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Chickpea Flour Sandwich Bread {Grain-Free, Vegan, 5 Ingredients}

Delicious, versatile, 5-ingredient chickpea flour sandwich bread ! Made in minutes, it is naturally grain-free and vegan.
5-ingredient chickpea flour sandwich bread that is vegan, grain-free, and gluten-free

I love sharing recipes that require minimal explanation.

Also, minimal ingredients.

Minimal steps, too.

And minimal effort.

Case in point, my latest creation, Chickpea Flour Sandwich Bread!

5-ingredient chickpea flour sandwich bread that is vegan, grain-free, and gluten-free

Sandwich Bread that is Healthy, Vegan, and Grain-Free 

This wonderful loaf is:

*Vegan
*Grain-free
*Made with 5 humble ingredients (plus optional salt)
*Ridiculously easy to make
*Ready, from start to finish, in under an hour
*Perfect for slicing (think sandwiches, toast, all around nibbling/snacking)
*SCRUMPTIOUS!!!

Here’s what you need from the pantry: chickpea flour, baking soda, granulated cane sugar, a 12-ounce can of seltzer water or club soda, and a small amount of oil. Salt is optional, so follow my lead with the recommended amount, or adjust to suit your particular tastes and needs,

Ingredients for 5-ingredient chickpea flour sandwich bread that is vegan, grain-free, and gluten-free

The Ingredients for Chickpea Flour Sandwich Bread

I used olive oil for the recipe, but you can use any oil that you prefer.

The same holds true with the sweetener. I stuck with natural cane sugar (I use 1-1/2 tablespoons in the recipe), but you can use any sweetener. If you use a liquid sweetener (e.g., maple syrup), simply add it along with the other wet ingredients. If you are wondering why the bread has sweetener, it is to (1) promote browning; (2) balance the savory flavor of the chickpea flour, and (3) enhance the rise of the bread.

Seltzer (or club soda) and  baking soda are primarily responsible for the bread’s great rise, as well as it’s light, tender, sandwich-bread texture. I strongly recommend using a fresh can of seltzer; if measuring from a bottle, make sure that it is a brand new bottle (so that there is maximum carbonation).

Make the Bread (it’s Easy!)

Forget any and all difficulties you may have ascribed to bread-making; the assembly here could not be easier. (1) Whisk the dry ingredients; (2) stir in the seltzer water and oil; and (3) pour the batter into a parchment-lined baking pan. It will require about 3 minutes of your time.

5-ingredient chickpea flour sandwich bread that is vegan, grain-free, and gluten-free

Slide the pan into the oven and bake, at 375F, for 40 to 45 minutes until the loaf is risen, browned and a tester inserted in the middle of the loaf comes out clean.

You’ve got bread!

5-ingredient chickpea flour sandwich bread that is vegan, grain-free, and gluten-free

I’ve calculated the nutrition for this bread using the guideline of 12 thick slices per loaf. However, this bread slices beautifully, without crumbling, so feel free to slice it as thin as you like!

5-ingredient chickpea flour sandwich bread that is vegan, grain-free, and gluten-free

Pair the bread with sweet or savory fillings and spreads, it is delicious with everything! It also toasts like a dream.

Prepare to commit this recipe to memory, as I am confident you will want to make it often. Happy baking (and eating!).

5-ingredient chickpea flour sandwich bread that is vegan, grain-free, and gluten-free

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Yield: 1 loaf (12 slices)

Chickpea Flour Sandwich Bread {grain-free, vegan, 5 ingredients}

Chickpea Flour Sandwich Bread {grain-free, vegan, 5 ingredients}

Delicious, versatile, 5-ingredient sandwich bread made in minutes with chickpea flour! It is naturally grain-free and vegan.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 and 1/2 cups (300 g) chickpea flour
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons cane sugar (or sugar/sweetener of choice)
  • 1 and 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 12-ounce (355 mL) can unflavored seltzer, sparkling water, club soda
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (or oil of choice)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F (190C). Line a 9x5-inch (22.5 x 12.5 cm) loaf pan with parchment paper; grease or spray the exposed sides.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the chickpea flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Slowly pour the seltzer down the side of the bowl (to prevent a lot of foaming); add the olive oil and stir until combined. Immediately pour into prepared baking pan.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes until risen, golden brown and a skewer inserted near the center comes out clean.
  5. Let cool in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely before slicing.

Notes

Storage: Store the cooled bread in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 days, in the refrigerator for 1 week, or tightly wrapped in freezer for up to 6 months.

Sweetener Options: Use any granulated sugar you prefer (e.g., coconut sugar, sucanat). or an equal amount of liquid sweetener such as maple syrup (add with the other wet ingredients)

Tip: An uncooked piece of spaghetti can be used as a tester (instead of a skewer) for determining if the center is set!

Nutrition Information

Serving Size

1 slice (1/12 of loaf)

Amount Per Serving Calories 100Total Fat 3.5gSaturated Fat 0.5gCholesterol 0mgSodium 191.8mgCarbohydrates 12.6gFiber 2.1gSugar 3.7gProtein 4.4g

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Marie

Sunday 19th of September 2021

After many failed attempts at gluten dairy and egg free bread...this one is a dream. So easy to make..tastes great slices well. Thank you!

Camilla

Sunday 19th of September 2021

I am thrilled that it was a success, Marie! 😍

eve

Thursday 16th of September 2021

my first bread tasted terrible, following the recipe. my second one was much better: quinoa flower, coconut oil, maple syrup. living abroad where alternative flours haven't caught on yet, i appreciate this easy recipe. it's nice to be able to have a v, gf bread! 🙏🏼

Camilla

Tuesday 28th of September 2021

Hi Eve, glad you were able to make the bread your own!

Jim

Wednesday 15th of September 2021

Has anyone done this in a bread machine? If so, what size loaf did you make?

Also - I noticed this bread has no rise/proof time. Is that correct?

Nadira

Sunday 29th of August 2021

Thankyou for this amazing, easy and tasty recipe! Soo happy to have found a delicious gluten free and vegan bread. This is my new go to bread recipe! :)

Camilla

Thursday 2nd of September 2021

I am THRILLED that you love it, Nadira!!! It’s still one of my favorites, too 😊

Nawaal Samodien

Monday 2nd of August 2021

I've just baked this bread and it's delicious 😃. Didn't have sufficient chickpea flour so I just topped it up with a gluten free flour mix, and used a mixture of baking powder and baking soda. Can't believe how easy it is to make this bread, thank you.

Many thanks from Johannesburg, South Africa, NawaalS

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