Gluten free savoury pancakes lightly spiced and flavoured with spring onion and herbs makes these a perfect filling breakfast or lunch. Chickpea flour (also known as gram or besan flour) is rich in protein and fibre and packed with vitamins and minerals including folate B vitamins, magnesium, iron and zinc. The pancakes can be prepared in advance and reheated with the filling when needed.

Chickpea Pancakes with Spicy Vegetables


Difficulty – Easy

Time – 15 minutes preparation, 10-15 minutes cooking

Serves – 2

What’s good about it?

Chickpea (gram flour) flour is rich in protein and fibre making it an ideal nutritious gluten free and vegan option

  1. In a small bowl, beat together the chickpea flour, garlic powder, salt, pepper, baking powder, and nutritional yeast flakes.
  2. Add the water and whisk well until smooth and not lumpy.
  3. Stir in the spring onion and red pepper and herbs
  4. Heat the oil in a frying pan until hot. Pour in half of the batter and spread it out over the pan. Cook on each side for 2-3 minutes. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  5. Top with additional herbs, onion, salsa if wished.

Did you Know?

You could fill these pancakes with spicy beans or grated vegan cheese for a more substantial dish.

Serves 2

Olive oil for frying

45g chickpea flour

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp sea salt

Black pepper

1/2 tsp baking powder

1tbsp nutritional yeast flakes

125ml water

1 spring onion, finely sliced

1/4 chopped red pepper

Handful of chopped fresh herbs (e.g parsley, coriander etc)

To serve: additional spring onions, herbs, salsa etc