Fabulous Garbanzo Loaf!

by | Updated Jul 22, 2022 | Entrees

A favorite “make ahead” loaf that can be baked later or baked and frozen! Chickpeas are rich in soluble fiber and amino acids. They score low glycemic index (GI), which is a marker of how rapidly your blood sugar rises after eating a food. Chickpea consumption helps to steady the blood glucose curve. Consumption of chickpeas is beneficial for glycemic control and may help body weight management by suppressing appetite and energy intake.  According to a review of 26 studies, eating at least one serving per day of legumes, including chickpeas, may help significantly lower LDL (bad) cholesterol. Enjoy this delightful dish from Dona Patt, originally printed from The Journal of Health & Healing.

Ingredients:

15 or 16 oz. can garbanzos (chickpeas)

28 – ounce can whole or diced tomatoes

¾ cup diced onion (or ¼ cup onion flakes or 1 teaspoon onion powder)

1 ½ cups diced green or red peppers

2 tablespoons organic peanut butter

6 tablespoons organic whole wheat flour

½ teaspoon sage powder or oregano

½ teaspoon basil

½ teaspoon garlic powder or granules (or 2 cloves minced)

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 slices organic whole wheat bread

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Drain garbanzos. (Save liquid for soup, etc.)

Put garbanzos in a medium large mixing bowl and mash with a fork or potato masher.

Drain the juice from tomatoes. (Save it to drink!) If whole tomatoes are used, dice them and add to garbanzos.

Add onion, peppers, peanut butter, flour, seasonings, and salt.

Mix well. Let sit.

Tear bread slices into small pieces and whiz in blender, then combine crumbs with the mixture in bowl and mix well.

Pour into oiled 8×8 inch baking dish. Spread evenly.

Put into preheated oven  and bake for 1 hour.

Idea: Use leftover loaf as sandwich filling              

Source: Journal of Health and Healing reprint

Works Cited:

Zafar TA, Kabir Y. Chickpeas suppress postprandial blood glucose concentration and appetite and reduce energy intake at the next meal. J Food Sci Technol. 2017 Mar;54(4):987-994. doi: 10.1007/s13197-016-2422-6.

Zafar TA, Kabir Y. Chickpeas suppress postprandial blood glucose concentration and appetite and reduce energy intake at the next meal. J Food Sci Technol. 2017 Mar;54(4):987-994. doi: 10.1007/s13197-016-2422-6. 

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