top down view of savory chickpea pancake on a white plate with fork.

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Gluten free, healthy and filling, this delicious savory chickpea pancake is perfect anytime of day. Filled with veggies of choice, all you need is one!


  • 2/3 cup chickpea flour (aka white garbanzo bean flour)
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/2 heaping teaspoon baking soda (can be optional)
  • pinch of turmeric (will give it a yellow color), optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • mineral salt, to taste
  • juice of 1/2 small lemon or 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar


  • 2/3 cup greens (kale or spinach), julienned and loosely packed
  • small handful mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 shallot, finely diced
  • 7 grape tomatoes, halved or quartered depending on the size


Preheat griddle on medium.

Mix: In a medium size bowl, combine flour, water, baking soda, optional turmeric, cumin, garlic powder and salt to taste. Mix well ensuring all the flour lumps are gone. Add in lemon, stir and you will notice the batter rise and foam a bit. Add in veggies and combine thoroughly. (Note: I don’t really measure the vegetables, so this is an approximation)

Cook: Pour 1/2 of the mixture onto the preheated griddle or skillet. You can use your spatula to move the veggies around and flatten as needed if they are piled up in areas. Also you can help make your pancake round by gently pushing in the edges where needed. There may be times when it appears that you have more veggies than batter, don’t panic….in a few minutes the batter will puff up from the baking soda and fill in making it look fluffy and full. Let cook for 5 minutes. Flip and cook another 5 – 7 minutes, making sure the batter cooks throughout.

Serve with your choice of condiments. A thinned hummus would also be great! Pairs well with fresh fruit on the side.

Makes 2 pancakes

Store: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days, in a covered container. Reheat in the toaster oven or microwave.


Try mixing and matching any of the following…

  • Greens – kale, spinach, arugula, chard, dandelions, parsley or cilantro.
  • Other veggies (slice, dice or grate any of the following) – scallions, onion, shallots, garlic, tomatoes or sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, zucchini, bell peppers, carrots, jalapenos, asparagus, broccoli, peas, green chilies, etc…
  • Spices – garam masala, cayenne, garlic powder, cumin, red pepper flakes, thyme, nutritional yeast, cracked pepper, curry, coriander, ground chipotle, summer savory, etc…
  • Toppings – hummus, salsa, avocado, harissa, sweet chili sauce or hot sauce all come to mind.