Chickpea Pancakes (Socca)

I’ve been seeing recipes for socca around the food blogosphere for a while now and have finally got around to making it myself.

Wish I’d done it sooner – now I can see what everyone is raving about! Socca is tremendously addictive. Part sweet, part chewy, part nutty, and this flatbread takes virtually no effort to make.

I loved this version so much it was gone within a day. And then I made another one spiced with chili powder, chili flakes, chipotle chili powder, chopped rosemary and Daiya cheese. Yum yum yum.

Many recipes call for cooking socca in a cast iron skillet; since I don’t have one, I used a 9-inch cake pan. If you’ve got a skillet in your kitchen, follow the recipe link for cooking instructions.

Have you tried socca before? What do you think of it?

Chickpea Pancakes (Socca)
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gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, soy-free, egg-free, grain-free, five ingredients or less
Recipe type: Bread
Serves: 6 to 8
  • 1 cup chickpea flour (or garbanzo bean flour)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil or olive oil
  • ¼ tsp Himalayan salt, or more to taste
  • dried or fresh herbs (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Pour the water into a medium bowl. Add flour to bowl slowly, whisking in until smooth. Stir in the oil and salt. If using herbs, add them now.
  3. Grease a 9-inch round or square baking pan and pour chickpea mixture into it. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the socca is dry on top, crisp around the edges and golden brown.
  4. Cool on a wire rack, then cut into wedges and serve.


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10 Responses to Chickpea Pancakes (Socca)

  1. Caitlin January 10, 2012 at 6:52 pm #

    omigosh, i love socca SO MUCH. it’s so great that you finally made it. i remember when i first tasted it thinking, “how can such a simple recipe yield such a delicious result?!” cheers to discovering and enjoying chickpea flatbread!

    • Sondi Bruner January 10, 2012 at 6:56 pm #

      Absolutely! So simple, so yummy. Oh, how I regret not making it sooner!

  2. frugalfeeding January 11, 2012 at 8:29 am #

    These sound great. Have never heard of them, but I simply must give them a try. I adore chickpea flour (gram flour here).

  3. Pixie January 12, 2012 at 7:32 am #

    What do you serve them with? Or do you just eat them in place of bread?

    • Sondi Bruner January 12, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

      You can eat this in place of bread, or you can cut it into wedges and serve it with some sort of dip – hummus, babaganoush, etc.

  4. Sonya January 12, 2012 at 9:16 pm #

    I made a pizza for my kids tonight using this recipe for the crust. My extremely picky 4yr old ate half the pan! I will definitely make this again. Thanks for the recipe :)

  5. sario@oliveinfo September 23, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

    I just made this today and I have to say it is awesome. It was so easy to make and so tasty. I used a little more salt and added onion powder and dried chives. My house smelled so good. I am already thinking of all the delicious possibilities….

  6. Angela (@angelamarieb) January 25, 2013 at 10:18 am #

    made it today with some cumin and chili powder. mmmm


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