These vegan chickpea flour pancakes are a healthier alternative to your favorite fluffy pancake recipe. Loaded with protein, they’re also simple to make, gluten-free, and perfect for breakfast or brunch!

 

Okay, so you’re probably wondering how I came up with the idea for these Vegan Chickpea Flour Pancakes. I’ll tell you. It all started when my husband and I visited his family in the town, where he grew up. There is one thing that they always have in abundance at his family Thanksgiving — pancakes!

While traditional pancakes aren’t necessarily considered super healthy and my taste buds just aren’t into any of those options so I decided to create my own vegan version! I was trying to find one that was healthy and would satisfy my cravings for pancakes. I came up with this recipe after trying different vegan versions. These vegan chickpea flour pancakes were an instant hit!

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These vegan chickpea flour pancakes were delicious and I couldn’t believe how much they tasted like animal-based pancakes!

So if you’re looking for a delicious breakfast recipe that fits into the vegan diet, then look no further than these pancakes. Vegan Chickpea Flour Pancakes are the perfect weekend breakfast or a light lunch recipe.

With this gluten-free and vegan recipe, you can make pancakes that taste just like a traditional pancake, but without the use of eggs or dairy products. They are delicious, fluffy, and incredibly versatile. You can serve them as is, or top them with your favorite fat-free spread.

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Why Do You Like This Vegan Pancake?

  • Amazingly delicious. It’s not uncommon for pancakes to come out tasteless, but that certainly isn’t the case with these.
  • Light and fluffy. Although fluffy pancakes might be challenging to master, these ones don’t require any special ingredients.
  • Gluten-free and sugar-free.
  • Easy and good for beginners.
  • Healthy, requiring only natural ingredients.
  • Just a few ingredients are required for this recipe: chickpea flour, tomato, green chili, red chili, carom seed, turmeric, cilantro, and oil.
  • You’ll adore the thick and fluffy texture.
  • Perfect to make on the weekends when you have more time and want to treat yourself and your loved ones to a delicious breakfast.
  • Perfect for dinnertime snacks as well!
  • Per serving, there are 300 calories, 14 grams of plant-based protein, and 6 grams of fiber.
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Ingredients For Vegan Chickpea Flour Pancakes

  • Chickpea flour
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Turmeric
  • Red chili/ cayenne powder
  • Carom seeds
  • Red onion
  • Chili finely chopped
  • Cilantro
  • Tomato
  • Oil
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How To Make Vegan Chickpea Flour Pancakes?

  1. In a bowl, combine the chickpea flour and ½ – ¾ cup of water to make a thin lump-free batter.
  2. Add the salt, turmeric, red chili powder, carom seeds, onion, green chili, and cilantro, and mix well. Let the batter sit for 5 minutes.
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  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat. When the skillet is hot, drizzle a few drops of oil on the skillet. Spread the oil using a paper towel. Pour a ladle full (1/4 to 1/3 cup) of the batter onto the skillet. Spread the batter by moving the skillet to make a pancake. Drizzle a few drops of oil on the edges of the pancake.
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  1. Cook until the edges start to leave the pan and the bottom is golden brown, 4 to 6 minutes. Flip and cook for 2 to 4 minutes.
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  1. Continue to make the rest of the pancakes.
  2. Serve hot with tomato sauce or green chutneys. Chillas can also be stuffed with roasted veggies.
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How To Store Leftovers?

In a covered container, leftovers can be kept in the fridge for up to 4 days. Use a microwave or a toaster oven to reheat.

They keep nicely in the freezer for a month without losing any flavor or texture. They should be kept in a freezer-safe container. Reheat them just before serving after allowing them to reach room temperature.

What To Serve With Vegan Chickpea Flour Pancakes

On their own, savory vegan pancakes made with chickpea flour may taste a little dry. Because of this, they are frequently eaten with salsa, chutney, spreads, or sauces.

My Easy Avocado dip is my go-to side when serving these savory pancakes.

Tips For No Stick Pancakes Every Time

  • These pancakes typically stick to the skillet, which is a concern. This thin batter, which is comparable to crepe batter, sticks to the nonstick pan. Use a cast iron or excellent nonstick skillet.
  • Don’t thin out the batter too much.
  • Before adding the batter, ensure that the pan is hot.
  • After you’ve poured the pancake, don’t interfere with it; just let it cook. When the edges start to look cooked, the pancake will come loose from the pan on its own.
  • When the first side is golden, flip it over and cook the second side for about 2 minutes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Chickpea Flour?

Chickpea flour is made by grinding up raw chickpeas. It is also called gram, besan, or garbanzo flour.

Are Chickpea Pancakes Healthy?

Yes, chickpeas flour pancakes are extremely healthy. They are prepared with chickpea flour. Chickpeas contain all nine essential amino acids, each of which is necessary for optimal body function and is regarded as a complete protein source. They are ideal for vegetarians and vegans because “Chickpeas are also a superb source of non-animal protein.

Vitamins and minerals are also abundant in chickpeas. These include iron, vitamins A, E, and C, magnesium, potassium, folate, and choline. All of which offer so many health benefits, including:

Control Blood Sugar

When it comes to controlling your blood sugar, chickpeas may help in a number of ways. They have a low glycemic index (GI), which gauges how rapidly your blood sugar rises after eating. It has been shown that eating a range of low GI meals can aid in controlling blood sugar levels.

Chickpeas’ protein and fiber content may also aid in controlling blood sugar levels. Fiber slows down the absorption of carbohydrates, causing blood sugar levels to rise gradually as opposed to abruptly. Protein-rich diets may help to keep blood sugar levels regular by promoting blood sugar regulation.

Lower Cholesterol

Soluble fiber from chickpeas has also been shown to reduce triglycerides and LDL (bad) cholesterol.

Reduce Your Cancer Risk

Several studies suggest that eating chickpeas frequently can lower your chance of developing various cancers.

This is because it stimulates the body to create butyrate, an anti-inflammatory fatty acid found in colon cells, hence decreasing the likelihood of getting colon cancer.

Help With Digestion

Fiber also aids digestion by promoting regular bowel movements and boosting the number of beneficial bacteria in the gut.

Promote Weight Loss

The protein and fiber in chickpeas may aid in appetite control. Protein and fiber combine synergistically to slow digestion, hence promoting fullness. Additionally, protein may enhance your body’s levels of appetite-suppressing hormones.

Boost Your Mental Health

Chickpeas may enhance cognitive performance and brain health because of their exceptional nutrient composition.

This is partly because they contain a lot of choline, a vitamin that supports brain function.

Additionally, chickpeas contain a lot of magnesium, which is vital for healthy nerves.

Additionally, studies indicate that a variety of nutrients found in these legumes, including magnesium, selenium, and zinc may help to reduce depression and anxiety.

Can I Freeze Vegan Chickpea Flour Pancakes?

Making a few batches of these chickpea flour pancakes and freezing them makes them convenient in the mornings when you’re busy. These can be frozen and reheated with ease. Allow the pancakes to cool completely before placing them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and flash-freezing them for a few weeks.

Professional tip: keep the pancakes in individual servings so that you may take out one when needed!

Can I Add Veggies?

Absolutely! Boiled vegetables, such as cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, potatoes, or bok choy, can be added to these pancakes. Add them with the ingredients listed above to a food processor and process until smooth. Then proceed with the recipe as usual.

What Else Can You Use Chickpea Flour For?

You can use chickpea flour to make mixtures for deep frying or other meals and use it as a binding element in Fritters, and veggie burgers. The flour can also be used as a thickening agent for sauces, soups, and stews.

Is Chickpea Flour The Same As Gram Flour?

Besan is not the same as chickpea flour. A flour made from split brown chickpeas or chana dal is known as besan or gram flour. White chickpeas are processed into chickpea flour, also known as garbanzo flour. Similar flavors but different flour.

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Nutrition

(Per serving)
  • Energy: 133 kcal / 556 kJ
  • Fat: 2.6 g
  • Protein: 6.7 g
  • Carbs: 21.7 g

Cook Time

  • Preparation: 10 min
  • Cooking: 10 min
  • Ready in: 20 min
  • For: 6 Servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine the chickpea flour and 1/2 - 3/4 cup water to make a thin lump-free batter.
  2. Add the salt, turmeric, red chili powder, carom seeds, onion, and cilantro, and mix well. Let the batter sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium heat. When the skillet is hot, drizzle a few drops of oil on the skillet. Spread the oil using a paper towel.
  4. Pour a ladle full (1/4 to 1/3 cup) of the batter onto the skillet. Spread the batter by moving the skillet to make a pancake.
  5. Drizzle a few drops of oil on the edges of the pancake. Cook until the edges start to leave the pan and the bottom is golden brown, 4 to 6 minutes.
  6. Flip the pancakes and cook for 2 to 4 minutes.
  7. Continue to make the rest of the pancakes. Serve hot with tomato sauce or green chutneys.
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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.