These Gluten Free Bread Sticks are great for dipping or snacking!
With the football season coming to a close, it’s time to start thinking about Big Game parties and inevitably, the recipes you will make and bring to yours! In preparation, I’ve teamed up with my football blogger friends in one final collaboration to bring you some brilliant Big Game recipe ideas. We’ve made appetizers, entrees, desserts and even drinks. Prepare to be inspired, and be sure to check out their links below!
These Gluten free and (grain-free) Bread Sticks are made with garbanzo and almond flour. Garbanzo, or chickpea flour is used in Indian baking, and is the perfect, protein packed alternative to regular wheat flour. I found this recipe in the Wheat Belly Cookbook, but billed as a soft pretzel recipe. After working with the dough, and tasting the result, while delicious, did not really resemble pretzels, so I turned them into smaller, and easier to form, bread sticks. They have a texture more like a bagel, but that was just fine with the family! They are a nice accompaniment to a bowl of soup, or for dipping in olive oil or dips.
I added the the caraway seeds, which we all agreed was just the right touch. If you’re hosting a Super Bowl party, I’m sure you’ll be able to find something for everyone in this collection. These Gluten Free Bread Sticks are a great vehicle for dips, like this Herbed Goat Cheese Dip or Mushroom Spread.
Working with the dough is a bit trickier than regular dough, so it’s helpful to keep your hands moist while working with it.
You might need to add more chickpea flour to achieve a workable consistency.
Try sprinkling the bread sticks with other seeds or spices, like sesame seeds or sunflower seeds.
- 1½ cups water (100-110 degrees F.)
- 1 package, (1/4 ounce) instant (rapid rise)
- 2 cups garbanzo bean (chick pea) flour (you may need more)
- 2 cups almond meal/flour
- 1 cup ground golden flaxseeds
- 2 teaspoons kosher alt
- 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 egg
- 1 Tablespoon water
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- Coarse salt and caraway seeds to sprinkle on top.
- Olive oil for coating a work surface.
- In a small bowl or glass measuring cup, whisk the water and yeast until the yeast dissolves. Let stand for 10 minutes.
- In a large bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine the garbanzo bean flour, almond meal/flour, flaxseeds, and kosher salt. Add the melted butter, and stir to combine. Add the yeast mixture and mix on medium for 5 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl, until all the ingredients are mixed and a loose ball of dough forms. (You may need to add up to ½ cup more garbanzo flour) See photos.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let stand in a arm place for about 1 hour, or until the dough increases in size ( it will not double like traditional dough).
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment or silpat, silicon baking sheets.
- In a small bowl, lightly beat the egg, water, baking soda.
- Lightly coat a work surface with oil. Turn the dough onto the work surface and knead a few times to bring the dough together. Divide into 24 pieces, and roll each piece into a ball.
- Roll each ball into a 5"-6" bread sticks. Brush each bread stick with egg wash and sprinkle with coarse sea salt and caraway seeds.
- Bake for 25 mites or until golden brown and slightly firm to the touch.
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