Grain-free, oil-free, sugar-free, and vegan triple chickpea sandwich bread! It is made with chickpea flour, canned chickpeas, and chickpea liquid (aquafaba).
My Chickpea Flour Sandwich Bread is a staple at our house. Grain-free, vegan, and only 5 ingredients (chickpea flour, seltzer water, oil, baking soda, and sweetener), it is easy, versatile, and perfect for toasting, rounding out a simple meal, and the ubiquitous sandwich making.
And yet…I decided to create another version. Specifically, one wit a fine, yet somewhat denser, texture that can be sliced very thinly. After a slew of sad, sunken, and otherwise misguided test loaves, I finally found success.
Introducing my Triple Chickpea Sandwich Bread.
Benefits of Triple Chickpea Bread
This delectable bread is:
- Made with 5 ingredients (plus water and optional salt)
The inspiration for this loaf comes from a bread recipe I made ages ago called “hummus bread.” It was a traditional quick bread loaf (i.e., all-purpose flour, eggs, milk, oil), but it also included a can of pureed chickpeas, as well as an assortment of Middle Eastern spices.
The texture was heavenly: a fine texture, yet also pleasantly dense, so much so that it could be cut into very thin slices. The cooked (canned) chickpeas also add a buttery, nutty flavor to the bread, despite the absence of both nuts and butter.
I have used pureed beans in a few other grain-free bread recipes (this is a particular favorite), so why not see what happens in a chickpea flour bread? I threw caution to the wind, and chickpeas into my blender.
It took some tweaking, but it worked!
My final recipe includes a puree of both the chickpeas and the chickpea liquid. The latter is also known as aquafaba, a vegan replacement for egg whites that can be whipped into frothy meringues and incorporated into baked goods for added structure.
How to Make Triple Chickpea Sandwich Bread
Note that the complete directions are also in the recipe card below.
Step One: Preheat Oven & Prepare Pan
Preheat the oven to 375F (190C). Spray a 9×5-inch (22.5 x 12.5 cm) loaf baking pan with nonstick cooking spray (or grease/ oil the bottom and sides.
Step Two: Puree the Chickpeas
In a blender, process the water, lemon juice, and chickpeas with their liquid (the aquafaba) until completely blended and smooth. Process for 1 minute longer.
Step Three: Whisk in Remaining Ingredients
Step Four: Pour Batter into Pan
Pour and spread batter into prepared baking pan, smoothing the top.
Step Five: Bake the Bread
Bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until risen, golden brown and a tester inserted near the center comes out clean.
Step Six: Cool the Bread
Allow the bread to cool into the pan for 15 minutes before removing, and then let the bread cool completely.
This simple, beautiful bread is good to the last crumb.
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