Enjoy these easy, fluffy, gluten-free and vegan chickpea flour pancakes for a healthy, hearty breakfast any day of the week.
- 2/3 cup (80 g) chickpea flour
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1–2 tbsp maple syrup or coconut sugar
- 1/3 cup water (80 ml)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract, optional
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon, optional
- Pre-heat a non-stick skillet, crepe pan or pancake griddle over medium heat.
- Mix the chickpea flour, salt and baking powder together in a mixing bowl using a fork or whisk to help break up any clumps and distribute the baking powder and salt. If you’re using a dry sweetener, mix that in as well.
- Add the water and liquid sweetener if you didn’t use a dry one (and vanilla and cinnamon, if using) and mix until you have a smooth batter with no lumps. The batter will be quite thick and not quite pourable. With the water amount as written the pancakes will be very thick and fluffy. If you prefer thinner pancake or crepes, you can add more water to thin the batter until it’s easily pourable. Note that the raw batter may have a pronounced beany and slightly bitter taste but that will cook out once you make the pancakes.
- Let the batter rest for a few minutes while the pan finishes heating.
- Once the pan is hot, add a light coating of non-stick cooking spay, if needed, then add approximately 1/4 cup portions of the batter to the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes until the edges look dry and firm and a few bubbles have appeared.
- Flip the pancakes and cook for another 30 seconds to 1 minute until cooked through.
- Repeat until you’ve used up all the batter then add your favourite pancake toppings and enjoy!
Sweetening options: For sugar-free pancakes, use about 15 drops liquid organic stevia, approximately 1 tsp stevia powder or 1-2 tbsp monk fruit sweetener. To make them refined sugar-free, use coconut sugar or pure maple syrup, start with 1 tbsp and add up to 2 tbsp, to taste. Cane sugar and other refined sugars work as well, it’s your choice.
Nutritional information includes 1 tbsp maple syrup. If you make them sugar-free, they’ll be 252 calories per serving with 4F/43C/14P.
You can adjust this recipe to however many servings you want by using more or less chickpea flour and water. You can also adjust the thickness of the pancakes. I like them quite thick, so I don’t use much water. For thinner pancakes, to stretch the batter further, or to make crepes, use more water to create a thinner batter.
This recipe only serves 1 so feel free to double or triple it as needed.
For best results, use a kitchen scale to weigh the chickpea flour. It should be 80 grams, however, I make this recipe often with just 60 grams as well, so as long as it’s between 60-80 grams you should be good.
Some readers have found these too salty but I still use 1/4 tsp. If you’re sensitive to salt, consider reducing it to 1/8 tsp salt. This may depend on the baking powder used as the sodium content varies from brand to brand. Also make sure you’re using baking powder and not baking soda, which as a much higher sodium content.
- Serving Size: 1 batch
- Calories: 304
- Sugar: 18 g
- Sodium: 636 mg
- Fat: 4 g
- Carbohydrates: 56 g
- Fiber: 7 g
- Protein: 14 g
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