Recipes: Chickpea Pancakes

by Pamela Morgan, Flirting with Flavors

Recipes: Chickpea Pancakes

Do you like pancakes? I know I do. I remember waking up on Sunday morning in Wichita Falls, Texas and my mom would be flipping pancakes, and the smell in our house would be so delicious. Now that’s such a nice memory.

I love making pancakes for my own family but I’ve been looking for a more nutritious way to make them with no gluten and less sugar.  I found a delicious alternative… chickpea flour.

The Italians have been using it for hundreds of years; and it has a boatload of fiber and protein.

I prepared two different chickpea pancake recipes. one savory and one sweet.

This recipe is completely versatile so feel free to change up the toppings. You can sauté mushrooms, onions, and chicken to make a delicious dinner, or make it into a taco night with ground turkey, taco seasoning, and condiments.

Watch the video to see how I combine them with different superfoods to make a delicious and healthy brunch.

Sweet Chickpea Pancakes  Print This Post Print This Post

Recipes: Chickpea PancakesPrep Time: 15m |Cook Time: 10m|Total Time: 25m

Serves: 4|Yield: 8 pancakes

Ingredients

Pancake

  • 2 cups chickpea flour
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Papaya Salsa

  • 1 papaya, cubed with seeds
  • 1 cup blueberry
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberry, puree
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
  • 1/2 cup coconut syrup

Instructions

Pancakes

  1. In a large bowl add all ingredients and stir to combine. Start adding the water in slowly all the time whisking to combine.
  2. Mix until all lumps are removed, and the batter has thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon
  3. Let the batter rest for 10 minutes.
  4. Heat large cast iron skillet until smoking hot. Add 2 tbsp EVOO.
  5. Using a ladle, spoon about 1/2 cup of batter into pan for each pancake.
  6. Cook the pancake for 2 minutes on each side. Cooking time depends on the thickness of the pancakes.
  7. Layer the pancakes on a plate after cooking to lock in moisture, and heat.

Papaya Salsa

In a large bowl mix all fruit salsa ingredients together. Let the fruit juices macerate for 5 minutes.

Serve

Top each pancake off with a little bit of fruit salsa, and some fresh mint for garnish. Drizzle with more coconut syrup or you can use maple syrup.

Savory Chickpea Pancake Print This Post Print This Post

Recipes: Chickpea PancakesPrep Time: 15m | Cook Time: 10m|Total Time: 25m

Serves: 4|Yield: 8 pancakes

Ingredients

Pancake

  • 2 cups chickpea flour
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon thyme, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Avocado Salsa

  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • 1 cup tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion, chopped
  • 2 scallion, thinly sliced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro

Instructions

Pancakes

  1. In a large bowl add all dry ingredients. Start slowly whisking in the water.
  2. Mix for 5 minutes until all lumps are removed, and the batter has thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon
  3. Let the batter rest for 10 minutes
  4. Heat large cast iron skillet until smoking hot. Add 2 tbsp EVOO.
  5. Using a ladle, spoon in the pancake batter. Each pancake should be about 1/2 cup of batter.
  6. Cook the pancake for 2 minutes on each side depending on the thickness of the pancakes.
  7. Transfer pancakes to a plate, and layer the pancakes after cooking to lock in moisture, and heat

Avocado Salsa

In a large bowl mix all chopped vegetables together, squeeze lime juice, and add the salt

Mix the salsa together, and let the juices macerate for 5 minutes before serving

Serve

Top each pancake off with a little bit of salsa, and garnish with fresh cilantro.

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Recipes: Cioppino – Italian Seafood Stew  Cookbook author and entertaining expert, Pamela Morgan is the owner of NYC based Flirting with Flavors, where she offers exclusive cooking parties, inspirational seminars and special events. She is highly regarded as a special event planner, culinary consultant, cookbook author, and is a food & entertaining editor for Hamptons’s Cottages and Gardens.   Pamela sees food as a flirtation: sexy, provocative, and a little mysterious. Her desire is to teach you how to flirt your way into a full on passion for cooking and entertaining! Visit her web site for recipes, entertaining inspiration and much more.

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