Crunchy Dill Chickpea Pancakes with Lemon-Garlic Aioli — Oh She Glows

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on January 15, 2019

How is 2019 treating you to date? Scrolling by Instagram would have me imagine that we’re all killin’ this New Yr factor, however one thing tells me I’m in all probability not seeing the lower than stellar begins to the 12 months. I do know ours was nothing like we anticipated. Emotionally draining to say the least, and I needed to give myself a break from the shiny social media spotlight reels for a bit. Half-way into January, I’m now feeling prepared to show this 12 months round and I’m hopeful it will likely be a extremely nice 12 months. 

Perhaps you, like me, had been greater than prepared to depart 2018 in your mud, however the begin to the 12 months hasn’t gone as you hopedplease know that you just aren’t alone! Life challenges don’t adhere to a calendar format they usually actually don’t pause for holidays. All that we are able to do is put these classes in our again pocket and carry them with us going ahead. Progress, not perfection…am I proper?! 

My ardour for chickpea pancakes has reignited currently. I forgot simply how fast and straightforward these savory muffins are to whip up for a lightweight lunch or dinner. Whereas I don’t see myself burning out on soup and toast anytime quickly, these are a nice change from the same old winter fare. I’ve additionally been actually into the intense and tangy combo of lemon-dill currently (have to be that drab winter climate!) so I made a decision to make these the standout flavours on this recipe. Served with a wealthy Lemon-Garlic Aioli, crunchy chopped dill pickles, inexperienced onion, and contemporary dill…this dish brightens up any day. Though my mind can’t fairly understand it, I do know not everyone seems to be a giant dill pickle fan. If that’s the case, I’d suggest making an attempt my reader-fave Jumbo Chickpea Pancake recipe as a substitute! 

7 (3-inch) pancakes
Prep time
Cook dinner time


For the Lemon-Garlic Aioli:
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) soy-free vegan mayo
  • 1 massive or 2 medium garlic cloves, grated on microplane
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons (5 to 10 mL) contemporary lemon juice, to style (I take advantage of 2)
For the pancakes:
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) coconut oil or extra-virgin olive oil
  • Three massive garlic cloves, minced (1 heaping tablespoon)
  • 1/2 cup (42 g) grated peeled carrot (1/2 medium)*
  • 1/Three cup (47 g) finely chopped dill pickle (2 small)**
  • 1/2 cup (63 g) chickpea flour
  • 2 tablespoons (10 g) dietary yeast
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) water
  • Fantastic sea salt and pepper, to style (I take advantage of 1/four teaspoon)
For serving:
  • Sliced inexperienced onion, chopped dill pickle and contemporary dill, aioli


  1. For the Lemon-Garlic Aioli: In a small bowl, stir collectively the vegan mayo, minced garlic, and lemon juice (to style). Put aside.
  2. For the pancakes: To a big skillet, add the oil and sauté the garlic for a pair minutes over low-medium warmth, stirring often, and being cautious to not burn. Add the grated carrot and finely chopped dill pickle and sauté one other minute or two till the carrot has softened a bit.
  3. Preheat one other massive non-stick skillet (I take advantage of a flat pancake skillet) over medium warmth. Or, merely use the identical skillet as earlier than if that works for you! 
  4. In a big mixing bowl, add the chickpea flour, dietary yeast, water, salt, pepper, and sautéed veggies. Whisk till mixed and let the batter sit for 1 minute.
  5. When a drop of water sizzles after hitting the pancake skillet, it’s preheated and able to use. Spray the skillet with oil.
  6. To the skillet, add 2 tablespoons of batter for every pancake. Use the tablespoon to unfold the batter out till it’s about Three inches in diameter. House the pancakes an inch or two aside on the skillet. Cook dinner for Three to four minutes over medium warmth, till a golden brown crust kinds on the underside. Flip and cook dinner for an additional 2 to three minutes till golden brown. I put together the toppings whereas the pancakes cook dinner.
  7. Place the pancakes on a cooling rack, grease the skillet once more, and cook dinner the remaining pancake batter utilizing the steps above.
  8. Serve the pancakes heat with a giant dollop of Lemon-Garlic Aioli and beneficiant sprinkling of minced contemporary dill, chopped dill pickle, and sliced inexperienced onion if you happen to’re feeling fancy! We’ve not discovered these to freeze or reheat very properly, so I like to recommend making and serving the pancakes contemporary.

Diet Data

Serving Dimension 1 of seven pancakes w/ 1 tsp mayo every | Energy 90 energy | Complete Fats 6 grams
Saturated Fats 2 grams | Sodium 160 milligrams | Complete Carbohydrates 6 grams
Fiber 1 grams | Sugar 1 grams | Protein 2 grams

Dietary data contains 1 pancake with 1 teaspoon vegan mayo per pancake.
* Diet knowledge is approximate and is for informational functions solely.

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