Healthy, easy, fast, and gluten-free, this chickpea bread recipe is the perfect recipe to make a quick and highly digestible bread . The ideal thing about this bread is to give it juiciness, enjoy with it cream cheese and salty ingredients, from olives to dried tomato, I'll tell you everything in this post!

By its nature, it is a rather dry bread , and its crust is more similar to sliced ​​bread than to traditional bread (its crust is not very soft but it is not crunchy either). That being said, it does have a very distinctive flavor: if you like chickpeas or enjoy hummus, you will definitely love this bread!

I still hear my little one saying "That smells good, mom, what is it?". I must also say that it was said by my second oldest child, who just adores hummus. And it is a bread with an intense aroma of chickpea that is delicious!

Precisely for this reason, because of its flavor, it is ideal to customize it with your favorite flavors : use this recipe to make chickpea and dried tomato bread, olive bread... or sweet chocolate bread . In the recipe I show you how to do it.

Chickpea flour bread

Who do I recommend this bread to?

If you are one of those who enjoys traditional bread with a crispy crust and fluffy, soft crumb, this bread is not for you.

But if you are looking for a very quick bread to make, that does not require raising or waiting and that you can prepare in 5 minutes and have it baked and ready to eat in 30, take note of this recipe!

It is also a perfect option for those who are looking for gluten-free recipes, since it does not contain any gluten or flour mix, only chickpea flour.

It is ideal for those looking for an aromatic and different bread, and that can be combined with a wide variety of ingredients.

How to enjoy chickpea bread?

Being a chickpea-based bread, it is rather dry in the mouth, and for this reason you will enjoy it a lot with:

  • Cream cheese: spread some slices of chickpea bread with cream cheese and enjoy as is, or turning it into small bites (with some roasted vegetables on top, salmon, chorizo, roasted bacon, with spring onion, cherry tomatoes, dried tomatoes...
  • To accompany baked meat and fish: that chickpea flavor is ideal so that you can enjoy bread with the juices of meat and fish dishes. Dip this bread in those dishes and you'll see how sweet it is!
  • To make bread sandwiches with tomato, oil and a good pinch of salt: fill two slices of this bread with any sausage such as Iberian ham, bacon and cheese, sobrasada... It is ideal for this!
  • Roasted, with a little oil and salt and the accompaniment you want.
  • To enjoy with sweet: use caramel cream or hazelnut and cocoa cream to spread a slice of this bread, and young and old alike will enjoy it a lot.
  • It is the ideal base for making savory tomato, onion or olive bread.
  • Add chocolate chips to the dough! The chocolate is fabulous in this bread, and when it melts it gives it juiciness. You just have to mix chocolate chips or chopped chocolate to the dough and mix well before pouring the dough into the mold.

Chickpea flour bread


  • 380 gr chickpea flour
  • 310ml water
  • 1 tsp of salt (7 gr)
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 on dry yeast (5 gr)
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

Optionally: Customize your chickpea bread as you like or according to the purpose you have:

  • Add herbs to the mix: oregano, basil, rosemary... the herbal aroma will undoubtedly add to the final result.
  • Spring onion (previously poached) or chopped dried tomatoes
  • Chopped black or green olives
  • Chocolate: add a few chocolate chips or chopped fondant chocolate, it feels great.


  1. Add the chickpea flour, salt and yeast in a bowl, and mix*.
  2. Add honey and oil.
  3. Go adding the water progressively, without stopping mixing. When you have a homogeneous and moist mixture.
  4. If you want to make bread with dried tomato, sweet onion, olives, herbs or chocolate, this is the perfect time to add the ingredients you want and mix to distribute throughout the dough. Booking.
  5. Preheat the oven to 200ºC, heat up and down.
  6. Prepare a rectangular mold or the Le Creuset terrine with release spray (to make it easier to remove, you can apply a baking paper).
  7. Pour the dough into the mold and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until the crust is golden**.

Gluten-free chickpea bread


*If you use the KitchenAid robot, put the ingredients directly in the bowl and turn the robot on speed 2, and do not stop mixing with the flexible-sided paddle accessory from the time you add the dry ingredients until you get the final dough.

**If using the Le Creuset terrine, keep the terrine covered until the cooked mass is observed, and you can remove the lid for the last few minutes to brown the crust.



Ofelia said:

Agradecida de la receta, está riquísimo, un sustituto del pan con gluten!!!

Sioni said:

Hola!! Podría hacerlo en la freidora de aire!!!

Claudia said:

Super feliz de leer eso, Jose :) Un abrazo, ¡gracias!

JOSE said:

Excelente////// fue una hermosa sorpresa para mi////

Claudia said:

Hola Alberto, puedo entender tu punto, pero la verdad es que la miel ayuda a homogeneizar “y pegar” la mezcla, dada que la harina de garbanzo es muy suelta. Puedes añadir un poco más de sal si quieres, para contrarestar el dulzor, pero para la elaboración y consistencia te recomiendo añadirla. Gracias y un saludo!

Alberto said:

Buena receta sin duda. Pero desde mi punto de vista, quizás le sobre la miel. Al menos, así me lo ha parecido a mí, ya que de por si, la harina de garbanzo es bastante dulce.

Leave a comment