Breakfast Farinata

What a great way to get beans into your breakfast! Make sure to serve this while still hot and crispy at the edges.

Makes 6 Servings


  • 1 cup chickpea (garbanzo) flour
  • 1 ¼ cups lukewarm water
  • 2 teaspoons avocado or canola oil (or oil spray)

For serving:

  • Chia seed jam (or all-fruit, no sugar added jam)
  • Fresh fruit
  • Toasted sliced almonds or toasted walnuts


  1. Combine chickpea flour and water in a bowl; whisk until batter is smooth. Cover bowl with plastic wrap or a plate and let stand at room temperature for at least 15 minutes. Can be made ahead and refrigerated overnight. Skim foam from top of batter.
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  3. Place a 10-inch cast-iron skillet (or other oven proof pan) over high heat and heat until very hot. Pour 2 teaspoons oil in skillet (or spray generously with oil spray) to coat bottom of skillet completely.
  4. Quickly pour batter into hot pan. Carefully transfer skillet to preheated oven.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until browned and crusty, about 20 minutes. Transfer immediately to a plate or cuting board and tear into wedges. Serve hot, while still crispy on the edges, topping with chia jam, fresh fruit and a sprinkling of sliced toasted almonds or toasted walnuts.