This is by far one of my top 3 breakfast dishes to make! The texture and consistency is very similar to a real omelet (unless you dilute it a little more to make a thinner pancake) and it is very satisfying/will keep you full for a few hours. I started to notice once I took a hiatus from eating eggs and ate them on a hasty whim while on spring break I was immediately hungry an hour or so later, which I also believe used to happen to me in the past but I accepted it as I was exercising more and was not so conscious of all that I was eating. The chickpea flour pancake can be scrambled, portioned out into sand-dollar sized pancakes, or made into a large pancake/omelet. I have always had problem flipping the larger sized pancakes so I generally make it into a scramble.
Chickpea flour is super cheap (less than $3!) and can also be used as an egg replacer in various dishes (which I have yet to try). 1/4 cup of chickpea flour + 1/4 cup of liquid (either water or non-dairy milk)=1 egg! You can also use it to make tofu, which I will probably also be posting on this blog later!
Recipe for Chickpea Flour Omelet ( Adapted from Oh She Glows)
- 1/2 cup chickpea flour
- 1/4 cup of each of the veggies you would like, as if for making it an omelet (I did tomatoes, white onions, a little poblano pepper, and green pepper)
- 2 cloves of garlic diced, or you can use a 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- Optional: 1/4 teaspoon cajun seasoning
- 1/8-1/4 teaspoon baking powder (use less if you want your pancakes flatter, use more if you want them more fluffy)
- 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons of water
- Olive oil for cooking
- Hummus, tahini, guacamole, hot sauce, etc for sides!
- Heat oil in large pan and sauté vegetables and garlic until tender.
- Mix together chickpea flour, spices, baking powder, and water and whisk until smooth.
- Add batter to vegetables and cook until no longer moist and slightly brown, roughly 5-6 minutes. If you are able to flip your large or smaller pancakes do so until both sides are cooked. Otherwise you can scramble the batter and cook it to your satisfaction.
- Serve with any topping of your choice. I usually use avocado and hot sauce :p