chickpea flour does it all

8 Favorite Recipes Using Chickpea Flour (+ a giveaway) by Lindsey | Dolly and Oatmeal

happy friday! just in case you're looking for some, i'm popping in for a bit of weekend inspiration! before i developed an entire cookbook based around chickpea flour, i used it quite frequently in my daily life, and here on the blog.  some of you may remember a few of the recipes highlighted here, or if you're a newer visitor you may have missed them all together! no worries, though! i've put together 8 of my all-time favorite savory chickpea flour recipes for you :)  there's a vegan pizza dough recipe, a falafel recipe, savory waffles (!), and a protein packed chickpea salad with the chickpea flour-based tzatziki from my book!

and i'm not sure if you're aware, but 2016 is the international year of pulses!  what are pulses you ask?  they're the delicious, edible seeds of plants in the legume family, like: lentils, beans, and chickpeas.  i'm always trying to get my plant protein on - especially since i've been pregnant. when i was developing my book i quickly came to realize that, in particular,  chickpea flour was endlessly versatile and could be used in just about any application.  along with the recipes below, my book also highlights savory recipes like chickpea flour noodles, pasta-like spaetzle, dressings made from chickpea flour (they're not weird, i promise!); and a slew of sweet baked goods like a birthday cake, cookies, and some super delish almond butter brownies!  so if you'd like, you can join me in taking the pulse pledge you can do so here and pledging to make pulses a larger part of your diet :)  

*giveaway: my book, Chickpea Flour Does It All made its debut just over 5 months ago!  so, in celebration of that, and in celebration of pulses in general, i'm giving away a copy to one of you all!  to enter: leave a comment below about your favorite dishes using pulses! giveaway will close friday, september 16, 2016, at 5pm EST. (open to US and Canada only.)

this post was created in partnership with USA Pulses & Pulse Canada.  all opinions, as always, are my own.  thank you for supporting the sponsors that help keep dolly and oatmeal going! 

chickpea & avocado tzatziki salad  this salad is a year-round favorite, and a quick meal to throw together.  whether for lunch, or as a side for dinner, it's hearty and light at the same time.  plus, the chickpea flour-based tzatziki recipe makes enough servings for plenty of leftovers, or to use as a dip! 

zucchini-basil chickpea waffles with tomato & shaved fennel salad  waffles for dinner is always something i can totally get down with!  these savory waffs are made with zucchini and basil, but feel free to substitute shredded carrots in for the summery zucchini, or another herb for the basil.  the salad on top can also be swapped for a more seasonal-friendly option.  i would think that a root veg slaw (maybe beets) with a zippy dressing would be fun here. 

chickpea pizza with garden pesto & caramelized balsamic shallots  this recipe comes right out of my book, and it's a weekly favorite in our house!  while the pizza dough does call for other flours besides chickpea (brown rice, sorghum, and arrowroot), this blend is only used to give it a more familiar flavor and texture.  i particularly love using a baking stone to provide a more even flow of heat, making the bottom crisp up really nicely and offer the dough those air bubbles we all know and love!  plus, it's vegan friendly as well!

kabocha squash biscuits (with black lentil & kale chili)  whether you're making this complete dish (which i gently nudge you to), or just making the biscuits themselves, you'll end up with a baked treat that's nourishing and cozy.  these kabocha squash biscuits can be made with any winter squash puree, whether it's butternut, acorn, or pumpkin.   

chickpea flour flatbread with new potatoes & fresh basil  this is a super versatile flatbread recipe that can be topped with your go-to toppings, or whatever ingredients you have on hand.  the recipe is super easy to put together, doesn't call for yeast and a quick resting period.  

mung bean, chickpea & cilantro falafel tacos  the chickpea flour and mung beans give these falafel a double dose of protein, while the cilantro and spices give them tons of awesome flavor.  i love throwing them in a brown rice, or sprouted corn tortilla, topping with a simple avocado-radish salad, and a lemony tahini sauce.  they're good for on-the-go, or just a fun lunch or dinner. 

za'atar spiced chickpea crackers  these crackers were so good and have been such a staple in my house, that they made it into my book.  they're crisp, flavorful, and perfect for any dip.  their toppings can be super versatile as well.  i've made them with shredded nori and sesame seeds, as well as a garlic & herb mix.  have fun and play around!

summer socca salad with burst tomatoes & roasted zucchini another year-round go-to is socca.  anyone who has made it probably knows that it can be made plain, with any and all add-ins, topped with various toppings, made as pizza, or as a side companion to most dishes.  i love topping socca with simple salads in the summer, grains and beans in the colder months, or served alongside soup or eggs.   

Chickpea Flour Does It All Cookbook Release + A Giveaway! by Lindsey | Dolly and Oatmeal

when i was in college studying history friends would ask me what i wanted to do with my degree when i graduated.  i envisioned myself getting a higher degree, whether that was a master's or doctorate, teaching at the college level, and maybe locking myself in a quiet room for years to flesh out my senior thesis into a book.  history, particularly early american immigration forever fascinated me - what drove people to leave their home, their family, to come to a foreign place and start anew. the spirit of exploration, of pushing one's self, of getting out of your comfort zone has simultaneously scared the shit out of me, while also leaving me wildly fascinated.  when i left teaching to blog and freelance full-time, i had that similar feeling. i was approached to write a book and knew that i wouldn't have the time to both teach and write.  i made the decision to take a leap and see where it lead me.  so that notion of not really feeling the floor below my feet, although knowing it really was there if i were to fall, was something i had to keep reminding myself of.  it's been such a gratifying journey, and i'm so excited to share that today is the day that Chickpea Flour Does It All is officially released!

you can grab a copy at any of the following outlets: amazon | barnes & noble | indie bound |

it's been so fun looking at the #ChickpeaFlourDoesItAll hashtag on social media - seeing the arrival of the book, how people are cooking from it, or what recipe you're excited to try first!  so, if you can, i would love it if you could tag your photos if you make a recipe:)  thank you all so much for your continued support and enthusiasm!  

and with that, i'm running a *giveaway*.  2 winners will receive a copy of the book, plus a bag of chickpea flour to get your started :)  please leave a comment below with a working email address.  giveaway closes at 5pm EST on April, 12, and is open to everyone, anywhere!  good luck, y'all! **GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED, thank you for participating!

infinite xo's! 

some recipe and book links:

the washington post wrote a feature about the book here

instyle,com  featured the recipe for my chocolate banana bread.  it's seriously one of my favorites from the book, and favorite renditions of banana bread in general!

i did an interview with epicurious where we chatted about chickpea flour! among many things, we discussed its amazing binding properties, how it's a great cheese and dairy substitute, and why it's gaining notoriety even in the non-gluten-free world :) 

13 healthy cookbooks that MindBodyGreen is looking forward to! 

i shared my chickpea flour and quinoa falafel recipe over on Food52, and also showed how you can repurpose it throughout the week. 

nina, from the gorgeous blog, nourish atelier, made the sautéed pear and sage pancakes from the book, but with bananas and cacao nibs! plus, i chat with nina about life, diet, and chickpea flour does it all!

my cookbook is available for pre-order! by Lindsey | Dolly and Oatmeal

if you haven't seen already, my cookbook, chickpea flour does it all, is available for pre-order! aside from this being totally surreal, it is one of the most exciting, anxiety ridden, faint-y feelings i've had in my life.  it's such an incredibly scary idea to put something so personal out there in the world, and perhaps be judged by it, but this experience of creating this book was such an overwhelming honor.

chickpea flour has long been a staple in my kitchen since i went gluten-free about 5 years ago.  it has graced this blog in countless recipes, and many times in combination with other flours has given structure, protein, and flavor to certain savory or sweet dishes.  i am beyond excited to share over 90 recipes all highlighting chickpea flour in various ways.  i use it in baked goods: layer cakes, holiday cookies, and a summer berry cobbler.  it's also used in so many different savory applications as well - my favorite is a vegan and gluten-free pizza crust that my husband and i eat every friday night for pizza night!  then, i am over the moon about the countless vegan sauces that use a chickpea flour roux of sorts as the creamy base! lastly, it's highlighted as a soy alternative in many dishes that use tofu - my favorite here is a chickpea banh mi! 

i really took aim to highlight seasonality here as well.  it's such a large part of how so many of us eat and function so that just seemed like an organic way to structure the book. in doing so, each chapter is a month of the year, starting in january and ending in december.  but the recipes are loose and fluid enough to swap out produce that's available to you wherever you are, or whatever season you are in.

also, i had a really fun time shooting and styling this book in my apartment!  i really wanted a lot of visuals in the book, so i shot every single dish giving each one a photograph. the chickpea flour does it all will officially be released on april 5th, 2016 (!!!) but is now available for preorder (here) :)

thank you all so much for your continued support, cheerleading, and excitement! big hugs! lindsey xo