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Recipe For Gluten-Free Chickpea Flour Pancake

Leftovers For Lunch: Chickpea Flour Pancake

Are you tired of boring leftovers? Check out OnSugar blog Fresh Tart's great idea to serve them on chickpea flour pancakes for a change of pace.

I'll just cut to the chase — there is no better way to eat leftovers than atop a chickpea flour pancake. The pancake itself is so flavorful, it could breathe new life into almost any topping. It also takes 3 minutes to make — chickpea flour, stirred with some water, fried in a tiny bit of olive oil, done. Depending on what I'm topping it with, I might stir in a dash of seasoning, say curry powder or cumin. But I often don't even bother. Today's topping was a spoonful of leftover spaghetti meat sauce, sauteed with a handful of spinach. After it landed on the pancake, I added a crumble of feta cheese. It was, hands down, one of the best meals I've had all week.

I'm already jealous of this delectable-looking lunch! If you want to see her recipe and more fabulous filling ideas, just keep reading.

You could add a spot of last night's pork roast, sliced thin and quickly sauteed with the two florets of stir-fried cauliflower sitting next to the milk. That dash of curry might be really nice. Include a spoonful of chutney and you'll forget your name for a minute.


Of course you don't need leftovers to enjoy a chickpea flour pancake. Stir one up, fill it with cheese and sprinkle of fresh thyme, fold it over quesadilla-style. Nice.

Or — you know what I'm going to say next, because it's what I always say — top it with a fried egg. Fry your egg in olive oil with a dash of smoked paprika. Nestle the egg gently on the pancake, drizzle the reddish oil from the pan over the top, sprinkle with coarse salt.

I'm so having that for lunch tomorrow.

Chickpea Flour Pancake
Makes 1 pancake

Chickpea flour is gluten-free and low carbohydrate. Find it in many grocery stores or online at Nuts Online or Amazon.

1 tsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. chickpea flour
2 Tbsp. water (perhaps a bit more)
pinch of salt

Heat olive oil in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat. While the pan heats, stir together the chickpea flour, water, and salt — the batter should be the consistency of thin pancake (or crepe) batter. When the pan is hot, add the batter. Swirl the pan so the batter covers the bottom of the pan. Cook until set and a little browned at the edges, about 2 minutes. Flip pancake and cook for another minute. Serve hot.

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Join The Conversation
FreshTartSteph FreshTartSteph 4 years
AlessandraR, so great to hear! They do taste good with just about anything. Including on their own with coarse salt and black pepper, mmm. Curry sounds delightful!
AlessandraR AlessandraR 4 years
These little goodness of pancakes are just fabulous! I was looking for a quick chickpea flour recipe and I am happy that I found yours. The only difference is that I cooked them in a non stick pan and didn't use the oil but I topped them off with veggi/tofu coconut cury and it was delish! Thank you for this wonderful recipe and cannot wait to try them with what others are suggesting as toppings :)
FreshTartSteph FreshTartSteph 5 years
Love this! Thanks for letting me know - and yummmmm indeed, dang. NICE!
FreshTartSteph FreshTartSteph 6 years
You are so very welcome! I love these pancakes too - so easy, really complete a simple meal. Thanks for the comment!
FreshTartSteph FreshTartSteph 6 years
Reese - good idea to come in the spring ;) Thanks for the feedback, it sounds like you're surrounded by delicious food!
FreshTartSteph FreshTartSteph 6 years
Hi Reese! Do you have family in MN? Thanks for the nice note, your blog is fantastic!
FreshTartSteph FreshTartSteph 6 years
Thanks ladies! I hope you enjoy. It's nice to have something so fast to pull together, especially because it's so delicious topped with such a wide variety of things. I had another yesterday for lunch with sauteed pork roast & apple salsa. Unbelievably good - and filling!
pharm_chick pharm_chick 6 years
what an awesome was to use the flour! i think most indian homes have this in their pantry since we make fried potato/spinach/egg/onion fritters with it.. im going to have to try this recipe out too!
lauren lauren 6 years
freshtartstep, I will have to give these a try! They just look divine.
FreshTartSteph FreshTartSteph 6 years
Thanks for featuring, Yum!!!!!! :)
VirginieMD VirginieMD 6 years
These look fantastic! Will try for sure.
FreshTartSteph FreshTartSteph 6 years
Hi Elizabeth! Nope, no gluten, just the chickpea flour and water. They hold together nicely as is. Nonstick pan is key. And agree completely - these blow away tortillas (to me). Much more satisfying, without being a carb bomb, and with a flavor complimentary to a wide variety of foods. Will I see you tomorrow night?
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