Chickpea Pancakes

Ingredients – This will make 3-4 pancakes depending how big you make them.

• 1 cup chickpea flour (if your unsure the size of a cup, it is actually a unit of measurement rather than something you drink tea from.) Compared to the average tea cup I would say this is 2/3 of it.
• ½ tsp onion powder
• ½ tsp garlic powder ( I like to add a little more)
• ¼ tsp white pepper
• ¼ tsp black pepper
• ⅓ cup nutritional yeast
• ½ tsp baking soda
• Onion – Peppers – Fresh Chilli – Mushrooms – Anything you like really so long as they are chooped really small. This can be a little time consuming and the onions might make you cry, but I promise it will be worth it.

 

Instructions:

1. This is very similar to my chickpea omlette recipe other than instead of just cooking the mix and putting the toppings on as you would with a pizza, this time you cut them up really small and put them in the mix. Personally and although I love both of them, I like this just a little better as you can put some hot chillis in the mix which just give it the edge.

2. Sieve the chickpea flour into a good sized bowl then add the onion powder, garlic powder, white pepper, black pepper, nutritional yeast, and baking soda. Add 1 cup water and stir until the batter is smooth. Stir as you add or it might get lumpy !!

3. Consider using a little hand blender rather than trying to mix with a fork. It will make the mix nice and bubbly and guarantee getting rid of the lumps. Once you have the mix lumpless and hopefully bubbly, add in your chopped veg and stir.

4. Heat approx 3/4 Tablespoons of Olive Oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Pour the mix into the pan and even/spread it out. I like to sprinkle some dried mixed herbs on while it’s cooking.

5. After a min or two, when you see the edges of the underside beginning to brown, flip it. This can be tricky and it can break but it’s not the end of the world, it will still taste good. Once you done it a few times things will improve.. After a couple of minutes flip the omelet again leave for a minute then serve. TImings are hard to say as it depends how hot you have it etc. Just look for it starting to brown and it will be perfect. I like to drizzle a little olive oil on the pancake once it’s on the plate and add a little black pepper and sea salt, but you do it however you like.