A simple grain-free flatbread that is perfect to accompany soups, curries, or be used as a burrito wrap. High in protein and fibre, and low in net carbohydrates this is a healthy alternative to traditional wheat-based flatbread.
Start by sifting the chickpea flour into a medium-sized mixing bowl. This is not necessary for all types of chickpea flours, but some brands are particularly lumpy. If you don't have a sifter you can add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend the ingredients to get rid of any lumps.
Add the remaining ingredients to the mixing bowl and using a whisk mix the mixture until it is smooth.
Let the mixture sit for 5 to 10 minutes to thicken.
Heat a medium frying pan over medium heat, and season with oil if needed.
Using a 1/2 cup measuring cup, take a scant 1/2 cup of batter and add it to the centre of the frying pan and let the chickpea batter cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until little holes appear in the batter. Using a spatula flip the flatbread over and cook for a further one minute.
Repeat with the remaining batter. This mixture should make 4 medium flatbreads.
Using Ground Flax
Ground flax works as a binder, in the same way eggs do. I find that 1 tablespoon of ground flax is equivalent to one egg. To make your own ground flax at home, purchase whole flaxseeds and blend them in a small blender for about 30 to 60 seconds. Store leftover ground flax in a sealed container in the fridge and use it in other recipes such as in:You can also purchase already ground flaxseed from the grocery store, just make sure to store it in the fridge.
Adjusting The Amount Of Water
I prefer my flatbread to be slightly flatter, but if you want a thicker flatbread to reduce the amount of water to 1 1/4 cup. I find that 1 cup of water results in a flatbread that is a little too dense.
Here are some simple and delicious ways to diversify this favourite flatbread recipe:
1 teaspoon of ground turmeric - this not only offers the nutritional components that come from turmeric but also gives a vibrant yellow flatbread
1 teaspoon of ground garlic - a delicious garlic flatbread
1/4 cup of chopped fresh herbs - try chopped cilantro or parsley
2 sprigs of thinly sliced green onion - white and green section