Monday, May 13, 2013

Wheat Free Pancakes

My sister asked how I make pancakes, so here it is :)  

1 cup flour (I usually use 1/2 cup almond flour & 1/2 cup brown rice flour)
Spoonful of starch (arrowroot or tapioca are my favourites) (optional)
Spoonful of guar gum or xanthum gum (optional)
1 cup milk (I like to add a bit of yogurt, whey or buttermilk to this for fluffier pancakes)

Mix these together and let it sit awhile.  It will seem very runny at first and the first tendancy is to add more flour.  Wait.  It will thicken.  If you are in a hurry use a hand mixer and blend it for a while, that will thicken it faster. 

1 egg
about 1/3 cup melted coconut oil  

Mix altogether.   Add 2 tsp. baking powder.  Mix lightly.   At this point you can add chocolate chips or fruit if you like. 

When you're frying the pancakes take care not to have the burner too high.

And that's it :)

Serve with lots of butter, maple syrup and fruit if you have it.  A sprinkle of cinnamon tastes great too. 

* If you mix it without the starch and gum be a little more careful in the frying pan as they will fall apart a little more.  They'll still taste great, but the texture will be a little different. 

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