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Flavory chickpea flour tortillas

Today another installment in our How to series. We are making flavory chickpea flour tortillas. Chickpeas have a natural nutty flavor and can be used for a lot of different recipes like falafel or hummus. It is a great substitute for meat but can be turned into flour quite easily. Only prerequisite is that you have a good food processor and some hearing protection but more on that later. It is a small step to create flavory chickpea flour tortillas from chickpea flour. Lets get started!

Flavory chickpea flour tortillas

Flavory chickpea flour tortillas

As I wanted to make a recipe with chickpeas but could not find chickpea flour in my local supermarket I decided to make it my own. How hard can it be right? Well it is quite easy with the right tools but you have to take a number of things into consideration.

You need dried chickpeas for chickpea flour and a good food processor. As the dried chickpeas are hard you can imagine they make a lot of noise when you start the food processor. It sounds like marbles being crushed. When you turn the food processor on either put some hearing protection on or leave the room.

Depending on your food processor it takes about 30 minutes to get flour from chickpeas. I process in 10 minutes increments, then stir the chickpeas and flour and blend some more. When it looks like flour take a sieve and a bowl and sieve the chickpea flour. You can use the remaining chickpea residue and put it in water so it gets soft and use it for other recipes.

Flavory chickpea flour tortillas ingredients

Flavory chickpea flour tortillas ingredients

For the chickpea flour tortillas I used chickpea flour, flaxseed meal, cumin, paprika and water. I did not use salt I do not cook with a lot of salt and I didn’t miss it but you can add salt to taste. The flaxseed meal is used as a substitute for egg but you can also use a small egg to create the tortillas.

Flavory chickpea flour tortillas

Flavory chickpea flour tortillas

I used 1½ table spoon of flaxseed meal (from grounded flaxseed) and added 1½ table spoon of warm water. Left it to set and then added all the other ingredients at once except the water. Slowly added the water while stirring the mixture until it was like a pancake batter. I used a pancake pan and brushed some sunflower oil on the pan but if you use a non stick it might be possible to cook the tortillas without any baking product.

Flavory chickpea flour tortillas

Flavory chickpea flour tortillas

Cook on medium heat. Make sure the pan is hot when you put the first tortilla in. If the batter is too thick, add some water. Swirl the batter through the pan and let the tortilla heat until the surface is dry. Turn and let the other side brown. Keep warm underneath a clean kitchen towel.

Flavory chickpea flour tortillas

Flavory chickpea flour tortillas

I made them the size of a taco but you if you take a larger spoon you can make bigger tortillas. It sets fast so if you want bigger tortillas work fast and use a big spoon to put the batter in the pan. This recipe yields about 6 small tortillas or 3 big tortillas. Eat straight away or keep in the fridge (2 to 3 of days) or in the freezer.

Eat vegan chickpea flour tortillas with

You can eat these chickpea flour tortillas with one of these delicious curries:

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How to make flavory chickpea flour tortillas

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That is how easy it is to make chickpea tortillas. Have you ever made a recipe with chickpeas other than falafel or hummus?

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Flavory chickpea flour tortillas

Serves: 6 Prep Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Flavory chickpea flour tortillas

We are making flavory chickpea flour tortillas. Chickpeas have a natural nutty flavor and can be used for a lot of different recipes. Lets get started!


  • ¾ cup of chickpea flour
  • 1½ tbsp of flaxseed meal
  • 1½ tbsp of warm water
  • ¼ tsp of cumin
  • ¼ tsp of paprika
  • ¾ cup of cold water



Put flaxseed meal in a big bowl and add 1½ tbsp of warm water. Stir to combine and let it set for about 5 minutes


Add the chickpea flour, cumin and paprika to the bowl with flaxseed meal mixture


Take a wooden spoon and stir the ingredients


Take the cold water and start adding this to the flour mixture slowly while stirring. I used a whisk to stir


Keep adding the water until a smooth batter like mixture. If to thick add small (table spoon size) amounts of water


Heat skillet on medium high heat


Brush some vegetable or sunflower oil in pan


Take a big spoon and make a pan cake shape in the pan swirling the batter round


Bake until surface is dry then turn


Bake other side until golden brown


Take out of the pan and cover with clean kitchen towel until all tortillas are done


Serve the tortillas


The preparation time is without the time it takes to make chickpea flour yourself. If you want to make chickpea flour from scratch add about 30 to 40 minutes depending on your food processor and how much time it take to sieve the flour. The batter should spread through the pan easily. If this is not happening the batter is to thick. Add small increments of water (a table spoon size) to the batter and whisk. The surface dries really fast so if you want big size tortillas take a big spoon.

Nutrition facts

Calories: 93 Fat: 1.5g; Carbs: 15.3g; Sugar: 2.7g; Protein: 4.9g

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  • Reply
    June 6, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Sounds yummy, but I think your Nutrition Facts need a double check ;). There are definitely carbs in chickpeas and likely not 64g of sugar

    • Reply
      June 6, 2018 at 3:29 pm

      Jenny, thank you for you comment and taking a closer look at the nutriton facts. They were indeed incorrect. I have updated them with the right information.

  • Reply
    Lizet Flores de Bowen
    June 10, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    I make my chickpea flour in my coffee grinder, goes faster than food processor. I’m saving your recipe. I want to try it soon. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      June 10, 2018 at 9:12 pm


      Thank you and what a great idea! I do not have a separate coffee grinder but this is a great reason to get one. I’m sure it will be way faster than my food processor!

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