There’s BEANS in this? 20 Gluten Free Garbanzo Bean Recipes

There's BEANS in this? 20 Gluten Free Garbanzo Bean Recipes

Check out our awesome list of 20 healthy chick pea recipes.  It includes garbanzo bean flour recipes, garbanzo bean cookies and other garbanzo bean recipes.  Chick peas are also known as garbanzo beans. And garbanzo bean flour is also known as chickpea flour, besan flour and gram flour.  Chick peas are from the legume family and are very high in protein, are a complex carb, low in fat, is very filling, Chick peas can help you burn fat, can be used as an egg replacer and can be ground in to a flour that is grain-free and is gluten-free.  The most traditional way to cook garbanzo beans is in hummus, falafel and whole in salads but here are several ideas of new and exciting chickpea recipes to try.  Wondering where to find chickpea flour?  The best brand I’ve found is Bob’s Red Mill Garbanzo Bean Flour.

For more chickpea recipe ideas see our posts: 15 of the Best Chickpea Flour Recipes and 10 Best Garbanzo Bean Flour Recipes.

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I’ve accumulated a list of all the great garbanzo bean recipes so you can find one that you love:

1. Clean Eating Classic Smooth Hummus Recipe

clean eating classic smooth hummis recipe

2. Chickpea Pancakes aka Garbanzo Bean Flatbread Recipe

Gluten Free Chickpea Pancakes aka Garbanzo Bean Flatbread

3. Garbanzo Bean Pancake Recipe

Pretty much anything you drizzle with the best maple syrup is good!

Gluten Free Garbanzo Bean Pancakes Recipe

4. Hummus without Tahini Recipe

Gluten Free Hummus without Tahini Recipe

5. Farinata or Socca Recipe

Gluten Free Farinata or Socca Recipe

6. Apple and Garbanzo Cake Recipe

Gluten Free Apple and Garbanzo Cake Recipe

7. Garbanzo Bean Flour Pizza Crust or Cecina (Farinata) Recipe

I make this at least once a week for either just me or my whole family.  I prefer it a little thicker but my children like it really thin, crisp and well-cooked.  We had a hard time finding something to cook it on that doesn’t stick.  So far the best thing we’ve found is stoneware but it needs to have sides so we do several pie pans so everyone can have their own pizza.  A frying pan works ok too but I gave up after both my husband and I burned ourselves on the handle.

Gluten Free Garbanzo Bean Flour Pizza Crust Recipe

8. Caprese Veggie Burger Sliders Recipe

The buns are not gluten free but I you can eat it without a bun, a gluten free bun of your choice, or as a lettuce wrap.

Gluten Free Caprese Veggie Burger Sliders Recipe

9. Healthy Egg-less Cookie Dough Recipe

Healthy Egg-less Cookie Dough Recipe

10. Besan Fries Recipe

Gluten Free Besan Fries Recipe

11. Chickpea Farinata Bread Recipe

Gluten Free Chickpea Farinata Bread Recipe

12. Dukkah Chickpea Crackers Recipe

 Dukkah Chickpea Crackers Recipe

13. Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes made with Garbanzo Bean Flour Recipe

Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes Made With Garbanzo Bean Flour Recipe

14. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites Recipe

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites Recipe

15. Baked Spiced Chickpeas Recipe

Gluten Free Baked Spiced Chickpeas Recipe

16. Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes Recipe

Gluten Free Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes Recipe

17. Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry Recipe with Sweet Potato & Chickpeas

Gluten Free Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry Recipe with Sweet Potato & Chickpeas

18. Spicy Garbanzo Bean Flour Rolls Recipe

Gluten Free Spicy Garbanzo Bean Flour Rolls Recipe

19. Garbanzo Bean Brownies Recipe

Gluten Free Garbanzo Bean Brownies Recipe

20. Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with White Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting Recipe

Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with White Chocolate-Sour Cream Frosting

21. Crazy Healthy Chocolate Chip Pan Cookie Recipe

Gluten Free Crazy Healthy Chocolate Chip Pan Cookie Recipe

22. Garbanzo Bean Flatbread Crust Recipe

Gluten Free Garbanzo Bean Flatbread Pizza Crust Recipe

23.Flourless Mocha Brownies Recipe

Flourless Mocha Brownies Recipe

24. Garbanzo Bean Flour Crepes Recipe 

Garbanzo Bean Flour Crepes Recipe

25. Besan laddoo Recipe

Besan laddoo Recipe

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  1. Kalinda says

    I want to try every one of these recipes!! Just bought some besan flour tonight at the Asian store. Got it for some gluten free “tortillas” but now I see there are so many more possibilities!

  2. brandi hawn says

    OMG yes!!! We love garbanzo beans at my house we always have our pantry stocked full of them. I didn’t even know you could make desserts with them! Wow this is seriously awesome!

  3. tiffany dover says

    Wow what a great post. I had no idea you could make such amazing delicious things with beans! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Andrea says

    I love them all but can’t figure out how to print them. Or do I pin them to Pinterest…Thanks

    • Rebecca says

      If you want to print them just click on each link and you can print them there individually or you can pin them too. Just hover over the pictures you want to use and it will have a pin it button if you have it set up.

  5. Maryann D. says

    My daughter loves using chickpea flour and has experimented often. These recipes look wonderful to try also. I do enjoy chickpea flour and chickpeas too.

  6. says

    decided to do a little research on a recipe to use my leftover chickpeas… forget the leftovers, i’ll going straight to the flour on the shelf. can’t wait to try these! thanks for sharing!

  7. Wendy says

    It looks like the Biochemista website is not longer functional. Can you please share the recipe with us?

    • Rebecca says

      I just updated the link to my recipe for the pancakes (which is very similar to hers) and found another farinata recipe so you may want to check it out!

  8. wendy b says

    As someone who is new to healthier, more natural living….these recipes and ideas are a fantastic, doable way to get more beans and fiber into my diet. Thank you for the post.

  9. says

    Thank you for this recipe compilation. I’m excited to try some of these. I’m making a post about bean flour since I use it in cookies and soups and think that it would be fun to try the PB Choc cookies. Thanks again!

  10. Lori Davis says

    Thank you for the recipe ideas! I can get my daughter to eat more protein this way, since we do not eat red meat!

  11. Tami s says

    Chickpeas—who knew. Can’t eait to try some o the recipes—they all look great. I love to try new recipes.

  12. Lynn Grate says

    Thank you for the wonderful recipes. I will be trying several of them because I don’t like the idea that I am so addicted to wheat.

  13. Charlene says

    The Swiss Chard and Mushroom Popover Bake makes my mouth water. Going to give the recipe to my friend to make. I’m hoping she remembers to bring me a piece.

  14. says

    I love making spicy chickpeas… we don’t have them often since my little brother is allergic to them, but I do make garlicy hummus for my Dad and he and I share it because everyone else says it’s too spicy! :)

  15. Maria Malaveci says

    I ♥ Beans, but my kids…. eh, not so much. I will definitely have to give these recipes a try!

  16. jennifer mcdonald says

    my boyfriend eats these with every meal of everyday. and my baby kitty, darla, is quit fond of them also

  17. Dianna Thomas says

    I don’t know what to say other than WOW!! I had no idea–and I don’t believe that my family would know the difference by using chick peas–I am going to start with the cookie as my beginning– sure hope they are moist as in the picture–and such a variety of different recipes–that always helps–thanks

  18. says

    I don’t check my stats very often so this is a little late, but thank you for including my cookies! :) And thanks for linking back to me! Everything looks so good. I think I’ll have to try that cupcake recipe!

  19. Kelly Tanner says

    I love reading all of these recipes! The only thing I have ever made with garbanzo beans is humus! I can’t wait to try some of these!

    • Rebecca says

      My friend make the chocolate chip cookies last night and my children LOVED them. May as well sneak in healthy when we can, right?

  20. Courtney Tucker says

    I have only tried garbanzo beans in a tortilla soup, cannot believe all of the uses for them, especially the sweets.

  21. Sarah L says

    I like to cook some onions until golden, add some garbanzos til heated and then use that combo in an omelet.

  22. Lesh@TheMindfulFoodie says

    Thanks for including my recipe! I’m loving all the other one’s you’re shared too. May need to give them a whirl.

    Thanks again,

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