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Recipe Of The Week - Chickpea Pancakes With Poached Eggs And Spinach



These pancakes are a good choice for both weight loss and weight maintenance.

This recipe is great for breakfast and ideal as lunchtime wraps. Fill your wraps from the choice of salads we have on this site.


  • 1 TBS chickpea (gram) flour
  • 4-5 TBS water (try sparkling water, it makes a fluffier pancake)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg
  • 100g fresh spinach, rinsed and shaken to remove most of water
  • Oil ( just enough to coat a non-stick fry pan)

Recipe developed by Sharyn Singer


  1. Heat oil coated non-stick frying pan over moderate heat whilst boiling some water in a kettle
  2. Measure the chick pea flour into a small bowl, add water, salt, pepper and whisk until dissolved (consistency is like double cream).
  3. Pour mixture into the heated frying pan and tilt pan to spread mixture evenly around
  4. Cook for about 2 minutes on each side which will make the pancake easy to fold - cook longer on each side if you like a crisper texture
  5. Remove pancake to a plate and keep warm if desired
  6. Add spinach to the pan and quickly saute the water remaining on the leaves will be enough to steam it
  7. Place spinach on top of pancake - cover to keep warm
  8. Pour boiled water from the kettle into the frying pan and quickly bring to a simmer- break egg into pan for poaching
  9. Cook for about 2 minutes or until preferred texture and using a slotted spoon remove egg and place it on top of spinach, season to taste
  10. Pancake can be served opened or folded


  1. Frozen spinach can be used instead of fresh (defrost and saute as above) or try other greens leaves like watercress , rocket, or finely sliced kale or Swiss chard.
  2. Make 2 pancakes by doubling flour and adding more water save second pancake for the next morning and serve with warm berries and chopped nuts, seeds and a spoonful of yogurt, or use as a wrap for lunch.
  3. Make up plenty and put them into the freezer for convenience.

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