There’s BEANS in this? 25 Gluten-Free Garbanzo Bean Recipes

Check out our awesome list of 25 healthy garbanzo bean recipes.  It includes garbanzo bean flour recipes, garbanzo bean cookies and other garbanzo bean recipes.

Chick peas are also known as garbanzo beans. And garbanzo bean flour is also known as chickpea flour, besan flour and gram flour. Whatever the name, they are all the exact same thing.

Garbanzo beans are from the legume family and are very high in protein, are a complex carb, low in fat, are very filling,

Garbanzo beans can help you burn fat, can be used as an egg replacement and can be ground in to a flour that is grain-free and is gluten-free.

The most traditional way to cook garbanzo beans is in hummus, falafel or eat them whole in salads but here are several ideas of new and exciting chickpea recipes to try.

Wondering where to find chickpea flour?  I like to either buy this on Amazon or it’s even better to buy it sprouted (so much easier than doing it yourself) and if you aren’t already a member of Thrive Market, you can get a free bag of sprouted garbanzo bean flour + $1.95 shipping + 30 day trial + 15% off first purchase – or existing members will receive a free bag with any purchase over $50. Click here for this special offer just for readers of My Natural Family.

All is the recipes here are made with a can of garbanzo beans. If you want recipes for gluten free garbanzo bean or chickpea recipes made with flour. Go to the links below.

For more garbanzo bean ideas see the posts below:

The Best Chickpea Flour Recipes

The Best Garbanzo Bean Flour Recipes

1. Classic, Smooth Gluten-Free Hummus Recipe

Classic, Smooth Gluten-Free Hummus Recipe

2. Gluten-Free Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

Gluten-Free Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

3. Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chickpea Pancakes Recipe

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chickpea Pancakes Recipe

4. Gluten-Free Oven Roasted BBQ Chick Peas Recipe

Gluten-Free Oven Roasted BBQ Chick Peas Recipe

5. Baked Spiced Gluten-Free Chickpeas Recipe

Gluten-Free Baked Spiced Chickpeas Recipe

6. Gluten-Free Tomato Avocado Cucumber Chick Pea Salad Recipe

Gluten-Free Tomato Avocado Cucumber Chick Pea Salad Recipe

7. Supercharging Gluten-Free Avocado Chickpea Salad Recipe

Gluten-Free Supercharging Avocado Chickpea Salad Recipe

8. Gluten-Free Chickpea (Garbanzo Bean) Salad  Recipe

Gluten-Free chickpea garbanzo bean salad recipe

9. Gluten-Free Caprese Veggie Burger Sliders Recipe

Try this Gluten-Free Hamburger Buns Recipe

Gluten-Free Caprese Veggie Burger Sliders Recipe

10. Coconut Chickpea Curry Recipe

coconut chickpea curry recipe

11. Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Pumpkin, Chickpea, & Red Lentil Curry Recipe


12. Gluten-Free Chickpea Nuggets Recipe

Gluten-Free Chickpea Nuggets Recipe

Recipes 13-25


  1. Thanks for including my recipe! I’m loving all the other one’s you’re shared too. May need to give them a whirl.

    Thanks again,

  2. I like to cook some onions until golden, add some garbanzos til heated and then use that combo in an omelet.

  3. I have only tried garbanzo beans in a tortilla soup, cannot believe all of the uses for them, especially the sweets.

  4. I love reading all of these recipes! The only thing I have ever made with garbanzo beans is humus! I can’t wait to try some of these!

    • My friend make the chocolate chip cookies last night and my children LOVED them. May as well sneak in healthy when we can, right?

  5. I don’t check my stats very often so this is a little late, but thank you for including my cookies! 🙂 And thanks for linking back to me! Everything looks so good. I think I’ll have to try that cupcake recipe!

  6. I don’t know what to say other than WOW!! I had no idea–and I don’t believe that my family would know the difference by using chick peas–I am going to start with the cookie as my beginning– sure hope they are moist as in the picture–and such a variety of different recipes–that always helps–thanks

  7. my boyfriend eats these with every meal of everyday. and my baby kitty, darla, is quit fond of them also

  8. I ♥ Beans, but my kids…. eh, not so much. I will definitely have to give these recipes a try!

  9. I love making spicy chickpeas… we don’t have them often since my little brother is allergic to them, but I do make garlicy hummus for my Dad and he and I share it because everyone else says it’s too spicy! 🙂

  10. The Swiss Chard and Mushroom Popover Bake makes my mouth water. Going to give the recipe to my friend to make. I’m hoping she remembers to bring me a piece.

  11. Thank you for the wonderful recipes. I will be trying several of them because I don’t like the idea that I am so addicted to wheat.

  12. Chickpeas—who knew. Can’t eait to try some o the recipes—they all look great. I love to try new recipes.

  13. Thank you for the recipe ideas! I can get my daughter to eat more protein this way, since we do not eat red meat!

  14. Thank you for this recipe compilation. I’m excited to try some of these. I’m making a post about bean flour since I use it in cookies and soups and think that it would be fun to try the PB Choc cookies. Thanks again!

  15. As someone who is new to healthier, more natural living….these recipes and ideas are a fantastic, doable way to get more beans and fiber into my diet. Thank you for the post.

  16. It looks like the Biochemista website is not longer functional. Can you please share the recipe with us?

    • I just updated the link to my recipe for the pancakes (which is very similar to hers) and found another farinata recipe so you may want to check it out!

  17. decided to do a little research on a recipe to use my leftover chickpeas… forget the leftovers, i’ll going straight to the flour on the shelf. can’t wait to try these! thanks for sharing!

  18. My daughter loves using chickpea flour and has experimented often. These recipes look wonderful to try also. I do enjoy chickpea flour and chickpeas too.

  19. I love them all but can’t figure out how to print them. Or do I pin them to Pinterest…Thanks

    • If you want to print them just click on each link and you can print them there individually or you can pin them too. Just hover over the pictures you want to use and it will have a pin it button if you have it set up.

  20. Wow what a great post. I had no idea you could make such amazing delicious things with beans! Thank you for sharing!

  21. OMG yes!!! We love garbanzo beans at my house we always have our pantry stocked full of them. I didn’t even know you could make desserts with them! Wow this is seriously awesome!

  22. I want to try every one of these recipes!! Just bought some besan flour tonight at the Asian store. Got it for some gluten free “tortillas” but now I see there are so many more possibilities!

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