Almond Flour Pancakes

Almond Flour Pancakes, gluten, dairy and sugar free (naturally sweetened with banana)
Almond Flour Pancakes, gluten, dairy and sugar free (naturally sweetened with banana)

Gluten, dairy and sugar free

Pancakes are so ridiculously versatile, it seems you can make them out of just about anything. Below is a base recipe for restrictive-diet friendly almond flour pancakes that are naturally sweetened with banana. Suggestions on other jazzy ingredients follow, but plain is yummy, too :-).

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 banana
  • Less than 1 cup milk substitute of your choice (will explain, read on :-))
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 tsps baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil such as olive or grape seed
  • Butter substitute or cooking oil, such as coconut – enough to coat bottom of pan liberally about 8 times while making pancakes

Directions

  1. Whisk the egg in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Place a peeled, broken up banana in a blender, add milk substitute until it reaches the 8 oz mark on the blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Add 8 oz banana mixture, salt, flour, baking soda, and cooking oil to egg in the bowl. Whisk.
  4. Heat a pan to low/medium and add a liberal amount of butter substitute or oil to prevent cakes from sticking.
  5. Pour the batter into the hot pan, around 1/4 to 1/3 cup at a time. I find that almond flour is a bit tricky to cook all the way through, so smaller, thinner pancakes turn out better. I even spread the batter out as far as I can with the batter scoop.
  6. Cook the first side several minutes. Bubbles will appear, but unlike wheat flour pancakes, it will not be ready to flip at that time. When you can get a flipper under the pancake without having it break apart, it is ready. Flip and cook several more minutes until the insides are done and both sides are a dark, crispy brown.
  7. Makes about 8 thin, 5-6″ pancakes.

In order to get the pancakes thin enough, you may need to experiment. If the batter becomes too thick, you can always add a splash more milk substitute to make it the right consistency.

Other ingredients you could add to this recipe:

  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed (add a splash more milk substitute to compensate for added dryness)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • Diced apple
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