Chickpea flour and polenta bake recipe

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10 Sep

Chickpea flour and polenta bake recipe

Chickpea flour and polenta bake recipe

Liz Lovering, intraining accredited sports dietitian, chef, coach and runner

Are you looking for a new savoury snack that is easy to make? This bake is based on cornbread but includes chickpea flour and grated vegetables to create something a little different.

Ingredients

Makes 12 slices

  • ½ cup chickpea (besan) flour
  • ½ cup polenta
  • 1 cup plain natural yoghurt
  • ½ cup grated carrot
  • ½ cup grated zucchini
  • ½ cup sweetcorn kernels
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • 40g grated tasty cheese

Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 2000 C (1800 C fan assisted)
  2. Line a 20 x 30cm baking tray with baking paper
  3. In a large bowl mix the besan flour and polenta together
  4. Stir in the yoghurt and mix well
  5. Lightly squeeze out any excess water from the grated carrot and zucchini and add to the bowl together with the sweetcorn, extra virgin olive oil, egg and baking powder
  6. Mix well and season with a little cracked black pepper
  7. Pour the mixture into the lined tin, smooth the surface and sprinkle with the grated cheese
  8. Bake in the centre of the pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes or until firm to the touch and a light golden colour
  9. Remove from the oven and rest for 5 minutes before cutting into portions

Serving suggestions and tips

Delicious served hot or cold. A perfect savoury snack for lunch boxes, or serve as a side with grilled chicken or chilli con carne and salad. Both besan flour and polenta are gluten free.

Nutrition

Each slice contains approximately 4g protein, 9g carbohydrate, 5.9g fat and 460kJ (110 calories).

Twilight Bonus: Liz’s top tips for eating well on race day

  • Tip 1: avoid fatty foods
  • Tip 2:  choose low fibre options
  • Tip 3: fuel yourself at lunch time with a carbohydrate meal

Find out more in Liz’s latest Love 2 Run article on how to fuel your body for Twilight

Looking for healthy, delicious snacks to feed the family and ensure you are well fuelled for your Twilight run? Book an appointment with intraining’s accredited sports dietitian Liz Lovering at the intraining Running Centre for tailored nutritional advice.

For bookings, call 3367 3088 today or email [email protected]

 

 

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