Gluten-free and protein-packed mini pancakes with homemade hummus and roasted red pepper

Pancakes aren’t just for breakfast, especially when they’re savoury – a brilliant bread alternative if you’re avoiding wheat and of course buckwheat is a complete plant-based protein. You can use gram flour (although not a complete protein like buckwheat) instead of buckwheat flour if preferred and you can top them with anything.

Savoury Buckwheat Pancakes With Hummus & Roast Peppers

Savoury Buckwheat Pancakes With Hummus & Roast Peppers

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  • 3Servings



    • 3 cups cooked chickpeas (reserve 3 tbsp of cooked chickpeas)
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • 1/4 cup good quality tahini
    • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 1/2 tsp cumin
    • 4 tbsp water
    • Juice 2 lemon
    • 1 Tsp sea Salt
    • Toppings;
    • Paprika
    • Extra virgin olive oil

Mini Pancakes

    • 1 cup buckwheat flour
    • 1 cup water
    • 1 tsp Apple cider vinegar
    • 1 tsp Olive oil
    • Pinch sea Salt
    • Twist black Pepper

Roast Peppers

    • 2 peppers chopped
    • Splash olive oil


For the hummus:

  1. Add the chickpeas to a bowl with the baking soda and cover with cold water. Allow to sit overnight
  2. Rinse the chickpeas again and add to a large pan with cold water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 30-40 minutes or until tender. Skim off any froth that rises to the surface.
  3. When the chickpeas are tender, drain and rinse under cold water.

To blend the hummus:

  1. Add all the ingredients to a food processor or high speed blender and blitz until very smooth and creamy (2-3 minutes).
  2. Top with extra virgin olive oil and paprika.

To make the pancakes:

  1. Preheat a non stick frying pan with a little olive oil.
    Add the ingredients to large bowl and mix until you get a think batter. Spoon the mixture a 1/4 cup ladle full at a time into the pan and fry for 1-2 minutes until the underside is firm.
  2. Carefully flip the pancakes and then cook for another minute or so until the pancakes are cooked through and slightly golden.

To roast the peppers:

  1. Add the peppers to a large baking tray and toss them in 1 tbsp of olive oil. Bake on a medium heat for 30 minutes or until soft and browning a little.

This recipe was republished with permission from Rebel Recipes. Find the original recipe here

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  • Serving Size: 3

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