Chickpea Pancakes

This was a quickie dinner. I needed to make something fast and filling so that I could go to a movie and not crave the popcorn… It was delicious and filling, but did nothing to stop me from salivating at the smell of all that melted butter in the theatre… Cheat day is so close, yet so far.

These chickpea pancakes were great. But for some reason I never took a picture of a finished one. You’ll just have to trust me that they are underneath all of that sauteed spinach, fried egg and beans.

I’m still on the fence about the Heinz beans in tomato sauce, but I’ve looked at their ingredient list, and it truly isn’t bad at all. Probably not much different than most beans. Anyway, this dinner was good enough that I will definitely be making it again.

Try experimenting with the chickpea batter. I’ve already got a list of things I want to add to them.

Chickpea Pancakes (with sauteed spinach, a fried egg and some beans)

You don't need a lot to make a good meal.


  • 1/2 cup chickpea (garbanzo bean) flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1 handful green onion, chopped
  • 1/4 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 bunch spinach
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 can beans in tomato sauce


  • In a medium bowl, mix together chickpea flour and water until well combined. Add flax seeds and green onions.
  • Pour the beans into a small pot and warm over low heat while you make the rest of the food. Stir frequently.
  • Heat some olive oil in a pan on medium heat.
  • Spoon chickpea mixture onto pan to make small pancakes – or big, they’re your pancakes!
  • Meanwhile, in a second pan – if you have one – heat some more olive oil with the chopped onions and garlic. Once fragrant, add the spinach with the chili powder and paprika.

Multi-tasking is hard!


  • Saute until just wilted.
  • At this point, hopefully your pancakes are done and sitting on plate keeping warm in the oven or the microwave. Now you can use this pan to fry yourself an egg or two. I left a little yolk in mine.

I could eat eggs every day - actually, I almost do.


  • Everything done?
  • Grab a plate and place the chickpea pancakes on it, then the spinach, then the egg and top it all of with some beans.
  • Deceptively good.

Why didn't I take a picture of the chickpea pancakes!!!??? They're in there somewhere.

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