Spiced Savory Chickpea Pancakes

Fast and easy to make chickpea pancakes to be eaten at any time of day. Eat on their own or topped with sauces, chutneys, spreads, veggies, veggie meats… experiment! 🙂


  • 1 cup chickpea/besan flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 2-3 tbs nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • cayenne/red pepper flakes
  • pinch of sea salt
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp egg replacer
  • 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil (and more for cooking – I used sesame oil for the cooking)
Makes 5 chickpea pancakes when using 1/4 cup of the batter for each one. (it actually makes about 5 1/2, but I just the fifth one a bit bigger than the rest)


  1. Add all of the dry ingredients together. Mix together and then add in the water and olive oil. Mix well until all the bubbles and lumps are gone. Leave for about an hour.
  2. Heat up a non-stick skillet on medium-low heat with a small amount of oil. Take 1/4 cup of the batter and add into skillet. It should disperse nicely without having to roll around the pan. After about a minute, or when bubbles start to appear, use a spatula and carefully flip the pancake over and cook on the other side for about 25-30 more seconds. Place on a paper towel to absorb any extra oil. Repeat for the rest of the batter.
Eat warm and top with an endless amount of ingredients. I had a surprisingly delicious combo last night, which was:
  • Chickpea pancakes with spiced pumpkin puree spread on top, with a drizzle of honey dijoin and fresh romaine lettuce. It tasted like a burger or something…I don’t know, it was just GOOD!
  • Chickpea pancake with spicy shredded cabbage stir fry on top, with some spicy mexican veggie ground meat mixed in. Yum yum.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


  1. I came across this blog that has stolen blog content from several food sites including mine and yours as well!! Here’s what I saw of what they stole from you. I wanted to make you aware of what they are posting, and thought it would help you out. Blog stealing is wrong!


  2. Those look absolutely delicious. I really like the idea of a savory pancake instead of a sweet one. So much healthier. I’ll definitely be giving them a try!

  3. Hi Karen! I hope you do give them a try – I think I’ll be making them again tonight actually! They flipped really nicely too and didn’t get stuck and I didn’t have to use very much oil at all, which was nice. I hope you enjoy them if you try them out! Cheers –Clare

  4. Hi there Krystal – Thanks for taking the time to let me know. That site actually got in touch with me quite a few months ago and asked if they could post my posts with a link back to my site in order for both of us to get more traffic, so I don’t really have a problem with it. Maybe you can get in touch with them and hopefully they’ll remove your content from their site? Thanks and all the best 🙂 –Clare

  5. very innovative! its a great recipe.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *