4 ingredient Fluffy Chickpea Flour Pancakes { vegan, Gluten Free }

stack of pancakes made from flour and topped with butter and maple syrup on white plate

Enjoy making the best 4 ingredient fluffy chickpea flour pancakes on your Sunday mornings or for brunch or even dinner. These are healthy vegan, gluten-free, the healthiest pancakes you will ever make.

4 ingredients chickpea flour pancakes

Why Chickpea flour?

My pancake recipe is vegan and gluten-free as always, but it’s also oil-free. Chickpea flour is naturally high in protein and gives you a really incredible fluffy texture. Even if it says chickpea don’t be afraid to try it.

I love using chickpea flour as a pancake base , This is my favourite brand .

Here are 9 benefits of chickpea flour.

  • Rich in vitamins and minerals. … 
  • May reduce the formation of harmful compounds in processed foods. … 
  • Has fewer calories than regular flour. … 
  • Maybe more filling than wheat flour. … 
  • Affects blood sugar less than wheat flour. … 
  • Packed with fiber. … 
  • Higher in protein than other flours.

Is chickpea flour gluten free?

Chickpeas are versatile legumes with a mild, nutty taste, and chickpea flour is typically made from a variety called Bengal grams. This flour, which you can easily make at home, has recently grown in popularity across the world as a glutenfree alternative to wheat flour.

Can it be considered Keto?

Roasted chickpeas may be a favorite trendy snack, but they probably won’t fit on keto. A ½-cup serving contains nearly 13 g of net carbs. Hummus is a better choice, with around 3 g of net carbs per 2-tbsp serving. If you are looking to make this recipe Keto-friendly sub with almond flour

Ingredients you need to make the best chickpea flour pancakes

  •  chickpea flour
  •  oat flour, rice flour, OR use all chickpea flour
  • baking powder
  • vanilla extract
  • non-dairy milk, I prefer using almond milk

Other flour alternatives you can use

You can certainly opt to use all chickpea flour, but I personally prefer adding a little bit of another flour such as oat flour. Don’t be afraid to try chickpea flour!

Can you add sweetener to the batter?

Yes you can, feel free to add few tablespoons of maple or agave syrup.

Can these pancakes be prepared ahead of time ?

Yes. They 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 parchment paper pieces in between pancakes before freezing, and to enjoy, pop into the toaster to bring back to life! Top with your favorite 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 typically love fresh fruit and nut butter). Check out this video to see the pancake making in action and the final fluffy result!

4 ingredient Fluffy Chickpea Flour Pancakes { vegan, Gluten Free, Oil Free, Nut Free }

Yasmin Saadi
Enjoy making the best 4 ingredient fluffy chickpea flour pancakes on your Sunday mornings or for brunch or even dinner . These are healthy vegan, gluten free, the healthiest pancakes you will ever make.
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine American
Servings 8 pancakes
Calories 91 kcal


  • hand whisk
  • Bowl
  • non stick pan




  • In a large bowl whisk together flours, baking powder, coconut sugar
  • 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.
  • Use a nonstick pan on medium heat
  • Using an ice cream scooper pour the batter into the pan, spread into a nice circle (not too thick) and flip after bubbles begin to form and edges are firming up..





Serving: 1pancake | Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 329mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 187mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword pancakes, gluten free, oil free, chickpea, vegan, healthy breakfast, breakfast, high protein
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Nutrition Facts
4 ingredient Fluffy Chickpea Flour Pancakes { vegan, Gluten Free, Oil Free, Nut Free }
Amount Per Serving (1 pancake)
Calories 91 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 329mg14%
Potassium 155mg4%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Calcium 187mg19%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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3 Responses

    1. Hi, I did not try it with water but I believe it would work, just pay attention to the quantity since this type of flour soaks liquid so fast so you need to have a thick batter result. let me know how it goes!

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