Chickpea Biscuits

I’ve got a bit of a chickpea thing going on at the moment and some time ago I bought some Besan flour but hadn’t got around to using it.  I wanted to make some chickpea biscuits but most of the recipes I found were chocolate ones or had too many other ingredients I couldn’t use, so I made one up and they turned out quite good.  They are basically butter biscuits, but have a slightly nutty flavour.


Chickpea Biscuits (Low Chem)
  • 125g unsalted butter, chopped and left at room temperature to soften
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed brown sugar
  • 1 tspn vanilla essence
  • 1/4 tspn salt
  • 2/3 cup besan (chickpea) flour
  • 1/4 cup plain white flour
  • 1/4 tspn baking soda
Chickpea Biscuits
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C.  Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Sift and thoroughly mix the plain flour, besan flour, salt and baking soda.
  3. Place the butter and sugar into another bowl and cream until light and fluffy.  Add the vanilla and mix through.
  4. Slowly add the flour mix to the butter and sugar until just combined.
  5. Use a teaspoon to scoop out small quantities of dough and roll into balls.  (I got 17)
  6. Lay the dough balls on the baking tray about 2cm apart from each other.  Lightly press each ball until it is 1cm thick.
  7. Bake in the oven for approximatley 10 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown.
  8. Let the biscuits cool on the tray for a couple of minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Store in an airtight container.
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6 Responses to Chickpea Biscuits

  1. Jo says:

    Don’t forget to add the vanilla essence!

  2. Evelyn says:

    I baked salicylate-free saltine crackers! It was yummy! Maybe you could try that for Oscar or add some other ingredients to it.

    Merry Christmas!

    • Oscars Mum says:

      Hi Evelyn,
      I’ve actually got your recipe printed out and I’m going to try it over the holidays. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Oscar's Mum says:

    Thanks Monnie, I really appreciate your comments and the award. I've been wondering where they come from and now I have one!

  4. Monnie says:

    Yummy recipe! I have printed this up. I followed Sue Dengates book Fed Up when my son was younger. He had terrible intolerances to many foods (which luckily he has outgrown many, but not all).
    Just wanted to let you know that you have received a Versatile bloggers award as your blog is just great. You can find the details on my latest blog post