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Can I Make "Spinach & Artichoke Sheet Pan Pizza"?

Updated: Aug 27



Here's another recipe for Spinach Day :) ; this one is from Tastemade on YouTube. In the video, they use chickpea flour for the crust. When I was at the store, they had Garbanzo Fava flour and I wasn't sure if I should get it, but then when I Googled it, I found out that garbanzo beans and chickpeas are the same thing!


Chickpeas & Garbanzo Beans are the same thing!

"While the two names seem unrelated, they are in fact the same bean. A chickpea or garbanzo bean both refer to a plant in the legume category with the scientific name Cicer arietinum. Today, it's one of the most widely consumed legumes in the world.


Because they're so popular, chickpeas and garbanzo beans are used interchangeably (particularly across the US) to mean the same thing."


Check out this spoonuniversity website to find out how the 2 names for the same legume came about:

https://spoonuniversity.com/lifestyle/chickpeas-vs-garbanzo-beans


Fava beans are different than garbanzo beans, but then I thought well the flour is probably the same consistency. When I saw that the flour was a mix of Garbanzo Beans & Fava Beans, Fava beans reminded me of a factoid that people with G6PD deficiency are at risk of acute hemolytic anemia and other sequelae from fava beans. Check out the article and YouTube video if you're interested in learning more.


"Glucose‐6‐phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency affects over 400 million people worldwide 1, 2. Although most individuals are asymptomatic, it can lead to acute haemolytic anaemia with malaise, neonatal jaundice and haemoglobinuria in the presence of oxidative triggers. We recently conducted a systematic review that evaluated the herbs and dietary supplements that should be avoided by G6PD‐deficient individuals."

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5338146/




There's also the creepy scene from Silence of the Lambs with fava beans. :)






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Attempt #1:


https://www.tastemade.com/shows/healthy-af/spinach-and-artichoke-sheet-pan-pizza

What I used:


Crust:

- Garbanzo fava flour

- Olive Oil

- Oregano

- Dried basil

- Dried oregano

- Salt & Pepper


Toppings:

- Frozen spinach (microwaved & dried out w/ paper towels)

- Artichokes (from the salad bar

- Fresh mozzarella

- Parmesan

- Garlic spread (not pictured; instead of fresh garlic)


I also added chicken and bacon to some of the pizza. :)


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I preheat oven to 450 degrees. Making the crust is easy!


You just combine all the ingredients. There's no yeast or kneading or anything. You just put it in on a baking sheet.


I baked it for ~12 min. before adding the toppings.



I put it back in the oven for the toppings to warm up and for the cheese to melt. I added some shredded parmesan on top.


RESULT: Success! :)


We are good at this! It looked really good and it tastes good too. It's really easy to make and it is a different kind of pizza crust that you might not have tried. The crust is more of a flatbread or cracker.


Calorically it's not really different than regular flour, but the Garbanzo Fava flour has more fiber & protein than regular flour per serving.


Give it a try! We are good at this!
















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