Saturday, November 06, 2010

Healthy Pizza and Wraps, gluten free!


I am one of those people who avoid gluten as much as possible, so finding inexpensive vegan alternatives to tortillas is a must! I have blogged about my Besan  ( chickpea ) flatbread several times , but I love them so much I'm going to do it again.

First, here is the recipe for them:

Besan Flatbread

1 c Besan ( chickpea ) Flour
1 C Water
1/2 t Garlic Powder
2 T Nutritional Yeast
1/2 t Tony's Cajun Seasoning

Method:
Heat a 12 inch non stick skillet over medium heat and brush with oil 
Whisk the ingredients in a mixing bowl until most of the lumps are gone. Ladle into skillet. Leave it alone for 3-4 minutes or until the sides start to pull away from the pan. Flip and cook for another minute 
Yield: 3 Flatbread


Told ya it was easy! The picture above was my take on a quick pizza. I topped the bread with simple marinara, white beans, broccoli, green olives and cultured nut cheese. I warmed it through on a skillet, but when it was time for eating, I ate it like a quesadilla by folding it in half. The fabulous thing about using the flatbread instead of a tortilla is that you get a fiber and protein boost to your meal. 




You can also made a substantial wrap sandwich. This one had hummus, sprouts, broccoli and marinara. They hold together beautifully; sometimes better than whole wheat tortillas! 


The next time I make these, I am going to do an experiment and make chips out of them. Nacho Cheese Chickpea Chips anyone? 


Tomorrow I am going to post my Gluten Free Brownie recipe. They are SINFUL I tell ya. No health food in those babies. 


Next week I will be announcing a giveaway, so stay tuned!

29 comments:

  1. That sounds yummy! Bookmarked!

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  2. These look really wonderful! I've never tried to make flatbread with besan, it sounds so easy.

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  3. What an awesome and accessible gluten free post! Must try this!

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  4. I'm so excited to make this gf wrap for my son, well me too!

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  5. Yum! And i have all of those ingredients, minus the seasoning! :) Thanks Mel!

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  6. Delcious and easy, I'm all over it!

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  7. i can't believe i missed your besan flatbread, Melody! i'm bookmarking your recipe now! they look super delicious and i love that they're a snap to make, too. doublew00t! the gluten-free tortillas don't bend too well or hold up - so i'm mucho excited to try your recipe!

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  8. OOOHhh!!! I can't wait to try these!

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  9. cool, i've got chickpea flour in my fridge, so i've gotta try these soon!

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  10. I've been loving chickpea flour lately!! It has to be one of the cheapest gluten-free flours (3 dollars from Bob's Red Mill!) I will try this ;)

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  11. I just text messaged this recipe to myself. That's serious. Looks delicious!!

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  12. oh yum! i love besan pancakes, but i always make them thick. i'm gonna try to make some thin ones like yours, cuz the brown rice tortillas can get tiresome.

    xo
    kittee

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  13. This recipe makes me so happy. I love homemade tortillas, but they take so long to make with all the rolling out and resting the dough. This flatbread will be a more than fine substitute!

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  14. christine2:09 PM

    I want to make these, but I don't have a frying pan. What kind of "non-stick" do you use? I won't buy anything Teflon...

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  15. Anonymous12:19 PM

    Christine, I use a teflon non-stick.. but you can also make them in a well seasoned cast iron. I've done that several times and it works great.

    -Melody

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  16. I just made these and they are so good and so easy! I stuffed one like a crepe with spinach and mushrooms and had it for breakfast. I can't wait to have the leftovers for lunch! Thanks for this recipe! Have you ever tried freezing them or storing leftovers?

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  17. sexyceliac, I'm glad they worked out for you. I store them in a plastic bag in the fridge. They will keep for around 3 days. If you freeze them, I'd put a layer of wax paper between them. I posted another recipe for a yeasted flatbread here that you might like too:
    http://melomeals.blogspot.com/2011/01/frugan-yeasted-gluten-free-flatbread.html

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  18. Thanks for the easy, quick, and delicious recipe! I just had one as a wrap with pintos, greens, siracha, and vegan parm. So satisfying.
    I've been trying to avoid grocery shopping by eating my way through the pantry and your recipes fit the bill. This one is going to enter my repertoire for sure.

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  19. Muffintopped, I'm so glad they worked well for you.

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  20. Just made this for dinner. Thanks for the recipe. We loved it! :)

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  21. I know you posted about these ages ago but I've only just tried them. I just made one but wish I had made more. They'll make excellent lunch wraps, so much healthier than wheat tortillas or bread and so easy. This evening I had mine filled with leeks, mushrooms and a vegan white sauce, just flipped over like an omelette :)
    Thank you so much for the great recipe.

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  22. loveorangesx... so glad you tried them.. I loved how you filled yours!

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  23. I have made these over and over they are wonderful we use them for quick pizzas and as sandwich wraps my whole family loves them!!! thanks for the recipe

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  24. I am new to this blog.. but am GF and would love to try these! Is the 2 T of Nutr Yeast straight from the jar or your "base sauce" you have a recipe for?

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  25. Balanced M, just regular Nutritional Yeast.. (and frankly, I leave it out all the time.. this is a VERY forgiving recipe..)

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  26. Can you replace the bean flour with pureed beans? I just soaked quite a quantity and would love to use some for this? Still 1 cup once pureed, or would the measurement change because of the moisture content instead of the dry flour?

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  27. carrie, you definitely need flour.. not purred beans..

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  28. These were absolutely amazing! I like them better than tortillas - they don't break, and no tired feeling an hour later. I can't eat spice, so I just added salt. In the future, I may try a little Bragg's. Thank you!

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  29. I am so glad that I found this. I have been making something similar with ground flax seed, but this sounds even better. I followed your link from Pinterest. Your pizza flatbread recipes are awesome!!

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