I’ve been experimenting with vegan frittatas using chickpea flour. Chickpea flour is a great option as, not only is it gluten-free, it’s also high in protein and fibre. It’s incredibly versatile and such a handy pantry staple. The first few versions of this recipe, while tasty, were a little flat (not enough baking powder), and, despite a well oiled pan, they stuck tenaciously leaving half the product in the pan – boo! Tweaking the ratios and turning them into “muffins” (using PARCHMENT liners**) solved both of the problems! This can be a quick recipe to have on hand, perfect for any meal of the day and a great way to use up those vegetables. While this recipe is vegan, you could also doctor it up using cheese or whatever your heart desires – it’s so versatile! If you give this a try, I hope you enjoy, and, as always, I welcome your feedback!
Chickpea Flour Frittata Muffins
1 cup chickpea (garbanzo bean) flour
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon Himalayan or sea salt
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 cup water
1 onion – diced
1 red pepper – diced
1 stalk broccoli – stem trimmed and sliced, florets cut into bite-sized pieces
1 tablespoon heat-tolerant oil – I used avocado oil
Large size parchment muffin liners
Prepare batter by mixing dry ingredients well. Gradually whisk in water until smooth – should resemble pancake batter. Set aside until veggies are ready.
Sauté onion in avocado oil. Once softened and translucent, add pepper and broccoli. Sauté a few minutes more…not too long, you don’t want soggy veggies!
Add a few spoonfuls of sautéed veggies to each lined muffin tin (makes 10). Be sure to use parchment liners (we used PaperChef) as paper liners will surely stick. Top with frittata batter. Cook for approximately 25 minutes at 400 degrees. Muffins should be lightly browned. I also used a toothpick test to make sure they were done. Let cool and then enjoy!
**If you don’t have parchment muffin liners, you can always use strips of parchment paper to line the muffin tins. If you would like parchment baking cups, just let us know and we would be happy to include some for you with our next order.