Chickpea Flan Bites

by Eleanor Cullen on Feb 25, 2021

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Over pizza? Try this Chickpea Flan recipe with your kids instead

Chickpea is widely recognised as a superfood and a great source of vitamins, minerals and plant-based protein.

So why not cash in on its superpowers in this healthy chickpea recipe for your kids?

At We Might Be Tiny HQ we’ve been keen to come up with a tasty and satisfying alternative to standard pizza for a while. Don’t get us wrong, we love pizza, but sometimes it just feels good to mix things up and treat your body like a temple. And our little ones need those extra nutrients even more!

This Chickpea Flan recipe is super easy to make. There’s no lengthy dough-making process involved and it takes only 30 minutes to make it from scratch. Base and all. Pretty good, right?

You can mix up the veggies we’ve used in our recipe and swap them with other variants to spice things up. But this mix is a proven crowd pleaser and our go-to for a nutritious and vitamin-loaded winner.

Once it’s ready, simply cut the Chickpea Flan into bite-sized pieces for your munchkin and serve them on our We Might Be Tiny Stickie Plates so you can forget about the mess and let your dishwasher take care of things for you. Because life’s too short, right?


  • 200 g (¾ cups) or (7 oz) chickpea flour
  • 600 ml (2 ¼ cups) or (20 fl oz) water 
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Italian herbs
  • 1 onion
  • 3 mushrooms
  • 60 g ( ½ cup) or (2 oz) corn 
  • 80 g (½ cup) or (3 oz) green peas
  • 2 kale leaves
  • 1 red capsicum


Preheat the oven to 180 C and grease baking tray.

Add the flour, water, nutritional yeast, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and herbs to a large mixing bowl.

Stir well to combine until a smooth batter forms. Pour into baking tray and set aside.

Finely chop onion, mushrooms, kale, and capsicum. 

Heat a frying pan over a high heat. Once hot, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and heat until very hot. 

Add the vegetables and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes.

Remove from heat and sprinkle vegetables evenly over the chickpea batter.

Place in oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool slightly before serving

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