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Brown Rice Chickpea Flour Breads {4 ingredients, vegan, gluten-free}

4-ingredient mini breads made from cooked brown rice and chickpea flour. They are naturally vegan and gluten-free, plus, only 45 calories each.

Who said that bread needs to be baked in large, leavened loaves?

Not me.

Not most of the world, either, where flatbreads, bread balls, and mini loaves are the rule, not the exception.

So let’s forget about making all bread conform to rigid, loafish rules, and, instead, embrace all shapes, sizes and varieties of bread. I’m especially keen on promoting ones that are quick-to-prepare, versatile, and have a minimal number of nutrent-rich ingredients.

My 4 ingredient, brown rice and chickpea flour mini breads are a great place to begin. They are made with ease by blending cooled, cooked brown rice, chickpea flour, olive oil and baking powder.

You are going to love them.

These little breads are tender and mild-flavored, but with a very faint flavor similarity to cornbread, which is due to the chickpea flour. I used olive oil in the recipe, but you can use any oil of your choosing.

The flavor makes them perfect for pairing with, well, just about everything. We’ve had a lot of blackberries around lately, so I topped a few with some coconut yogurt (to which I added some crushed blackberries) and blackberries:

Homemade cashew cheese was equally scrumptious:

In addition to lunch, breakfasts, and snacks, these would be fantastic as make-ahead bases for a range of appetizer toppings, or perhaps cucumber, watercress or lemon curd for tea sandwiches.

Let’s have our bread, and eat it too!

Yield: 9 pucks

Brown Rice Chickpea Flour Breads {4 ingredients, vegan, gluten-free}

Brown Rice Chickpea Flour Breads {4 ingredients, vegan, gluten-free}

4-Ingredient mini breads made from cooked brown rice and chickpea flour. They are naturally vegan and gluten-free, plus, only 45 calories each.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked, cooled brown rice (any variety)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup chickpea flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease or spray 9 cups of a standard muffin tin.
  2. In a blender or foo processor, process the brown rice and water until blended and mostly smooth. Add the remaining ingredients; blend until well combined, stopping to scrape down blender with a spatula at least once.
  3. Divide batter evenly (about 2 tablespoons per cup)between prepared cups; smooth tops with moistened fingertips.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes until set at centers. Cool in tin for 5 minutes then remove to a wire rack and cool breads completely.

Notes

Storage: Store the breads in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 days, in the refrigerator for 1 week or freezer for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size

1 puck

Amount Per Serving Calories 45Total Fat 1.2gSaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 52mgCarbohydrates 7.5gFiber 0.8gSugar 0gProtein 1.2g

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Anastasia

Tuesday 14th of July 2020

I love these! One of the tastiest gluten free options of bread I've tried. I LOVE how simple it is and that there are no unhealthy ingredients. Thank you for the recipe 😊

Camilla

Wednesday 15th of July 2020

Yay! It has been awhile since I have made them, you have inspired me to re-make a batch, Anastasia!

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