What is chickpea flour & where can I get it? What other flours can I substitute for it (soy flour? Buckwheat flour? Others)?
what is the nutritional breakdown of the low carb, low glycemic and protein rich banana nut bread, esp calorie content, compared to a white all-purpose flour bread?
what is the nutritional breakdown of this low carb banana bread?
Chickpea flour is also known as garbanzo flour. Bob's Red Mill (brand) sells some. You can find it in health food stores, the gluten-free section of some Walmart stores, the healthy section of Fry's Food store, and many other stores that have a healthy food section. If not, then find it online: http://www.bobsredmill.com/garbanzo-bean-flour.html
Chickpea (aka: garbanzo bean, Indian pea, ceci bean, Bengal gram) flour has a pretty strong flavor. Hopefully all the sweet ingredients (bananas, agave, or sugar/honey) will tone down the strength of the garbanzo flavor. I'm glad this recipe doesn't use wheat. I'd really like to try it. :-)
Agave is a terrible choice for low GI foods. If you're going to eat them regularly then be aware of what's inside it. Agave is ~ 70% fructose. Yes, it registers low on the GI but all that fructose will push your triglycerides up quickly. Hi triglyceride foods are linked to insulin resistance. So Agave isn't a great choice for diabetics in the long run. Hi triglycerides are also linked to a whole host of other metabolic disorders.