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Vegan Chickpea Flour Pancakes (3-ingredients, grain-free)

3-ingredient vegan chickpea flour pancakes are almost too good to be true! They are naturally grain-free, gluten-free, oil-free, and high in protein, too.
a short stack of 3-ingredient vegan chickpea flour pancakes on a white plate

Vegan Chickpea Flour Pancakes

These pancakes have so much going for them, including incredible ease of assembly, great taste, and fluffy texture. But they are also nutritional heroes! They are:

  • Vegan (dairy free, egg free)
  • Gluten-free
  • Grain-free
  • Made with 3 ingredients
  • a good source of plant protein
  • High in fiber
  • Nut free
  • Oil free

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Sound too good to be true? Lucky for all of us, it is 100% real. They are my 3-Ingredient Chickpea Flour Pancakes.

What is Chickpea Flour?

Chickpea flour is my new favorite flour; I hope you try it. It is nothing more than very finely ground chickpeas. It is also know as garbanzo bean flour, besan or gram flour. It can be used in remarkable ways, as a substitute for grain flours, but also as a multi-purpose egg-replacement when mixed with water (amazing)!

It is high in protein, high in fiber, and low in sugar, too.

Chickpea Flour Pancake Ingredients

To make these pancakes, you will need the following

  • Chickpea flour (sifted, if lumpy)
  • Coconut sugar 
  • 2 and 1/4 teaspoons baking powder (gluten-free or grain-free, as needed)

You will also need a bit of water (feel free to use nondairy milk in its place). 

How to Make Chickpea Flour Pancakes

Grab a bowl and whisk the chickpea flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, and optional salt. Add the water and stir until it is thick batter.

Cook the pancakes by the 1/4 cup full on a nonstick griddle or a nonstick pan, just as you would regular pancakes.

The results are fluffy, filling and so delicious! I like to pie on the fruit, but syrup, nut butter, or whatever you please can be used as accessories, too.

a stack of chickpea flour pancakes on a white plate, topped with blueberries

The pancakes can be made without any added sugar, too! Add savory elements, like green onions, garlic, spices, and more.

Happy cooking, everyone! And here’s to many happy pancake memories :).

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Yield: 6 pancakes

Vegan Chickpea Flour Pancakes (3-Ingredients, Grain-Free)

a short stack of 3-ingredient vegan chickpea flour pancakes on a white plate

3-ingredient vegan chickpea flour pancakes are almost too good to be true! They are naturally grain-free, gluten-free, and oil-free, too.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (120 g) chickpea flour (sifted, if lumpy)
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons coconut sugar (see notes for options)
  • 2 and 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Optional: 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and/or 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. In medium bowl, whisk the chickpea flour, coconut sugar, and baking powder (if adding salt or cinnamon, add them here). Whisk in the water and (optional) vanilla, to form into a medium-thick, smooth batter.
  2. Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat, lightly spritz with oil or cooking spray.
  3. Pour 1/4 cup (60 mL) batter per pancake onto skillet. Cook 3-4 minutes until bubbles appear and pop on surface. Flip pancakes, then turn off heat and let pancakes continue to cook in pan 2-3 minutes longer until pancakes are cooked through. Transfer to a plate to keep warm.
  4. Repeat with remaining batter, spritzing the skillet each time.
  5. Serve pancakes warm with the toppings you love (e.g., fruit, syrup, etc).

Notes

Sweetener: An equal amount of brown sugar, natural cane sugar or regular granulated sugar can be used in place of the coconut sugar. Maple syrup can also be used (but reduce water by abut 1 tablespoon). To make the pancakes sugar-free, leave out the sweetener or use your favorite sugar-free substitute (e.g., Sukrin gold)

Nutrition Information

Serving Size

2 pancakes

Amount Per Serving Calories 145Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 0.3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 385.4mgCarbohydrates 24.9gFiber 3.3gSugar 9.6gProtein 7g

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Melanie

Saturday 27th of August 2022

I’ve made these a few times and really like them as I’m trying to eat more beans. I use maple syrup instead of coconut sugar and always need more liquid than it calls for. I always add the optional cinnamon.

Camilla

Sunday 28th of August 2022

Excellent, Melanie!!!So glad you enjoy these :)

Diane

Monday 21st of February 2022

These are hands-down my favorite gluten-free vegan pancakes and I've tried many over the years. So simple to make and absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing. Definitely 5/5 stars!

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Stacey

Sunday 14th of April 2013

I made these this morning with vegan chocolate chips. Delicious! I hadn't made pancakes in years and those were from a box. Thank you for the recipe!

Camilla

Monday 15th of April 2013

Yay, I am so glad you tried them-- and liked them, Stacey! Looking forward to checking out your blog! :)

Cori and Ben

Saturday 7th of January 2012

These are wonderful! We made them with regular milk so my 10 month old could have them and she devoured them too. :-)

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