besan flour pancakes

pancakes besanTry these delicious gluten-free, no added sugar and dairy-free (if you cook with oil) pancakes!


  • 1/2 cup besan (chickpea) flour
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon bi-carb soda
  • butter or oil for cooking


  1. Whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl until there are no lumps and the batter is a smooth texture.
  2. Heat a pan with a little butter and when hot, spoon mixture in to form pancakes.
  3. When the edges firm and bubbles appear in the middle (the way my nanna taught me!), flip them!
  4. Cook for a few seconds on the second side and then turn out to a plate.
  5. Serve with yoghurt and blueberries. These would also be delicious with sliced banana added to the mixture and cooked with the pancake (my favourite). They are also wonderful savoury – make the batter a little thinner (less flour and/or more water, but still enough to hold together) and serve with shallots, cheese, tomato and rocket.