Chickpea flour is something of a miracle ingredient. In addition to being an excellent gluten-free and grain-free substitute in all kinds of baked goods, it also works in place of eggs in quiches, scramble, and baked egg dishes such as this frittata. The proportions of chickpea flour, water, and oil for this frittata in this recipe create an incredibly creamy result that still sets up perfectly.

Chickpea Flour Frittata with Sweet Potatoes and Kale [Vegan, Grain-Free]

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8 slices

Cooking Time



  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 1-1/4 cups chickpea flour
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2-1/2 cups peeled, chopped small (or grated) sweet potato
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cups chopped kale


  1. Pre-heat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the water, chickpea flour, paprika, salt, and garlic powder. Let it stand while preparing the filling.
  3. In a 9-inch cast-iron skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Add the sweet potato and onion. Cook and stir for 8-10 minutes until vegetables are softened. Reduce heat to medium and add the kale; cook and stir for 2-3 minutes until kale is wilted.
  4. Remove the skillet from heat and pour in the chickpea flour batter.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes until set at the center and edges are beginning to brown.
  6. Transfer to a wire rack and cool at least 30 minutes before cutting and serving. Serve warm, at room temperature, or chilled.

Nutritional Information

Per Slice: Calories: 152 | Carbs: 19.9 g | Fat: 6.4 g | Protein: 4.8 g | Sodium: 238 mg | Sugar: 3.8 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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