the wrap into half in the grooves (not sure if that makes sense?! 😬) and bake in the oven to make a crispy taco shell
- You can even add bicarbonate of soda and lemon juice to it, pour the batter into a greased bread tin and bake in the oven. The bicarb and lemon will allow the bread to rise creating a bread loaf. I will post the recipe for this soon 🙂