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Fluffy Vegan and Gluten-free Chickpea Flour Pancakes 

Fluffy and delicious vegan pancakes made with 5 ingredients. High protein, nutrient-dense, vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, and nut free! Easy to make, comes together in one bowl, and makes for a yummy breakfast.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: chickpea flour pancakes, chickpea pancakes, gluten free, healthy breakfast, high protein, oil free, vegan
Servings: 8 -10 pancakes
Author: Remy


  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 1/2 cup oat flour rice flour OR use all chickpea flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp non-dairy milk more as needed
  • optional
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot starch or alternative* helps to bind
  • 1-2 tbsp coconut sugar


  • In a large bowl whisk together flours, baking powder, coconut sugar and arrowroot powder (if using).
  • Add vanilla extract and non-dairy milk and mix until smooth. If texture is too thick you can add additional non-dairy milk--it should be spoonable like a traditional pancake batter.
  • Heat a nonstick pan on medium high heat and allow the pan to warm up before making your first pancake. You can test to see whether the pan is ready by dropping a small drop of batter into the pan. It should sizzle when ready.
  • Pour about 1/3 cup of batter into the pan, spread into a nice circle (not too thick) and flip after bubbles begin to form and edges are firming up. Cook for another 1 minute or so on the other side.


Expert Tips

    • In place of arrowroot, you may use corn starch, tapioca starch, or similar.
    • I find that this pancake mix is easy to cook oil-free on a nonstick pan and flips really well, actually, but of course, you can use a little coconut oil or a well-greased pan if you'd like. 
    • You can omit the sugar and actually make these savory chickpea pancakes! Top them with veggies like mushrooms or zucchini, savory herbs, and spices like garlic, cumin, parsley, and top with avocado, etc.
    •  Check out this video to see the pancake-making in action and the final fluffy result!

Serving Tips

    • Top with your favourite maple syrup, fresh fruit, or caramelized bananas, and you've got yourself a nutritious and healthy breakfast. I served with vegan butter (really just for the photo, but I typically love fresh fruit and nut butter. 

Storage Tips

    • These chickpea pancakes also store really well in the freezer if you'd like to make them in advance or meal prep for your weekday breakfasts. 
    • To freeze, layer small pieces of parchment paper in between the pancakes before freezing, and to enjoy, pop them into the toaster to bring them back to life! You can also microwave them if preferred.