Chickpea Flour Pancakes with Vegetables and Avocado Sauce

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These protein-packed chickpea flour pancakes with vegetables and avocado sauce will keep you feeling satisfied for hours. Enjoy them for any meal!


For the pancakes:

  • 1/4 red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup tomatoes, chopped (about 1 Roma tomato)
  • 2-3 cups spinach, chopped
  • 2 cups chickpea flour
  • 1/4 cup flax meal
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk or water

For the avocado sauce:

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash of ground cayenne pepper (optional)


1. (Optional) Over medium heat, heat about 1 teaspoon coconut oil in a skillet. Once hot, add onion; cook for 5 minutes, or until onion begins to soften. Add bell pepper and tomatoes; stir to combine. Continue cooking for a few minutes until the onions start to caramelize and the vegetables soften. Add the spinach; cook for 1 minute, or until slightly wilted.

2. In a large bowl, add chickpea flour, flax meal, nutritional yeast, baking powder, salt, onion powder, pepper, turmeric, and cayenne pepper. Stir until mixed thoroughly.

3. Slowly pour in the milk. Stir to combine, adding more liquid if thinner pancakes are desired. Add the vegetables and stir until just combined.

4. Add a little more oil to the skillet; reduce heat to medium-low.

5. Once hot, scoop 1/4-cup spoonfuls onto the skillet. Cook for 2-4 minutes on each side, or until the sides begin to cook and brown. Flip, and continue cooking for 1-2 minutes.

6. To make the avocado sauce, add avocado, water, salt, onion powder, pepper, and cayenne pepper to a blender (I used my Nutri-Bullet). Blend until combined. Alternately, mash the avocado with a fork in a small bowl; add the other ingredients. Mix until combined.

7. Top pancakes with avocado sauce, serve and enjoy!


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