Katinka’s Awesome Gluten-Free Grain-Free Chickpea Bread

One of the bummers about having to avoid eating wheat due to what it does to my body is giving up bread. Fortunately, my friend Katinka has come up with a delicious solution for the rest of us!

Whoever said that bread is the staff of life certainly understood how biting off a hunk of bread from a baguette –or even a run-of-the-mill sandwich on sliced bread– can delivery a satisfying eating experience.

Since bread has historically been made from wheat, that has left those of us who are Celiac, gluten-intolerant, or even simply gluten-sensitive like myself, left without an easy solution for a tasty bread or bread-like substitute for a sandwich. Or toast. Or just eating.

Enter Katinka, a mom and culinary nutrition expert. In 2012 she began searching for baked goods that are clean, organic, and free of all the major allergens, while also providing essential nutrition. When she couldn’t find any that met all of her criteria, she went into the kitchen herself and came out with the awesome flour mixes that we all can now enjoy at Katinka’s Nourishing Kitchen.

Last night I baked up her classic Chickpea Bread (chickpea flour, tapioca flour, chia seeds, ground flax seeds, baking powder, Himalayan salt) and not only was it super easy and fast (just add eggs and oil), but it was so yummy that I have to confess that I ate almost half the loaf for dinner with tuna and tomatoes and kale pulled fresh from my garden.

Then this morning I toasted up a slice and devoured it slathered with Miyoko’s Vegan Butter (made from cashews, like their vegan cream cheese).

What a treat to look forward to more bread in my future! Thank you, Katinka!

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