Saturday, October 06, 2012

Gluten-Free Pancakes

Gluten-Free Buckwheat Pancakes

Makes about 12 pancakes

Ingredients:
6 eggs
1 TBS honey
1 tsp vanilla

6 TBS melted coconut oil

coconut milk or whole milk (approx. 1 cup)

1/2 cup buckwheat
 flour

1/4 cup almond flour

6 TBS coconut flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder



Instructions:
1. Using a wire whisk, mix together eggs, melted coconut oil, milk, honey, and sea salt.

2. Continuing to whisk, add the dry ingredients until thoroughly mixed.
 (I found that I needed to add extra coconut milk because the batter was too stiff.)
3. Heat 1 tablespoon of butter (or coconut oil) in a skillet on a medium flame.

4. Spoon 2-3 tablespoons of batter onto skillet making pancakes about 3-4 inches in diameter.

5. Serve with lots of butter and real maple syrup, or honey! Yum!

This was my first foray into grain-free cooking. I started with a basic coconut flour recipe for reference, and by the time I was done I had made my own completely different concoction, and (perhaps it's beginner's luck) it turned out perfectly! I have at times found there to be a sort of bitter aftertaste to many gluten / grain - free baked things, but I think this may be due to garbanzo flour, so I did not include any garbanzos. There was absolutely no bitter taste at all. The pancakes were denser, of course than nutrition-free buttermilk pancakes, but they still turned out fluffy due to the baking powder, and the flavor was nutty, buttery, and very filling. Everyone gave it a big thumbs-up!

8 comments:

  1. Another fantastic looking recipe we will be trying soon! My kids love pancakes but we have had trouble finding a great gluten/grain free option. Thanks!

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    1. After this, I really don't care if I ever eat wheat pancakes again! Hope it works for you!

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    2. We just made this recipe for my son's 2nd birthday and to say the pancakes were a hit would be a huge understatement! You are a culinary genius! I have never tasted anything so close to "real" pancakes- the recipe is a keeper! I think I might try making some pumpkin pancakes with the recipe and see how that goes. Is it alright with you if I link to your blog when I post about the birthday boy? Thanks for sharing a great recipe!

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    3. Oh, I'm so glad to hear your report!! Please, link away! Happy birthday to your son, too!

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  2. Oh my goodness that looks scrummy. I haven't worked with those flours much, but the flavor mixture sounds fabulous. Where did my shopping list go...

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    1. I hope it turns out as well for you. If you try them, stop back by and tell me how they turn out!

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  3. My daughter and I are so impressed with this recipe!! I wouldn't return to wheat pancakes even if I could :) I had to change a couple of things as I didn't have all the stuff on hand (melted butter for coconut oil and trim milk worked just fine)and my daughter isn't that keen on all things coconut yet. Great work and thank you :)

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    1. You're welcome! I'm so glad it worked out for you. I agree...no more wheat pancakes for me!

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