Crunchy Chili Chickpea Chips – Gluten Free!

My Bestie ran upstairs the other day and shoved a bag of chips in my face.  I knew it was going to be a good day. :)  “Try these!” She said.  “They are sooooo good!”  Who can argue with that?  So I crunched into one.  Wow.  She was right!  They were hummus chips.  Say what?  Have you ever heard of such a thing?  First ingredient – garbanzo flour.  We wondered if you could make your own garbanzo flour and I was instantly on a mission to figure it all out.  Sure enough, Sprouts has dried garbanzo beans (chickpeas) in bulk.  I bought some and headed home.  Today, I made them!  Let me just say – first try making chips from scratch and they are not amazingly pretty, BUT I was successful and it really wasn’t that time consuming at all.

Here’s the recipe (I doubled it, so my batch made 32 chips).

Crunchy Chili Chickpea Chips (original recipe from Daily Bites Blog).

Makes 16 large chips

I made my own garbanzo bean flour in the wondermill.  It was a total cinch   Just make sure the knob is set to the “coarse” setting all the way to the right.
Turn it on, throw in the beans and let it grind up.  I had to jiggle it a few times because those beans are big ol suckers, and sometimes got a little stuck.
Isn’t that pretty?

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the chickpea flour, chili powder, salt, and cumin. Stir in the olive oil with a fork. Add the water and stir or knead to combine and form a dough.

Divide the dough into 4 equal balls.

Roll each ball between 2 sheets of parchment paper to  an 1/8-inch thick round.

Cut each round of dough into quarters to form 4 wedges.

Use a thin metal spatula to transfer the chips from the rolling surface to the baking sheet, being careful not to tear them.

Haha.  Not the prettiest suckers, but oh well.

Bake the chips for about 15 minutes or until lightly browned and crispy. Cool completely before serving. (Best eaten on the day they are made.)

 

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Grain Mill Wagon Challenge Experience:
I was surprised how much fun I had doing the Grain Mill Wagon Challenge! What I thought would be an interesting experience turned out to be almost an obsession. I ground up everything but the kitchen sink trying new recipes and seeing what the WonderMill could do. I love to cook and bake so it was very natural to be trying new recipes and experimenting. Participating in the challenge always kept grains at the front of my mind so I was always on the lookout for something new to do. This was my first time owning a mill and it made me feel healthier to know my grains were as fresh as they could get. Next I want to start trying sprouting grains and then drying and grinding them. There's really no limit to the new things I can try, and I look forward to continuing the journey!

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One Response to Crunchy Chili Chickpea Chips – Gluten Free!

  1. I’m totally going to try these!

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