Chickpea pancakes are a great way to eat more beans, a great plant-based protein. These are the ultimate “protein pancakes” since they are made with whole foods, ingredients— no artificial or highly processed ingredients. It offers a nice balance of both protein and fiber from the chickpea flour.
The chickpea flour is a bit more dense than regular flour, so they will be more cake like than a typical pancake. Use more water for a thinner pancake. Top it with healthy ingredients like berries, cashew cream, and date paste. Enjoy!
- 1 cup chickpea flour*
- 1-2 ripe banana(s)*
- 1/2- 1 cup water
- 2-3 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1-2 teaspoons vanilla
- Berries, fresh or frozen
- Cashew cream or nut/ seed butter of choice
- Date paste, for more sweetness
- Pour the chickpea flour into a small mixing bowl.
- In a high speed blender, combine 1 or 2 bananas with the water, cinnamon, and vanilla (see notes). Blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into the bowl with the chickpea flour. Whisk together until all the lumps are out and it's well combined. Optional to lightly mash a banana in a small bowl and stir in.
- Heat a skillet or a pan on low-medium heat. Without oil, measure about 2 Tbsp to 1/4 cup of the batter and pour onto a warm skillet. If your batter is thick, use the back of a spoon, carefully spread out to make it thinner. Allow it to cook for a few minutes, it'll be ready when the texture starts to change, the batter starts to bubble, and the bottom is a light golden brown. Flip the pancake and cook on the other side for a few minutes. Continue this step until all the batter is complete.
- Top the pancakes with fruit. You could also add some date paste (pitted dates blended with water until smooth-make it thin enough to drizzle over the cakes). Add some nut butter, or drizzle it with a cashew cream (1/2 cup cashews blended with 1/2 cup water until smooth). Enjoy!
- Serves 2-4 people
- 1/2 cup water and 1 banana will make a dense cake. Add up to 1 cup of water to make it lighter or use 2 bananas and 3/4 cup water for a lighter cake. You can also swap in 1 cup of oat flour, which is easy to make in your blender. You will want to make sure your blender is dry before blending. Add in 1 cup of oats and blend until fine like flour.