These pancakes are sort of socca.
Or socca is sort of pancakes?
Either way, it’s a strange but delicious thing to have for breakfast! I actually used to makes these all the time, but I couldn’t find chickpea flour for a while at the farmer’s market and kind of forgot about ‘em. On a particularly fun trip to restock after being out of town, I located the flour and remembered the breakfast version of socca.
The chickpea flour resulted in a fantastic cake-y texture and the flavor didn’t overwhelm at all! I added vanilla rice protein powder for a little more of a protein punch.
I’ve also added gelatin. I’ve been incorporating it in my morning meals for it’s digestive benefits. If you’re interested in learning more about it, Lindsay did a great post on it’s benefits. Totally works for the “regulation” (read: helps you poop like a champ). If you don’t have gelatin, just add another tablespoon of protein powder.
In a happy accident, my mini “tester” pancake looked like a thought bubble.
Chickpea Protein Pancakes
- 2.5 T chickpea flour
- 1 T (15g) protein powder (I used Growing Naturals)
- 1 T gelatin
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 egg white (or flax egg)
- 1/4 C water
- Stevia or other sweetener, to taste
In a small bowl, combine the chickpea flour, protein powder, gelatin, baking powder, and cinnamon. Mix until combined.
Whisk egg white with water. Stir into flour mixture and add sweetener to taste.
To cook, pour 2-3 T batter into a non-stick skillet over medium heat. It’s time to flip when it begins to bubble. Cook until lightly browned.
Plate and top as desired. I used sugar-free syrup and fresh raspberries.
Makes 1 serving.
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These were so #strangebutgood I made them two days in a row!
Have you ever made socca?
What’s your favorite pancake topper?