Dessert Farinata

What a great way to get beans into dessert! You will see that the farinata (also called socca) is a great base for all kinds of sweet or savory toppings. 

Makes 6 servings



  • 1 cup chickpea (garbanzo) flour
  • 1 ¼ cups lukewarm water
  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil or olive oil
  • Chia jam or unsweetened all-fruit jam
  • Fresh fruit (such as whole berries or chopped stone fruit)
  • ½ cup thick cashew cream
  • 2 -3 teaspoons maple syrup



  1. Combine garbanzo flour and water in a bowl; whisk until batter is smooth. Cover bowl and let stand at room temperature for at least 15 minutes. Can be made ahead and refrigerated overnight. 
  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 and coat bottom of skillet completely. 
  4. Quickly pour batter into hot pan and carefully transfer skillet to preheated oven.
  5. While the farinata is cooking, stir the cashew cream with maple syrup to desired sweetness and set aside.
  6. Mix the fruit with fruit jam and set aside.
  7. Bake farinata in the preheated oven until  browned and crusty, about 20 minutes. Transfer immediately to a plate, tear into wedges, and top with fruit mixture and maple cashew cream. Serve hot, while still crispy on the edges.