Sunday, August 21, 2011

Homemaker Monday: Complete Protein Garbanzo Pancakes

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YOURS: This week's "YOURS" goes to "Diaries of a Whimsical Wife" for her Apple and Blueberry Charlotte recipe! I made this this week, with leftover whole wheat bread, and the family loved it. Plus, I adore Whimsical's photography. So inspiring.


For Whimsical's recipe, go HERE. We'll look forward to hearing more from her soon!

MINE: Complete Protein Garbanzo Pancakes


While riding in a van to choir practice with a friend, I learned about her garbanzo bean pancake experiment. I happen to have a very large supply of garbanzo beans, as I use them for a chicken substitute because of their texture, and when she mentioned that her family had no idea there was anything weird in the recipe, and totally loved them, I had to try it.

However, try as I may, I could never reach her thereafter to get the recipe, so out of desperation, I googled it and found something I thought would work. Upon putting it together in the blender, though, the batter appeared to be no thicker than milk, and I couldn't imagine how I could make a pancake out of it. We had just ground some whole wheat flour over the weekend, and the thought occured to me that if I added some, the pancakes would then contain a complete protein, plus hopefully be thickened up a bit. This worked like a charm, and the kids gobbled up the entire batch. I told the 15-year-old boy, a football player, that it was like eating steak and eggs for breakfast, but much better for you. He didn't buy it, but he did eat six pancakes and a few more with his lunch.

Thanks, Norma, for the inspiration! I hope you enjoy these as much as we did!

Complete Protein Garbanzo Pancakes

<p>Whole wheat flour and garbanzo beans make this a complete-protein breakfast!</p>

See Complete Protein Garbanzo Pancakes on Key Ingredient.


1 c. cooked garbanzo beans
1½ c whole wheat flour
¼ c olive oil
1½ c. water
2 eggs
2 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
½ t. salt


Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Cook on a greased or buttered griddle until golden brown on each side.

NOTE: Pancake tops may not bubble when ready to be flipped, but the edges should start to pucker.

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Jill said...

I shared my Arugula Salad!

Rachel said...

Wow! I will have to try that recipe but I need to make sure the fam isn't in the kitchen when I make them. THEY would never believe that pancakes with beans would taste good! What a great way to use food storage. Thanks for sharing!

Kristin said...

oh, cannot WAIT to try this!

alessandra said...

Haha, you are always the smart one, great idea! xx

Kristin said...

Tried it. Loved it. Put some mini chips in it for the kids, and everyone gobbled them up except picky Cami. For myself, I put blueberries, currants, and walnut in mine.
LOVE the idea of sending the kids off to school with a lot of complete protein doing its job inside their little bodies.