Friday, August 17, 2012

Zucchini and Garbanzo Bean Pancakes (Gluten Free)

In our constant quest to eat from the garden, we developed these tasty little savory pancakes. They make good use of abundant zucchini, and they are quite tasty. I made them once on a whim a few days ago, and they were so good that I thought I'd make them again and actually write down the recipe this time.

Garbanzo bean flour is a seemingly unusual ingredient, but it's available at Whole Foods. You can use garbanzo bean flour for all sorts of things like falafel, socca, and panelle just to name a few. This simple recipe is a great use of the stuff as well, and it's definitely something we always keep on hand.

Zucchini and Garbanzo Bean Pancakes (Gluten Free)

2 cups shredded zucchini (about 2 medium zucchini)
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup finely diced shallot (about 1 medium shallot)
1/2 cup garbonzo bean flour
2 large eggs (beaten)
1 tablespoon canola oil (like Whole Foods 365 brand)

tomato sauce, Parmesan cheese, and parsley (to garnish) 

In a medium bowl mix the zucchini, Italian seasoning, salt, shallot, garbanzo bean flour, and eggs together until well incorporated. In a medium non-stick skillet over medium heat, bring one tablespoon of canola oil up to temperature. Spoon about 1/4 cup of the mixture into the pan. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until golden brown. (It's best to cook these in batches of 3 and add more oil if the pan goes dry.) Drain the pancakes on paper towels. Serve topped with tomato sauce, parmesan, and parsley. (Makes about 12 small pancakes.)


And Live said...

Funny, I just pinned a zucchini and chickpea flour pancake recipe last night. They look yummy. Now I have two recipes to mull over. :)

The Chubby Vegetarian said...

Ha! Zucchini and chickpea flour pancakes are already a thing. I thought I had made it up. Do a google search and you'll turn up tons of recipes for this combination most of them with Indian spices. Nothing new, who knew?

Cheryl said...

I adore tortillitas, although I typically make them with shrimp. Try throwing some fresh herbs in there to change it up--I paid cilantro with an avocado sauce on top.. And if you love Alchemy like we do, try mushrooms in place of the zucchini, a dash of cinnamon in the batter, then top with some local goat cheese and a bit of wilted spinach! To die for.

Bridget said...

Saw you on the repeat of the food truck thing!

This looks so good. I love chickpea flour. I cannot wait to try!!!!!

Anonymous said...

ok yes! those look so delicious! i could go for one right now! :)