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What is it? Wednesday: Artisan Bread Flour

by Cassidy Stockton in What is it? Wednesday

What is bread flour? Our Artisan Bread Flour is milled from high-protein US-grown red wheat and mixed with just the right amount of malted barley flour, which helps breads rise. The high protein content is great for gluten development, which is especially desirable for chewy baguettes, pizza crusts, dinner rolls, sandwich loaves, pretzels, bagels and more.

How much protein does Bob’s Red Mill Artisan Bread Flour contain? Our bread flour averages 12-14% protein.

Why does protein (gluten) matter? The protein in wheat flour (aka gluten) gives baked goods structure and elasticity. For chewy breads and pizza crusts, you want to use a higher protein flour.

Gluten is sticky and stretchy (think of a balloon). When leavening reacts and produces gasses in your baked good, gluten creates pockets that expand around these gasses, causing your baked good to rise. More gluten and high-power leavening (yeast) will make beautiful artisan breads with lovely air pockets. Less gluten and tamer leavening (baking soda, baking powder), make smaller bubbles and smaller air pockets. When you’re striving to create a rustic artisan loaf of bread, you want big air pockets, making bread flour an ideal choice.

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How is it different from all purpose flour? Bread flour simply contains a higher amount of protein than all purpose flour. All purpose flour is designed to make fine cakes and chewy breads. Bread flour is made with bread baking specifically in mind. Using it will yield crusty loaves of bread and chewy pizza crusts.

Why would you use this instead of all purpose flour? Because you can. When you want to make the most perfect, rustic loaves of bread, the real question is why wouldn’t you want to use special ingredients? After all, fresh baked bread is just another way of saying “I love you.” In all seriousness, though, bread flour produces a chewier texture, better rise and crisper crust than all purpose flour.

Is bread flour gluten free? No. Bread flour is made from wheat and has a higher proportion of gluten than many other wheat flours, so it is definitely not suitable for a gluten free diet.

Is Bob’s Red Mill bread flour organic? No.

Is Bob’s Red Mill bread flour enriched? Yes, we enrich our bread flour to government standards. This includes adding malted barley flour (to improve the rise), niacin, iron, thiamin, riboflavin and folic acid.

Is Bob’s Red Mill bread flour whole grain? Nope. If you want a whole grain bread flour, we recommend our traditional Whole Wheat Flour or our Ivory Wheat Flour. Both are high in protein and made with 100% whole grain wheat.

Is there a substitute for bread flour? No, but you can replicate bread flour by using an all purpose flour and adding extra gluten to increase the protein content. We recommend an extra tablespoon of gluten per cup of flour.

Some of our favorite recipes using bread flour: 

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Hemp Seed Hummus {Super Seeds Giveaway}

by Cassidy Stockton in Contests, Recipes

Super Seeds by Kim Lutz is a small, but mighty book. With over 75 recipe using chia, flax, hemp, quinoa and amaranth, this book will inspire you with new ways to try these powerful seeds. All of the recipes are simple, which is not to say boring. They are short and approachable recipes that will expand your horizons. From basics on how to prepare the seeds to enticing recipes like Blueberry Quinoa Salad, Pesto Veggie Burgers, Pineapple Fried Quinoa and Lemon Amaranth Muffins, there is something to get you started and something to move you forward in your exploration. Lutz also provides information on what makes these seeds super and how to grind them into flour and incorporate the flours into your baked goods. We think it’s a pretty neat little book.

You can buy a copy from Barnes and Noble for $14.95 or enter to win a copy below. We are giving away a single copy of the book along with a package of our quinoa, hemp seeds, amaranth, chia seeds and flaxseeds. Simply follow the prompts below to enter and we’ll pick one lucky winner at random from all who enter by 11:59 pm  on 10/23/14.

Hemp Seed Hummus from Super Seeds by Kim Lutz | Bob's Red Mill

Hemp Seed Hummus

Makes 1 ½ cups

Hemp seeds do double duty in this recipe.

First, they take the place of the traditional ingredient in hummus, tahini (some people are allergic to sesame seeds). Second, they bring crucial phytonutrients, including zinc and magnesium, to this tasty, satisfyingly textured dip. It makes a great snack, served with crudités such as baby carrots, cucumber slices, celery sticks, and strips of crunchy bell peppers. In addition to making superb sandwiches, hummus is also a salad’s best friend. Try adding a healthy dollop on top of your green salad and you will have a flavorful, filling meal.

  • 1 ¾ cups cooked Garbanzo Beans (or one 15-ounce can, drained and rinsed)
  • 2 tablespoons Hemp Seeds
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground Cumin
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Water

Blend all ingredients together in a food processor or blender until smooth.

Reprinted with permission from Super Seeds © 2014 by Kim Lutz, Sterling Publishing Co.  Photography by Bill Milne

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Fig Einsteins {Gluten-Free Family Favorites Giveaway}

by Cassidy Stockton in Gluten Free, Meatless Mondays, Recipes

Kelli and Peter Bronski, authors of Artisanal Gluten-Free Cooking and No Gluten, No Problem, bring you their newest book, Gluten-Free Family Favorites. With 75 recipes for feeding the whole family well on a gluten free diet, this book is a wonderful addition to a gluten free household—especially one that is overrun with tiny humans.These recipes run the gamut from breakfast basics to classy desserts, with everything in between. As a mom of a busy toddler, I was delighted to see recipes for snacks like these Fig Einsteins and Fruit Strips. Parents of gluten free kids who know how hard it is to replicate some of these treats will appreciate the step-by-step directions and clearly spelled out ingredients.

Gluten Free Family Favorites
The Experiment,
the publishers of this lovely book, have graciously offered a copy for one lucky winner. We will pair this book with all of the ingredients needed to make Kelli and Peter’s Artisan Gluten-Free Flour Blend (recipe below).  To enter, simply follow the prompts in the app at the bottom of the page. We will randomly select a winner from all who enter by 11:50 pm on 10/19/14. Head over to No Gluten, No Problem for even more amazing recipes and snag your own copy of this book here.

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Fig Einsteins

Makes 36 cookies  

You’ve heard of the Fig Newton, Nabisco’s classic treat—a flattened roll, with a fig paste filling contained inside a pastry that’s somewhere between a cake and a cookie. Now meet our Fig Einstein, the Newton’s gluten-free, made-from-scratch-at-home twin. Same great flavors and textures, minus the gluten.

Fig Filling

  • 1 cup (160 g) chopped, stemmed dried Figs
  • 1 cup (240 ml) Orange Juice
  • 2 tablespoons Honey
  • Zest of 1 Lemon

Dough

  • 1½ cups plus 2 tablespoons (204 g) Artisan GF Flour Blend (recipe below)
  • 1 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • ¼ cup (54 g) Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon GF Baking Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ¼ teaspoon Cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 6 tablespoons (¾ stick, 84 g) Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon GF Pure Vanilla Extract
  1. To make the filling, combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the liquid is absorbed and the mixture is thick, about 30 minutes. With either an immersion blender or conventional blender, puree the filling until fairly smooth. Refrigerate until cool.
  2. To make the dough, combine the flour, xanthan gum, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Cut the butter into chunks and work it into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter or your hands until the mixture resembles sand. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and vanilla. Add to the flour mixture and mix until dough forms.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  4. Roll the dough out between two pieces of plastic wrap to form a rectangle about 18 x 10 inches (45 x 25 cm). Remove the top piece of plastic wrap and set aside. Use a pizza cutter or knife to cut the dough into 9 equal rectangles. (Make two evenly spaced vertical cuts and two evenly spaced horizontal cuts. You’ll end up with rectangles about 6 x 3 inches/15 x 8 cm.)
  5. Keeping the dough on the bottom piece of plastic wrap, slide onto another baking sheet and place in the refrigerator until the filling has finished cooling, about 10 minutes.
  6. Remove the dough and fig filling from the refrigerator. Move one rectangle of dough to the reserved piece of plastic wrap and spread 1½ tablespoons of filling in a roughly 1-inch (2.5 cm) strip lengthwise down the center. Use the edge of the plastic wrap to lift one long side of the dough and fold over so the edge runs down the middle. Repeat with the other long side to create a tube. Press to slightly flatten. Place the tube seam-side down on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough and filling.
  7. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until slightly golden Cut each roll crosswise into 4 pieces while still hot, and immediately place in a container with a lid, ideally in a single layer (or in multiple layers separated by sheets of parchment paper). This allows the Fig Einsteins to steam while cooling, resulting in the soft, cake-like texture of the rolls.

High-altitude adjustment: Increase the flour to 1¾ cups.

Artisan Gluten-Free Flour Blend

1 cup of Artisan GF Flour Blend weighs 125 g.

Single batch: Makes about 3 cups 

Combine all ingredients and whisk well to mix thoroughly. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 months in the pantry or 6 months in the refrigerator.

Recipe from Gluten-Free Family Favorites: The 75 Go-To Recipes You Need to Feed Kids and Adults All Day Every Day, copyright © Kelli and Peter Bronski, 2014. Reprinted by permission of the publisher, The Experiment. Available wherever books are sold.

 

 

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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

by Cassidy Stockton in Gluten Free, Recipes

T’is the season- the pumpkin season that is. Maybe you’re a die-hard pumpkin fanatic or maybe you could skip it all together (in which case, it seems unlikely that you are even reading this), but from a recent poll on Facebook (and the endless stream of pumpkin recipes online right now), it’s clear that A LOT of people still enjoy the occasional pumpkin indulgence. I am not a huge fan of the overly sweet pumpkin lattes or decadent pumpkin cheesecakes, but I do like a nice pumpkin muffin, especially one that invited chocolate to the party. These easy pumpkin muffins are a great treat without being overly indulgent. They are just the ticket for me this time of year. Quick to whip up and wonderful while still warm, these muffins are perfect for beating back a gray day here in the Pacific Northwest.

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 Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

Directions

Step 1

Grease muffin tin and place on a baking sheet. Preheat oven to 375°F.

Step 2

Mix dry ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside.

Step 3

Whisk together eggs, oil, vanilla, pumpkin and sugar.

Step 4

Add dry ingredients, mixing with a spatula, alternating with the milk. Fold in chocolate chips.

Step 5

Using a muffin scoop, portion out into 12 greased muffin cups. These portions will be heaping, so divide accordingly.

Step 6

Bake with a tray underneath at 375°F for 25 minutes. Muffins will brown, but will stay soft when done.

*Vegan option: use a flaxseed mixture to replace the eggs (2 Tbsp flax with 6 Tbsp water for two eggs) and substitute whole milk with non dairy milk of your choice.

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Baked Apples with Muesli and Vanilla Drizzle

by Cassidy Stockton in Gluten Free, Recipes

An easy, delicious treat perfect for a post-apple picking adventure. This dessert really crosses the line into snack or, even breakfast. With only a small amount of sugar, the muesli filling is full of whole grain goodness perfect for any time of day. Mix up the filling for different occasions- try adding toasted pecans and dried apricots or replace the shredded coconut with dried cherries. We absolutely LOVE the slow cooker suggestion below. Talk about making your life easy! Put these in the slow cooker and head out for a day of fall adventuring. When you return home, the entire house will smell like cinnamon apples. Everyone will be happy to dig into the warm, apple-y goodness that awaits.

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Baked Apples with Muesli and Vanilla Drizzle

Ingredients

1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

2. Remove tops, cores and seeds of apples. Slice bottom just enough to help the apples sit flat in a casserole dish.

3. In a medium bowl, add muesli, butter, hazelnut meal, coconut, cinnamon and brown sugar, mashing gently with a fork until combined.

4. Using fingers, stuff each apple with mixture.

5. Bake for 35-45 minutes.

6. While baking, combine yogurt and vanilla. Serve apples hot, drizzled with vanilla yogurt sauce.

Note: these can also easily be left to cook overnight in a slow cooker. Place apples with topping (not including yogurt sauce) in a slow cooker and baking on low heat for 6 to 7 hours. Serve with yogurt drizzle. 

 

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What is it? Wednesday: Super-Fine Cake Flour

by Cassidy Stockton in What is it? Wednesday

What is cake flour? Cake flour is a low protein white flour made from wheat. Its fine texture makes it ideal for delicate cake baking. Unlike many other brands, our Super-Fine Cake Flour is simply highly sifted, finely ground wheat flour. Some brands add cornstarch to dilute otherwise high protein wheat flour (we call this a cheap trick around here). Instead of finding a low protein wheat, other manufacturers use the same high protein wheat and cut it with cornstarch. Our cake flour has not been bleached, another common practice among flour purveyors. While bleaching can help create perfectly white cakes and aid in the baking of a cake, our test kitchen produced stellar (and oh-so-delicious) white cakes. At Bob’s Red Mill, we think baking with chemically treated flours cut with cornstarch is a little yucky. No, thank you.

How is it different from all purpose flour? Cake flour is finer and contains less protein than all purpose flour. All purpose flour is designed to be just that- all purpose. All purpose flour is designed to make fine cakes and chewy breads. Cake flour is made with cake baking specifically in mind. It creates a lighter crumb that is perfect for delicate treats, soft cookies and airy cakes.

What is it? Wednesday: Cake Flour | Bob's Red Mill

Why does protein matter? Protein in wheat flour (aka gluten) gives baked goods structure and elasticity. For chewy breads and pizza crusts, you want to use a higher protein flour. Things like cakes and pie crusts need less elasticity, making cake flour an ideal choice.

Gluten is sticky and stretchy (think of a balloon). When leavening reacts and produces gasses in your baked good, gluten creates pockets that expand around these gasses, causing your baked good to rise. More gluten and high-power leavening (yeast) will make beautiful artisan breads with lovely air pockets. Less gluten and tamer leavening (baking soda, baking powder), make smaller bubbles and smaller air pockets. With a cake, you want tiny air pockets so that your cake melts in your mouth and doesn’t fall to bits.

Why would you use cake flour over all purpose flour? Because you can. When you want to make the most beautiful and delicious cake for a special occasion, why wouldn’t you want to use special ingredients? After all, a baked good is just another way of saying “I love you.” In all seriousness, though, cake flour produces a tender, more tightly packed crumb. It can be used for so much more than cakes, as well. It makes lovely cookies, delicate pie crusts and gorgeous pastries.

Is cake flour gluten free? Nope. It’s made from wheat. Even if it has less protein than other wheat flours, it’s still got plenty of gluten.

Is Bob’s Red Mill cake flour organic? No.

Is Bob’s Red Mill cake flour enriched? Yes. Bob’s Red Mill Super-Fine Cake Flour is enriched to government standards with niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin and folic acid.

Is cake flour whole grain? Absolutely not.

Is there a substitute for cake flour? Yes, while it’s not perfect, you can do what so many of us have done in a pinch- make your own. For every cup of all purpose flour, replace 1/8th of the flour with cornstarch. Blend together and sift, sift, sift. Joy the Baker has some good tips here.

Some of our favorite ways to enjoy cake flour: 

And some non-cakes…

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{Meatless Mondays} Freekeh Pilaf with Apricots and Almonds

by Cassidy Stockton in Meatless Mondays, Recipes

Freekeh might just be our new favorite grain. It has a lovely nutty flavor that hints at its smoky past and it cooks up in just 25 minutes—much faster than some of its whole grain brethren. This pilaf is a wonderful way to introduce your family to this special grain.  Cumin and coriander add warmth and zest to this dish that balance beautifully with the sweetness of apricots and almonds. Pair this with your favorite protein and a green salad for a easy, nutritious meal. This one is great for adding to your holiday recipe collection, as it would be a great alternative to wild rice stuffing. Get creative and swap out the apricots and almonds for your favorites to put a new spin on it. If you can’t get your hands on freekeh, bulgur would be a good substitute in this dish.

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Freekeh Pilaf with Apricots and Almonds

Contributed by:  Sarah House for Bob’s Red Mill Test Kitchen

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 30 – 35 minutes | Yield: 4 – 8 servings

  • ½ cup chopped Onion (70g)
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup sliced Almonds (28g)
  • 2 cloves minced Garlic (10g)
  • ¼ tsp ground Cumin
  • ¼ tsp ground Coriander
  • ½ tsp Salt plus additional to taste
  • 1 ½ cups Cracked Freekeh (280g)
  • 4 cups Vegetable Stock
  • 3 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • ¼ cup diced Apricots, about 8 (50g)

Step 1

Sauté onion in olive oil over medium heat for 3 minutes.  Add sliced almonds and cook for 3 minutes.  Add Bob’s Red Mill Cracked Freekeh and cook until slightly toasted, 1 – 2 minutes.

Step 2

Add garlic, spices and ½ tsp salt and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.  Add vegetable stock and lemon juice and bring to a boil.

Step 3

Add diced apricots, reduce heat, cover and cook until liquid has absorbed, about 25 – 30 minutes, stirring often.  Season to taste with salt.

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Cranberry Orange Almond Bread

by Cassidy Stockton in Recipes

A zesty quick bread perfect for fall, this Cranberry Orange Almond Bread is made using our whole wheat pastry flour for a little extra nutrition. This loaf would be a great hostess gift for the upcoming holiday season. Simply make a few loaves, wrap securely and freeze. Then, the morning before a party, remove from the freezer and add a bow or cute label (we love these). No hostess is going to turn down a loaf of homemade quick bread. We love this bread plain or with a little bit of butter. It’s not overly sweet, so you might prefer whipped honey butter or jam if you need a treat. It makes a great bread for breakfast or snacking any time of day.

Cranberry Orange Almond Bread | Bob's Red Mill

Cranberry Orange Almond Bread

  • 2 cups Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 6 Tbsp Butter, melted
  • 1 Egg
  • 2/3 cup Buttermilk
  • Zest of 1 large Orange
  • 1/3 cup fresh Orange Juice
  • 1/2 cup Almonds, chopped and toasted
  • 1 cup dried Cranberries

STEP 1 Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.

STEP 2 In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a small bowl, whisk together butter, egg, buttermilk, orange zest and orange juice. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Gently fold in almonds and cranberries.

STEP 3 Pour batter into prepared pan. Smooth top with spoon or spatula. Bake for 45–55 minutes, until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Move to wire rack to cool completely.

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4 Quick Meal Ideas for Toddlers

by Liz Della Croce in Recipes

Toddlers have a mind of their own which can make mealtime stressful for parents and kids alike. With a few simple strategies and a bit of patience, here are a few tips for making fast, healthy and toddler-friendly meals the whole family will love.

  • 6-Cup Muffin Tin Meals: Think outside the traditional round dinner plate and try serving your next meal in a 6-cup muffin tin instead. You can fill each cup with a variety of foods including meat, whole grains, roasted vegetables, salad and more. At breakfast, try filling one tin with yogurt, a second tin with granola and the remaining four tins with their favorite fresh fruits and seeds.
  • Snacks as a Meal: Instead of the traditional meat, rice and vegetable dinner why not try a composed meal made up of your toddler’s favorite snacks? Use a bento-style plate and fill it with string cheese, hummus, whole wheat pita bread, cherry tomatoes and apple slices. Serve with a glass of milk for even more protein and vitamins. As long as you offer a variety of options, snacks can easily turn into a well-rounded meal you can feel good about serving your toddler.
  • Avoid Food Fatigue: Toddlers, like adults, get tired of eating the same foods day after day. Since they are still developing language skills it can be difficult for them to express their food boredom and as a result they often shut down and simply refuse to eat the foods they once loved. Help combat food fatigue by offering more variety.

Try swapping out the usual potatoes or pasta with a tasty whole grain like farro, bulgur or spelt. These whole grains are chewy, nutty and extremely versatile. Serve them on their own or try this Autumn Harvest Spelt Pilaf made with fresh apples and pecans.

What are your go-to fast meal ideas for toddlers or kids of any age? Leave a comment below – we would love to hear your ideas!

The Lemon Bowl Head Shot 2013Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been creating delicious recipes using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality. Liz has appeared live on the TODAY Show and tapes regular cooking segments for her local NBC affiliate station. Through healthy eating and regular exercise, Liz has successfully achieved a personal weight loss milestone and has a passion for helping others reach similar goals. New in 2013, Liz launched Healthy Habits, a feature on The Lemon Bowl where her loyal readers and growing audience can find practical advice, resources and information on creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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Crockpot Shredded Chicken Fajita Chili

by Julia Mueller in Recipes

Earlier in the year, we teamed up with Muir Glen and some fabulous food bloggers to create some stellar chili recipes. This Crockpot Shredded Chicken Fajita Chili comes from one of our leading ladies- Julia Mueller of The Roasted Root. She has combined all of the wonderful spicy flavors of fajitas into a chili that you can throw in the slow cooker. A lady after our hearts, that’s for sure! You can speed this recipe up on the stove top if you need to, but I can’t think of anything I love more on a weeknight than coming home to a pot of soup that has been simmering all day. The house smells amazing and all I have to do is dish it up! Easy-peasy. Check out Julia’s bio below for info on how to keep up with her and enjoy this wonderful dish!

Cheers! -Cassidy

Crockpot Chicken Fajita Chili | Bob's Red Mill + The Roasted Root

Crockpot Shredded Chicken Fajita Chili

Ingredients:

  • 1 Yellow Onion, chopped
  • 3 Bell Peppers, assorted colors, cut into matchsticks
  • 2 Jalapeno Peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 6 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons Chili Powder
  • 2 tablespoon Cumin
  • 2 teaspoons Oregano
  • 2 teaspoons Coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher Salt, or to taste
  • 1 cup dry Garbanzo Beans
  • 1 28-ounce can Diced Tomatoes
  • 3 cups low sodium Chicken Broth
  • 2 lbs bone-in Chicken Pieces or 2 Chicken Breasts

Instructions:

  1. Pour the garbanzo beans into a bowl or container and fill with enough water to cover them. Soak overnight, or for at least 6 hours. Drain the beans and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium. Add the onion and sauté, stirring frequently, until softened, about 5 to 8 minutes.
  3. Add the bell peppers and garlic and sauté an additional 5 minutes.
  4. Transfer the veggies to your crock pot.
  5. Add the spices, beans, diced tomatoes, and broth, and stir everything together.
  6. Add the chicken pieces (or breasts) to the crock pot, pushing them toward the bottom so that they are submerged in liquid.
  7. Place your crock pot on the low setting and allow it to cook for 8 hours.
  8. When the chili is ready, taste it for seasoning. Add salt, hot sauce, or additional spices if desired.
  9. Using a slotted spoon or tons, pull the chicken pieces out of the crock pot and place them on a cutting board.
  10. Use two forks to shred the meet off the bones and discard all of the bones.
  11. Place the shredded chicken back into the crock pot and mix it in with the chili.
  12. Serve chili with sour cream, cheese, and your other favorite chili toppings.

JuliaMuellerJulia Mueller’s two greatest passions are food and the great outdoors. Creator of the food blog, The Roasted Root, Julia enjoys whipping up and photographing nutrient-dense recipes that are healthful yet comforting, and are approachable to make any night of the week. Most of her recipes are vegetable and meat-based, gluten-free and refined-sugar free. Julia is also the author of the cookbooks, Delicious Probiotic Drinks, and Let Them Eat Kale! An avid mountain biker and snowboarder, Julia enjoys balancing work with playing outside in the mountains. Keep up with her onFacebook and Twitter.

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