Chickpea flour gingerbread Bundt cake is a holiday miracle! It is vegan, grain-free, gluten-free, and easy to make with pantry ingredients. No one will guess that is made from chickpeas.
Chickpea Flour Gingerbread for the Holidays & Beyond
It’s true: I fell off the holiday baking wagon.
Life, work, Christmas shopping, and some croup-y junk in my chest (shared with sir Nickerdoodle) got the better of me Thursday and Friday. I suppose I’ll just have to double down on my baking for the next few days (hooray! a good excuse to stay by the stove).
Nick is down for his nap, which has given me time to make a lovely cake that I can share with all kinds of friends, including those who do not eat eggs, dairy, gluten, or even grains (some kind of Christmas magic, right?). It’s my Chickpea Flour Gingerbread Bundt Cake!
Chickpea Flour for Grain-Free Vegan Baking
Have you used chickpea flour? It can also be labeled garbanzo bean flour or besan. It is simply dried chickpeas that have been ground into an ultra-fine flour that you can use for all kinds of baking.
Here’s what’s really special about chickpea flour: t can be used as both a flour and as eggs! Really! Chickpea flour, combined with water , can be used as an egg replacement in some recipes. In some baking recipes, like my cake, it serves a dual role as flour and eggs.
It can be hard to find at regular supermarkets, but you can get it at natural food stores, Indian markets, or online. Good news: it is very inexpensive! So grab a bag and experiment. I am still getting used to playing around with it, but so far I am loving it with savory baking and with very strong flavors, such as chocolate or dark gingerbread flavors,
Nutritional Highlights of this Cake
This wonderful holiday cake is:
- Vegan (no eggs, no dairy)
- High in fiber
Does the Cake Taste Like Chickpeas?
No, not in the least! The cake does not have the slightest flavor of chickpeas. The key is the strong flavors in the cake: molasses, coconut sugar, and a panoply of spices. All that you will taste is delicious gingerbread.
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