Since today is national pancake day I thought I'd share this rather delicious savoury chickpea pancake recipe.
I'm not a huge fan of sweet pancakes but if you are then the easiest pancakes you will ever make are here, and they are gluten free and free of refined sugar! They are made with only 2 ingredients, banana and eggs!
These are so easy and a great way of using up some ripe bananas. Get the kids to make them for an after school treat!
Anyway back to the savoury pancakes, Jenna made this a few weeks ago and I was intrigued to try it! Like everything Jenna makes, its vegan and packed full of veggies and flavour. Nothing she makes is ever bland!
The recipe uses chickpea flour, also known as gram flour, and its widely available in most supermarkets. Its incredibly cheap, packed full of protein and fibre and its gluten free!
This dish is like a combination between a pancake and an omelette and its really versatile, you can add pretty much any veggies you like and mix up the flavours with spices and turmeric, or herbs, sun dried tomatoes and olives or add extra flavour and minerals with good old seaweed flakes!
I'm a massive fan of Mara seaweed flakes and add them to most savoury dishes for a real mineral boost and unique depth of flavour.
The choice is yours so get creative!
Coconut or rapeseed oil will add stable good fats to the dish and loads of greens ( think leeks, spinach, kale, cavolo nero, finely shredded spring greens) complete the picture for an incredibly healthy, nutritious and delicious meal.
These pancakes are dense, filling and really delicious, I hope you try them. Its actually a brilliant last minute, use up all your veggies in the fridge kind of meal! Remember to slice your veggies finely so that they will cook faster. This only takes 10 minutes to put together and 10 minutes or so to cook and will feed 2 hungry people for dinner!
SAVOURY CHICKPEA PANCAKE Serves 2 for dinner or 4 for light lunch
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