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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Socca Gluten Free Rosemary Chickpea Pancakes

Is Socca a crisp pancake-like flatbread made from chickpea flour?

 I was sent a huge box of gluten-free alternative flours from Pereg the other day. As the boys and I were pulling the flours out of the box, I was excited to see flours that I already use. I was also excited to see some new unique flours. My creative juices started to flow through my head a bit too loud as I wondered what I could make with these gluten-free flours. My boys were way ahead of me as they turned the packages over and started requesting recipes for me to make. The packages of the alternative flours had delicious recipes with drool-worthy pictures. I simply wanted to make all the recipes! So I decided that I would make a different recipe every week and I let the boys decide which recipe we would make first. They each had their favorite recipe. The youngest chose this delicious Socca recipe that is made with chickpea flour and the oldest of the two choose a Raspberry Chocolate Truffle Tart that is made with Teff flour.

I received samples of alternative flours from Pereg.

    I have baked with chickpea flour before and made a delicious Gluten-Free And Egg Free Spinach Quiche. I love that chickpea flour is loaded with protein and fiber so that means extra nutrition. Chickpea flour is made from chickpeas/garbanzo beans and has a nice texture/taste. I did make some substitutions in the original recipe as I wanted to use healthy coconut oil instead of olive oil. I also wanted to try this unique coconut and avocado oil that I just received.

 These coconut/avocado oils have less saturated fats and are Non-GMO, gluten, and dairy free! I just love the colorful packages! The extra virgin avocado oil offers greater health benefits than just using coconut oil in my cooking.

  My results of this recipe were not that good. I followed the directions but my batter was too thick so I added more water so it resembled pancake batter. I cooked it according to the directions but my pancake was very crumbly. It did have a nice taste but it was like crumbly cornbread. So I decided to make the batter again and left it thick. I also added 1 more tablespoon of oil. I then pressed the batter into a pie pan and made a quiche out of it with some eggs, spinach, and cheese. My quiche came out delicious and it was gluten-free. So I don't recommend the recipe that was on the package. Maybe you might have better luck with it. Here is my photo of my quiche and the Socca.

Socca Gluten Free Rosemary Chickpea Pancakes
(not my recipe, it was on the back of the Pereg package)

Makes 2 pancakes


1 cup Pereg Gourmet Chickpea flour
1 cup warm water
2 tablespoons Cacavo Raw Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Coconut Oil And Avocado Oil
1 tablespoon minced rosemary
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed black pepper


Whisk together Pereg chickpea flour, water, olive oil, rosemary, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. The batter should resemble pancake batter. Rest for one hour.

When ready to bake, set an oven rack 6 inches below the broiler and turn on the broiler. Warm a 10 inch cast iron pan under the broiler for 2-3 minutes to heat pan.

Carefully remove the pan from the oven using oven mitts and add about 1 ½ teaspoons olive oil to the pan. Swirl to coat. Pour half of the batter into the ban and swirl to coat the pan.

Broil for about 5 minutes, or until socca begins to brown.

Carefully remove socca from the pan with a spatula and cut into wedges if desired. Use as a wrap or with dips. Repeat with remaining batter.

Can be refrigerated for up to 5 days.

Notes: I did not have good results with this recipe as my pancake was too crumbly. I had a friend tell me that chickpea flour is very dry and needs a starch added to it like potato starch. 

Which unique gluten-free flour should I try next?

I also received some unique grains from Pereg that are great for fat burning that you should check out HERE


Unknown said...

People often think Gluten free means taste less as was the case several years ago but there are so many gluten alternatives these days and you dont even know the difference flavor or texture wise. Great article!

AiringMyLaundry said...

Yum, this looks tasty! I don't think I've ever tried anything like this before, but now I'm curious!

Wilderness Wife said...

Rosemary...one of my favorite herbs. It adds so much to any dish that it s used in whether sweet or savory.

Waren Jean Go said...

Wow! This looks yummy and healthy and doesn’t look that much difficult to make. I will try this next time! ��

LiveLoveAndAdventure said...

I have started to look at gluten free recipes now that I have several friends with gluten allergies. The flavors are still just as good with the substitutions but I have never heard of chickpea flour before. i will have to check these options out!

jessi joachim said...

these chickpea pancakes look so good! I will have to try making them one day soon! I bet the kids would enjoy them as well.

This Mum At Home said...

I just made pancakes last night ! I'll have to give this s try for sure !

Wander With Ola said...

Oh my, the chickpea pancakes look soo yum! And it's gluten-free, which makes it even better!

Elizabeth said...

Sounds interesting! It looks quite dry, but you've put lots of delicious toppings on it which should make up for that.

Lisa Torres said...

Love this. One more dish added to my healthy recipe stash! Keep them coming!

Sarah Bailey said...

Now this sounds delicious - it is amazing what you can cook up with different ingredients when you have the mind for it.

Sondra Barker said...

This sounds delicious! Im always looking for healthy alternatives

Unknown said...

so i am really curious about the teff and banana flour. these are all great gluten free alternatives, i wnna try them out.

whoopzz said...

Wow, never heard of Chickpea Pancakes . Sound and look interesting, might give it a try over this weekend. thx!

Simply Apostolia said...

I only knew about Rosemary tea! I didn't knew there was such an option.. Would love to try it out!

David Elliott said...

I can imagine that this pancake would be good with other savory foods. I would love to taste this sometime.

Msddah said...

This looks very intersting. I do love some pancakes. Speaking of which, I havent had some in a min.

Sara Welch said...

I would not mind some of these pancakes. I love the chickpea recipe.

Lavanda Michelle said...

What a cool post! These pancakes look wonderful, I'd love to try them. Thank for sharing! :)

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