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Chickpea Yogurt (1-Ingredient)


  • Author: Lisa Kitahara
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x
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Ingredients

Base Yogurt

  • 200g organic chickpeas
  • 960ml filtered water

To Serve

  • appropriate amount of sweetener of choice
  • vanilla powder or extract

Instructions

  1. Soak the chickpeas for 10-12 hours (I let it soak overnight).
  2. Save 1/4 cup of soaking water (skimming from the surface) in a clean bowl and cover. Drain and rinse the remaining chickpeas and then add them to a blender. Add 960ml of water to the chickpeas and blend on medium speed. Do not blend until very smooth or it will become difficult to strain (aim for a grain-y consistency). 
  3. Strain the chickpea milk through a nut milk bag or cheesecloth. Squeeze out as much of the milk as possible. 
  4. Add the milk to a large pot and stir (be sure to stir the starch at the bottom that tends to sink when sitting for a period of time). Turn the stove on high heat and once it begins to heat up, reduce to a medium. Stirring continuously, heat the chickpea milk until it thickens (about 10 minutes).
  5. Turn off the heat and continue to stir for another 2 minutes. Remove the pot from the burner and continue to stir for 2-4 minutes (this will help cool the mixture). Once the mixture comes to room temperature, transfer it to a clean sterile glass container with a loose lid. Stir in 2 tablespoons of the soaking water with a wooden utensil. Wrap the lid with a kitchen cloth and then cover. Let the yogurt sit at room temperature for 10-12 hours. Place into the fridge to chill for one day.
  6. Scoop the chickpea yogurt and add to a blender, along with a sweetener of choice and/or vanilla if desired. Blend until smooth. Now the chickpea yogurt is ready to serve and enjoy! 

Notes

  1. This is not my original recipe/concept, but one I’ve adapted from other recipes (see posts for details).
  2. Helpful Equipment: glass fermenting jar, wooden spoon, nut milk bag, blender, strainer 
  3. Nutritional Information Disclaimer: Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated on an online tool (Cronometer). 
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: vegan, gluten free, north american

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Keywords: chickpea yogurt, dairy free yogurt, one ingredient yogurt