Pancakes really are love... I had forgotten over the last few months just how much I truly do love the sacred food group known as the pancake. How I had forgotten is beyond me; I mean, we had a build your own pancake bar at our wedding for crying out loud! (true story... it was amazing... more amazing than you can imagine).
A while back I made some chickpea pancakes with marinated peppers, which are totally bangin, but difficult to make as a "real" pancake due to their rather... sticky nature. I recently decided to invent a pancake which wouldn't kill my insides and I was reminded of the aforementioned sticky-cake. While the idea was there, the execution needed improving, and so, I took it upon myself to create a sweet or savory (it goes both ways you guys, it is very progressive) chickpea pancake.
-CHICKPEA PANCAKE LIEBE (LOVE)-
What you will need:
1 1/2 cup chickpea (garbanzo bean) flour
1/2 cup potato starch
1/2 cup coconut flour
1 tbsp baking soda
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp honey
1 1/2 cup unsweetened hemp milk (or any other milk of your choosing)
3 tbsp coconut oil melted
1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/2 cup egg white (2 whole eggs)
*Water as needed
In a large bowl combine the chickpea flour, potato starch, coconut flour, baking soda, and sea salt, stirring well.
In a separate bowl, mix together the vanilla, honey, hemp milk, coconut oil, apple sauce and egg whites. Add to the dry ingredients, whisk together until a semi thick batter is formed (if the batter looks too thick/gluey add water to thin it down slightly).
Preheat your griddle to 350 degrees.
Scoop 1/4 cup of batter onto the griddle to form each pancake (batter yields 16-18 pancakes) allow to cook until browned on each side- keep warm in a 250 degree oven until ready to serve.
These savory sweet cakes go perfectly with garlic rosemary peppers and honey, butter and syrup, jam and nut butter (insert giggle here) or any other topping your little heart desires (I feel like ultra caramelized onions, bacon and a poached egg would make for a lovely topping option as well...). I'm not going to lie to you, these aren't your standard 'box made' pancakes, they have substance and depth which may not be for everyone... however, the way in which our brunch guests devoured them would lead me to believe otherwise.
Happy December everyone! Cheers to the official start of the holiday season.