Chickpea Farinata

This Italian Family
by This Italian Family
3 servings
20 min

Vegan, gluten-free savoury pancake that is so easy to make you won’t believe it. You just need to remember to mix it up the night before and hey presto you have dinner ready the next day!

This is the ultimate healthy dish for incredibly busy people. It’s protein-rich and super flexible! You can eat it simply with some herbs and a side of potatoes and green veg, or top it with something like thinly-sliced onion (my personal favourite option!), olives or tomatoes before baking. Alternatively I have been told you can also use it as a gluten-free, healthy pizza base! I’ll have to try out that version myself and show you how it comes out.

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Recipe details
  • 3  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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  • 100 g chickpea flour/gram flour
  • 300 g water
  • 20 g olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • optional herbs: rosemary, thyme, oregano
  • optional toppings:sliced onions, passata and mozzarella like a pizza

With a manual whisk, mix everything well except the optional toppings until you get a smooth and very liquid batter. Make sure to whisk well to avoid any lumps.
Put in a tub with a lid or cover the bowl with some cling film and leave it to rest in the fridge for 3 or more hours. You can also leave it overnight or prepare it in the morning ready to be baked in the evening if you prefer.
Pre-heat the oven at the maximum heat, putting a non-stick metallic baking tin inside so it heats up. When it’s hot, take out your baking tin with oven gloves, quickly pour in your batter and add the toppings.
Bake in the oven still at the highest setting that it will go until it firms up and becomes golden. In my oven that’s about 15 minutes at 275°C
Enjoy warm or cold!
  • Make sure you choose a large enough baking tin. The thickness of the "pancake" should be about half a cm. If your baking tin is not completely sealed, you can use baking paper at the bottom but in that case don’t exceed 220°.
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  • Pikka Pikka on May 10, 2021

    Are the oven degrees in farenheit or celcius

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    • This Italian Family This Italian Family on May 12, 2021

      I'm not familiar with Farenheit but according to Google it's 527. These are traditionally cooked in a fire oven at really high degrees, so if you can cook it at the highest temperature your oven will go that would be ideal! Just take it out when it looks firm and golden.

  • Janie Krumrine Farner Janie Krumrine Farner on May 10, 2021

    Very confusing instructions.

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    • This Italian Family This Italian Family on May 11, 2021

      Ah I can see I had some typos in there/done a poor copy and paste job from my Instagram. Thanks for pointing it out, not sure how it happened. I have now amended it so it should read more clearly but do let me know if you have any further question.