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Gluten Free Garbanzo Bean Pasta Made with Chickpea Flour

August  3, 2016
4.5 Stars
Photo by Palouse Brand
Author Notes

Homemade gluten free pasta is decadent and simple to make. This gluten free recipes uses gram flour and only has seven ingredients! —Palouse Brand

  • Serves 6-8
  • 300 grams garbanzo bean flour/chickpea flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca or potato starch
  • 1 packet xantham gum
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
In This Recipe
  1. Except for the water, place all ingredients in a food processor.
  2. Process until the mixture starts to form a ball.
  3. If mixture is not fully hydrated, add 1 Tablespoon of water and pulse a few times.
  4. Wrap your dough with plastic wrap and set aside to rest for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Cut your dough into 6 equal pieces.
  6. Roll each piece of dough into a rectangle using the extra Garbanzo flour to prevent sticking. Try to roll the dough as thin as possible; this should not be difficult if the dough is well rested.
  7. Using a pizza cutter and ruler as a guide, cut each piece of dough lengthwise into strips ½” wide.
  8. Create a nest with the noodles of each piece of dough.
  9. The nests may now be frozen or refrigerated until ready to use.
  10. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook noodles 4-7 (if frozen) minutes. Drain and toss with olive oil to prevent sticking.

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4 Reviews

Amy W. January 25, 2021
This is absolutely delicious pasta! I love the idea and convenience of Banza pasta from the grocery store but my family find the grainy/crumbly texture off-putting. This recipe is so darned delicious and has a lovely soft texture that is MUCH closer to wheat flour pasta. Even my picky 12-year old gobbled it up and said it was delicious (and that was AFTER she already knew it was garbanzo bean-based, so... huge win). I cut into ribbons on pasta machine #8, nice and thin without falling apart. This is for sure on my rotation now, and my diabetic husband was so happy to be able to snarf down a bowl of pasta without spiking his blood sugar. Could not be more delighted to have found this recipe. Thanks!!
Pasquina December 20, 2019
How many grams or tablespoons is a packet of xantham gum?
Lindsay February 5, 2020
I'm going to assume it's a 'packet' like sugar, so about a tbsp.
jennifer November 9, 2018
This is actually good gluten-free pasta. I worked the dough like I would if I had made it with white flour. It was initially difficult to work with but became more pliable as I folded and pressed it. I ultimately cut it on 4 but it could have gone thinner. Be patient with it. Also, the flavor complemented my Amatriciana sauce. I was concerned they would clash. I have a friend who can't do gluten, this is a great substitute. I followed the recipe to the t.