Chickpea Flour Cheddar Biscuits
It’s getting cold, I want comfort food. And since apparently almond flour isn’t that good for you, I decided to try to make something with chickpea flour (or really it’s a chickpea/fava blend that I’ve had sitting in my cupboard for I-don’t-know-how-long). Enter this recipe from Wheatless in Indiana:
– 1c chickpea flour, or some other bean flour
– 1/2tsp baking powder
– 4tbsp butter (they also say you can use frozen butter and just grate it in with a cheese grater – genius!)
Mix in: (I ended up using my hands for this part which was kind of gross, but the dough was too thick to stir)
– Grated cheddar cheese (actually mine was a cheddar-jack blend, leftover from the spider dip). I used more than they called for, probably closer to 1 cup than 1/2
– 1/2c sour cream (also left over from the spider dip, and quite a diversion from their suggestion of 1/3c skim milk! I figured that since sour cream is thicker it would be ok to use more of it, and that’s what I had leftover, so…)
Bake on a greased (or they say oiled? I used butter) cookie sheet at 425 for ~15 minutes until they start to turn brown
A few notes:
– I didn’t read the part that she said about the original recipe not being so awesome, but I think I could have guessed as much, because who uses skim milk in anything?? Also seeing the second recipe there did assure me that using more cheese than called for would be ok. And that probably the additional flavor of the sour cream would be helpful
– Cheddar cheese, and really all block cheeses, kind if skeeve me out, I think because they’re so processed – are they? But especially cheddar because of the whole orange thing. I’m sure this recipe would work great with other cheese as well
– These were delicious and really made me want tomato soup (hint hint – stay tuned for tomorrow!)
I’d like to try this, but I don’t have chickpea flour and it isn’t carried around this area. Is it possible to put dried chickpeas in a good processor to make the flour? Thanks!
Hi, absolutely! You might want to try a coffee/spice grinder, but it should work just fine. Let me know how it goes!
Ok so yesterday I found the chickpea flour at Earthfare. I just made them a few minutes ago–the batter alone tastes delicious! Completely different taste than normal biscuits…these are way better. I still want to try making my own flour sometime.
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I will be enjoying these for the start of phase 3 on the HCG DIET. Lost 21 pounds in the past 28 days, now I am ready for some real food.
Oh, forgot what I wanted to say that you actually might be interested in hearing. As far as various non-standard flours go, you should get a Vitamix Blender and get the Dry Grains attachment. It makes flour out of almost anything ( Now it will make just almonds into almond butter, but I am sure it can make them into flour if you know how). That is how I will be making my Chicpea flour. I don’t even use regular flour. I have about a hundred pounds of wheat lying around (soft white and hard red) and that is way way better for you.
Thanks for the tip!!
Made these and they were delicious! I used Greek yogurt instead of sour cream and a used coconut oil instead of butter and used Vermont white cheddar cheese. I will definitely make these again.
I made my own chickpea flour using canned chickpeas! Pulsed it in my Nutribullet, then baked for 12 hours at 170 degrees then blended again in Nutribullet. It was the finest flour I’ve ever made! Smooth with no lumps at all. Next I’m gonna try to make Brown Rice flour. Wish me luck.
Sounds amazing – please let me know how it goes!!
These were insanely delicious. I upped the baking powder a tad but otherwise followed the recipe. The whole family enjoyed them, and I can’t wait for an excuse to make them again.
So almond flour is not good for you but butter, cheese, and cream is?? Lmao. How clueless can people be.
Yeah, definitely don’t eat 5 of these in one sitting like I did!
There is new research on low fat vs. full fat along with other dietary changes. Look up research by Harvard endocrinologist David Ludwig, M.D. My doctor has been following his research for some time and recommended I try his approach for optimum weight and overall health.
Did you try freezing these? How did they hold up?
I didn’t – ate them all, haha. but I think they’d do well!
delicious! quick and easy, didn’t measure the cheese but probably close to 1 cup
I really would have liked to see an actual recipe before I tried to decipher your adaptations You must be a real treat to work with in a kitchen. I am afraid that you would drive me back to drinking.
Wow. This turned out to be a great inspiration. I ended up using greek yogurt instead of sour cream and added some vinegar to turbocharge the baking powder. It was a big hit. Thanks.
Awesome! So glad to hear
Hi! Instructions were not 100% clear but I need breakfast items that I don’t have to prepare in the am. Oh do they seem extraordinarily good. I ended up with 7 rather than 9. How many can one eat for breakfast on the AH diet? 1? 2?
Do they keep outside of the refrigerator?
Hi Diane, I’m not familiar with the AH diet. Sorry! And these have never stuck around for very long but they should be ok outside of the refrigerator for a couple of days. You can always warm them in the toaster if you’re keeping them around longer. Hope they work out for you. Let me know!
These are super good. I am shocked! Awesome