Grain-free and vegan split pea flatbread that is filling and adaptable. They are vegan, oil-free, sugar-free, high in fiber, and protein-rich.

There is a lot of talk about eating low-carb or even a keto diet. People are going out of their way to track their macros and make sure that everything they eat does not spike their blood sugar. However, those people who want to live the keto lifestyle, but also want to enjoy some tasty flatbreads don’t have many choices.

So, there you have it – a flatbread recipe for all cravings.

I like this flatbread served with Instant Pot Pinto Beans or Daal Makhni, along with some salsa and guacamole. But honestly, it’s just as good by itself.

finished flatbreads in hand

I have been on a quest all year, trying to find a low-carb flatbread that is tasty and satisfying. Of course, it is not always easy to find one you like. Some low-carb flatbreads taste like cardboard, and some are very oily. And some are just way too salty for my taste buds!

But finally, I succeeded in preparing my desired flatbread which is low in carbs, almost oil-free, vegan, and gluten-free.

This recipe yielded a pretty good low-carb flatbread that is somewhere between a tortilla and an actual store-bought flatbread. It is easy, tasty, and does not have a lot of heavy ingredients to bog you down. Plus, it’s really easy to customize with the spices you like best.

Let’s delve into the details and figure out how to make split peas flatbreads. But,

  

As always, I suggest you don’t skip reading the useful information included in the blurb.

Common Recipes

See also Gram Flour flatbread (Besan Roti) and Gluten-Free Flatbread.

 

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What Are Split Peas?

Split peas are a legume family member. They are dried field peas without the outer skin. They are then divided in two. In the beans area of your local grocery store, split peas are simple to get. 

Are Split Peas Healthy?

The nutritional profile of green peas is outstanding. Green peas have a low-calorie count and are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. They include a lot of protein and fiber as well.

Green peas are abundant in fiber and one of the greatest plant-based protein sources.

Consuming protein raises your body’s levels of several hormones that suppress appetite. In conjunction with fiber, protein slows digestion and increases feelings of fullness.

Several characteristics of green peas may promote blood sugar regulation. To begin with, they don’t cause a drastic spike in blood sugar levels after consumption (as measured by the glycemic index, or GI). It has been demonstrated that diets high in low-GI foods are beneficial for controlling blood sugar levels.

Green peas are also a good source of protein and fiber, which may help with blood sugar regulation.

Numerous qualities of green peas may aid in the treatment and prevention of several chronic diseases, including diabetes, cancer, and heart disease.

Magnesium, potassium, and calcium are a few of the heart-healthy nutrients found in green peas.

Regular consumption of green peas may lower the chance of developing cancer, largely as a result of their antioxidant content and anti-inflammatory properties. Additionally, green peas include saponins, a type of plant compound with anti-cancer properties.

Why You Will Like This Low Carb Flatbread?

Low Carb Flatbread will satisfy your cravings for a healthful low carb lifestyle. This flatbread is delicious as it is nutritious, light, and fluffy, yet firm enough to crumble apart while cooking.

Furthermore, you guys are aware of how much I adore dishes with fewer ingredients (It is made with just four ingredients).

Additionally, it is:

  • Easy to prepare.
  • Ready in 15 minutes
  • Full of protein
  • Filling and healthy
  • Gluten-free
  • Almost oil-free
  • Very excellent!

It can be used both as an accompaniment to Healthy Meals and as a snack option!

green split soaking in a silver bowl

Ingredients For Low Carb Flatbread

  • Green split peas
  • Chia seeds
  • Salt
  • Water
Rinsing green split peas

How To Make Low-Carb Flatbread?

  1. Sort and wash split peas, and soak them overnight. The following day, drain water, rinse, and add split peas to a blender with chia seeds, and salt.
  2. Add Water and process until the batter is smooth.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high, and lightly grease the skillet. Add about ⅓ cup of batter, spread it into a thin layer with the back of a large spoon, and cook until bubbly and the edges are brown about 3 minutes.
  4. Flip the flatbread and cook for another 3 minutes.
  5. Flip the flatbread and serve.
in the blender has split peas, ground flaxseeds water, salt

What To Serve with Low-Carb Flatbread?

  • Curry and stews go perfectly with low-carb flatbread, but it also works well as a side for soups and salads.
  • You could always simply add some cheese or pesto to make it a meal because it is substantial for bread.
  • You can also serve it with mint and tomato chutney.
  • You can serve it as a sandwich or wrap, but I’ll also share a recipe for a low-carbohydrate pizza using this flatbread that you’ll like too.

I like this flatbread served with Instant Pot Pinto Beans or Daal Makhni, along with some salsa and guacamole. But honestly, it’s just as good by itself.

flatbread batter in skillet

Storing Suggestions

Store: The leftover low-carb flatbread can be kept refrigerated for up to a week in an airtight container.

Freeze: The flatbread can be frozen for up to two months if stored in a zippered freezer bag or an airtight container.

Variations You Can Make To This Recipe

Here are some variations and suggestions to make this recipe spicy and flavorful:

  • Sprinkle sesame seed or chili pepper flakes on top or add them to the dough. You can also use green chili paste, though it will have a different flavor.
  • If neither is available, you can substitute red chili paste.
  • Use any seasonings or preferred fresh or dried herbs, such as rosemary.
  • If you don’t have green split peas, you can also use yellow split peas or lentils to make low-carb flatbread.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Does Split Pea Flatbread Taste?

These flatbreads’ unusual texture and flavor are the biggest surprises. They have a creamy texture that is somewhat reminiscent of a crepe and are robust like a flatbread should be. Without knowing how they were made, a person eating them may believe they were prepared using eggs.

And the flavor?

The flatbread made from green peas has a pleasant vegetal flavor in my opinion, and it would be amazing with some herbs (such as fresh parsley, cilantro, rosemary, basil? Incorporating any of these into the batter would be fantastic! There are so many great options to explore.

Besides, they are bendable, yes.

Are Green Split Peas Low Carb?

Yes. 0.25 cups of green Split Peas provide 32g total carbohydrates, 15g net carbohydrates, 11g protein, 1g fat, and 170 calories. The daily recommended amount of carbs is between 225 and 325 grams.

Is This Flatbread High In Carbs?

Most flatbreads are usually high carb but this flatbread is not.  As in one cup of cooked split peas, there are 40.2g of total carbs. If you eat only one flatbread (which is prepared by a thin layer of the mixture, it’ll contain very few carbs per serving).

Are Peas Keto Friendly?

Not all legumes are suitable for a ketogenic diet, which is bad news. If eaten in moderation, green peas are keto-friendly. The regular serving size may have too many carbs; however, modest amounts can be consumed safely on this diet.

Which Is Healthier Yellow Or Green Split Peas?

Split peas are dry, peeled, and split green peas. The two types come in green and yellow. The nutritional value and health advantages of both are similar.

Can You Freeze Low Carb Flatbread?

Yes, low-carb flatbread can be frozen. Two practical methods exist for doing this.

Freeze Flatbread: The flatbreads are prepared, as usual, let to cool completely, and then put into separate freezer bags. One should be defrosted at room temperature the day before eating, then reheated in the microwave for five minutes.

Freezing Dough: Make the dough, shape it into a ball, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap, and place it in the freezer. When you’re ready to use it, totally defrost it before shaping it into flatbread pieces. Cook as usual.

Are Split Peas Good For Weight Loss?

Split peas can greatly help you in your efforts to lose weight because they are high in protein and fiber. Because it keeps you feeling fuller for longer, even a small quantity of this cuisine is filling. Additionally, it lacks fat and is nutrient-dense (high in iron, magnesium, zinc, folate, vitamins B1, B5, and K, etc.).

What Is The Difference Between Bread And Flatbread?

Flatbread is unleavened; it is a kind of bread that is baked without the addition of yeast or leavening enzymes.

Is Naan Bread the Same as Flatbread?

Both pita bread and Naan bread are referred to as flatbreads. They are both made with yeast-raised dough. The main difference between them is that Naan is typically made with a base of egg and yogurt, which thickens and provides it with a distinctive texture when cooked.

Foods that go Good with Flatbread:

  1. Turnip Peas Bahija
  2. Basil Hummus
  3. Tofu Curry with Cauliflower
  4. Eggplant Fatteh
Flatbread in hand

 

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Nutrition

(Per serving)
  • Energy: 186 kcal / 777 kJ
  • Fat: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 12.7 g
  • Carbs: 30.7 g

Cook Time

  • Preparation: 10 min
  • Cooking: 24 min
  • Ready in: 34 min
  • For: 4 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Sort and wash split peas, and soak them overnight. The following day, drain water, rinse and add split peas to a blender with ground flaxseeds or chia seeds, and salt.
  2. Add Water and process until batter is smooth.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high, and lightly grease the skillet. Add about ⅓ cup of batter, spread it into a thin layer with the back of a large spoon, and cook until bubbly and the edges are brown about 3 minutes.
  4. Flip the flatbread, and cook for another 3 minutes.
  5. Flip the flatbread and serve.
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.