Single-Serving Socca

Clean-eating + breakfast = boring.

I can eat chia pudding about once a month. Oatmeal makes me super hungry in about 20 min. Sometimes soup, but then what to eat for lunch?

Say what you want about Gwyneth, it's probably all true, but her cookbooks are the best. The recipes are delicious, the pictures are beautiful and there is usually something new or unusual to try. I'd been eyeing the socca pizzas in It's All Easy for ages, and finally picked up garbanzo bean flour. I made the recipe, easy, but then threw out the rest because you can't sell a 6- and 3- year old on them and they got soggy in the refrigerator.

So after a few experimentations, a simple, fast way to make one socca:


Single-Serve Socca

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  • slightly rounded 1/4 cup garbanzo flour
  • scant 1/4 c. water
  • a teaspoon (I used a flatware one, not a measuring one) olive oil
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of whatever spice you like (garlic powder and piment d'espelette is nice)
  1. Get a mug or liquid measuring cup. Mix all the ingredients together in the cup.
  2. Heat a non-stick small frying pan on medium heat.
  3. Coat with a small amount of oil. I like the spray kind with no propellants. (Yes, Sydney, you were right. It's just olive oil.)
  4. Pour batter in center of pan slowly and let spread. Cook for 2 min. The bottom should be dark golden brown, the edges bubbly and the top set. Cook longer if necessary, then flip. Cook 2 more minutes on opposite side. Remove to plate.

While you're at it, put a little more oil in pan, fry up an egg and put on top of socca. #eggsoneverything

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Top with anything else: grilled vegetables, avocado and kimchi are my favorite.

YUM. And you won't be hungry for a VERY long time. One socca is about 150 calories, no gluten, the only fat is from the olive oil and the flour is high in fiber and protein.