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Chickpea Flour Flat Pancakes

Simple and Nutritious Chickpea Flour Flat Pancakes

chickpea flour pancakes

I'm happy to share a versatile and nutritious pancake recipe that I've put together. These Chickpea Flour Flat Pancakes are not only easy to make but also incredibly adaptable for various culinary creations. Plus, chickpea flour, the star ingredient, brings along a host of healthy benefits. Let's dive into this simple and wholesome recipe.


Chickpea Flour: A Nutritional Powerhouse:


Before we get to the recipe, let's talk about chickpea flour's impressive health benefits. Made from ground chickpeas, this flour is rich in protein, dietary fiber, and essential nutrients. It's gluten-free, making it an excellent option for those with gluten sensitivities. Chickpea flour is also known to aid digestion, regulate blood sugar levels, and promote heart health. With its mild, nutty flavor, it's a versatile choice for both savory and sweet dishes.


Origin and History:


Chickpea flour, also known as gram flour or besan, has a fascinating history dating back centuries. It's a staple in many cuisines around the world, including Indian, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean. In India, it's used to make classic dishes like pakoras and the popular breakfast item, besan chilla. The use of chickpea flour is rooted in its nutritional value and the ability to create delicious, hearty meals.


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Chickpea Flour Flat Pancakes Recipe:


Now, let's dive into the recipe for Chickpea Flour Flat Pancakes. These pancakes are simple to prepare, and you can enjoy them in various ways – as wraps, tortillas, or savory pancakes.


Ingredients:

  • 2 cups chickpea flour

  • 1 1/3 cup water

  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

  • 3/4 cup corn starch

  • Avocado oil or cooking spray for the pan

  • Optional: Spices or herbs to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the chickpea flour, water, sea salt, and corn starch. Add your favorite spices or herbs if desired. Mix until the batter is smooth.

  2. Heat a large non-stick pan over high heat and lightly grease it with avocado oil or cooking spray.

  3. Pour approximately 1/4 cup of batter onto the pan for each pancake. Use a spatula to spread the batter evenly into a thin layer. You can make approximately 3 pancakes at a time, depending on the size of your pan.

  4. Cook the pancakes until they start to brown on the bottom and bubbles form on the top, about 2-3 minutes.

  5. Carefully flip the pancakes using a spatula and cook the other side for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until it's golden brown.

  6. Remove the cooked pancakes from the pan and place them on a plate. Repeat the process until you've made a total of 9 flat pancakes.

Estimated Nutrition Facts (per 3 pancakes):

  • Calories: 240

  • Total Fat: 2g

    • Saturated Fat: 0g

  • Cholesterol: 0mg

  • Sodium: 270mg

  • Total Carbohydrates: 50g

    • Dietary Fiber: 4g

    • Sugars: 3g

  • Protein: 7g

Note: Nutrition facts are approximate and may vary based on specific ingredients and portion sizes.



Chickpea Flour Flat Pancakes (Option for Larger Pancakes):


For those who prefer larger pancakes, you can easily adapt this recipe. Simply follow the same instructions, but increase the batter by the needed amount to make 6 larger pancakes. This means you'll use approximately 1/3 cup of batter for each large pancake instead of 1/4 cup. To help you enjoy these hearty pancakes, here are the estimated nutrition facts for 1 large pancake when making a total of 6:


Estimated Nutrition Facts (per 1 large pancake):

  • Calories: 160

  • Total Fat: 1.3g

    • Saturated Fat: 0g

  • Cholesterol: 0mg

  • Sodium: 135mg

  • Total Carbohydrates: 33.3g

    • Dietary Fiber: 2.7g

    • Sugars: 1.5g

  • Protein: 4.7g

These larger chickpea flour flat pancakes make a satisfying meal on their own or as a base for your favorite toppings and fillings. Enjoy the flexibility of this recipe to cater to your appetite and preferences!


Suggested Uses:

  • These Chickpea Flour Flat Pancakes are incredibly versatile:

    • Use them as wraps or tortillas for a healthy sandwich alternative.

    • Enjoy them as savory pancakes with toppings like sautéed vegetables, avocado, or a dollop of Greek yogurt.

    • Roll them up with your favorite fillings for a quick and nutritious snack or meal.


Recommended Storage:

  • Leftover pancakes can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days, with parchment paper or plastic wrap between each pancake.

  • You can also freeze these pancakes individually for up to 2 months. Reheat in a toaster or on a skillet when needed.

Conclusion:


These Chickpea Flour Flat Pancakes are a wholesome addition to your recipe repertoire. Their simplicity, adaptability, and the nutritional benefits of chickpea flour make them a must-try. Whether you're looking for a gluten-free alternative or a healthy twist on traditional pancakes, this recipe has got you covered. Enjoy exploring the many ways to savor these delicious and nutritious flat pancakes.


Disclaimer: The information provided in this recipe and related content is for general informational purposes only. It is not intended as professional dietary or medical advice. Always consult with a qualified healthcare provider or nutritionist for specific dietary concerns or medical conditions. The preparation and consumption of this recipe are at the reader's discretion and risk.


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