Gluten Free, Vegan Pancakes - Nosh Detox

Gluten Free, Vegan Pancakes

Gluten Free, Vegan Pancakes

Gram flour - This amazing flour is a staple in every Indian household because it is so incredibly healthy.  It's made from ground chickpeas and is very nutritious for you. It is a literal powerhouse of a flour. One half cup of chickpea flour (Besan is its traditional name) contains the following:

·         178 calories

·         3 grams of fat

·         10 grams protein

·         5 grams fibre

The flour is full of protein and can often times fulfil 20% of your daily protein requirement. This is why I love to use it in the morning for pancakes. They give me the nutrients I need right away for a fresh start to every day.  You can modify this recipe to your liking or use it exactly as I have... either way, you'll get the protein you need and be on your merry way. 

Besan Pancake Recipe:

½ cup chickpea flour

¼ tsp baking powder

½ cup water – add more until a runny liquid

This is your basic pancake mix and because it has a really dense earthy flavour this pancake can take a lot of extra flavours.

What I add to my Besan Pancakes:


¼ chopped red onion

1 tbspn chopped coriander

Salt to taste

Chopped tomatoes

1 tbspn chopped green pepper

Prep the veggies, make the mix and prepare the frying pan with some oil and pour in liquid.  It takes a bit longer than traditional pancakes so hang in there and about 4 minutes later turn over. Give this side longer. 

TIP: The larger your skillet the less likely this is to break up.


Serve with toppings of avocado, spinach, sprouts salsa.


Send us a picture of your Besan Pancakes and let us know what special touch you added to your recipe. Perhaps I might even try it myself... 

Best wishes, 

Geeta and Team. 

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