Vegan Broccoli Chickpea Breadsticks

These vegan breadsticks are baby led weaning friendly, easy to grab, and packed with protein and vegetables, made from chickpea flour.

Vegan Broccoli Chickpea Breadsticks

If you’ve ever had socca, you may recognize this recipe. Socca is made from two ingredients (as are these breadsticks!) – just water and chickpea flour. It creates a firm but soft-enough-for-babies flatbread that can be transformed into food for baby – and adults!

These chickpea breadsticks are made with broccoli, chickpea flour, and water. They’re great for baby, because they pack a great nutritional punch: protein, iron, and vitamins like B-6.

Vegan Broccoli Chickpea Breadsticks

Luca gobbled these up – and they can be cut into whatever shapes you like! And stir in some extra spices or seasonings to amp up the flavor.

I served these to him with some veggie marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese for a calcium boost, extra veggies and great flavor. He loved those too!

However you enjoy these breadsticks, I’m sure they’ll be a hit! They’re freezer friendly too, just make sure you divide the layers with parchment paper, because they stick easily together.

Vegan Broccoli Chickpea Breadsticks


Serves 21 large rectangular breadsticks

Vegan Broccoli Chickpea Breadsticks

10 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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  • 2 cups garbanzo bean flour (chickpea flour)
  • 2.5 cups water
  • 2 cups finely chopped broccoli florets
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Stir the flour and water together in a large bowl well, making sure the flour mixes with the water and there aren't any pockets of flour. This will take a few minutes.
  3. Stir in the broccoli florets and garlic powder to combine. Pour the mixture into a half sheetpan. Carefully transfer to the oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown on the outside and firm. The longer the breadsticks cool for, the firmer they get, so keep that in mind in case yours seem gooey or too soft. Cut into preferred shapes and sizes (get creative with cookie cutters!) Serve or freeze.

Vegan Broccoli Chickpea Breadsticks


  1. Ali, How do you think it would hold up in a lunch box / backpack? I am looking for ideas on protein snacks that are nut free that my 1st grader can have as an after-school snack at her program (so no refrigeration). Because dealing with a HANGRY irrational little lady in the 30 minutes between when we walk in the door and dinner is on the table is not for the faint of heart. Thanks You
  2. I can’t find chickpea flour at any local stores. Do you think this would work with almond flour?
  3. Did you mean bake in a quarter sheet pan? I used a half sheet pan and they came out too thin, almost cracker-like. Great flavor though!
  4. Just made it, baby loves it! I had never seen him eating something like he did, he had a whole slice! Thanks for the recipe!
  5. Dumb question alert! Do you need to steam the broccoli first to make sure it is extra soft for BLW?
  6. Hi alli, I tried in a half sheet pan (12x17) they are super thin.. did you use a quarter sheet pan? Thanks!

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