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For those with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease, chickpea flour pancakes offer a delicious solution. Chickpea flour is naturally gluten-free, making it an ideal substitute for wheat flour. You can savor the joy of pancakes and flatbreads without worrying about gluten-related discomfort.

Protein Powerhouse: Chickpea flour is not only gluten-free but also packs a protein punch. This makes chickpea flour pancakes a satiating and nutritious option anytime of day. 

One of the best things about chickpea flour pancakes is their simplicity. The batter comes together with just a few ingredients—chickpea flour, warm water, olive oil, salt and pepper, and any additional spices or flavorings you desire. Forget about complicated mixing or rising times; chickpea flour pancakes are a quick and easy solution for a satisfying meal anytime of day! .

How to Make Chickpea Flour Flatbread on Stovetop, recipe from @cpkimball 

Ingredients to serve 2

  • 1.5 cups chickpea flour
  • 1.5 cups warm water (100 degrees) 
  • 2 teaspoons celtic sea salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper 
  • ¼ extra virgin olive oil
  • Optional: spices like cumin or paprika or cinnamon for added flavor
  • Assorted Toppings: arugula, caramelized onions, dried figs, ricotta, artichokes


  • In a bowl, whisk together chickpea flour, water, salt, and any optional spices until you have a smooth batter.
  • Let the batter rest for about 10-15 minutes to allow the flour to absorb the liquid.
  • Heavily coat non stick saute pan with olive oil on med high temperature
  • Scoop out ½ cup serving at a time into saute pan
  • Cook until bubbles form on the surface, then flip and cook the other side until golden brown. (about 2.5 minutes per side) 
  • Repeat with the remaining batter.
  • Let cool on wired rack then top with desired toppings; slice into pie shaped wedges 

Toppings Galore: Once your chickpea flour pancakes are ready, the real fun begins—toppings! Whether you opt for the classic syrup and fruit combo or experiment with savory toppings like sautéed vegetables or cheese, chickpea flour pancakes provide a blank canvas for your breakfast creativity.

Chickpea flour pancakes are not just a gluten-free alternative; they’re a flavorful and nutritious departure from the ordinary. Give your breakfast a boost of protein and a burst of unique taste by flipping tradition and embracing the wonderful world of chickpea flour. 


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