I love having nowhere to go and spending the whole day with my family. It’s on these type of days I like to experiment with morning breakfast favorites, along with other non-breakfast food items. So today, I’m sharing grain-free pancakes. I’m sure you’re probably wondering if I’m not using grain flour then how in the world am I going to make pancakes? Let alone pancakes that are fluffy, moist, and edible? I’m here to tell you it can be done, and I must say they turned out better than I originally thought!
The grain free ‘flour’ I use in place of even my gluten-free flour is none other than cassava flour. This flour can be replaced with any flour and can be used in a variety of any sweet or savory baked good recipes. Cassava is a vegetable root, that is peeled, dried, and eventually ground down to make flour. This flour can really be substituted for any type of flour in your favorite recipes. In fact, I just used this flour to bread some fish last week and it turned out light and delicious. Most stores carry a cassava flour brand. Personally, I have tried 3 separate brands and all the pancakes I made turned out excellent. I’ll let you know when I make chocolate chip cookies using cassava flour and report back!
I must confess, prior to making these pancakes, I never actually made pancakes…shocking I know! So, I really can’t tell you which ones taste better but if you’re looking at trying something new here you go. Sometimes adjusting old recipes to fit new lifestyle changes can be a lot of fun!
When mixing the few ingredients together, I combine both wet and dry ingredients together instead of separating them. And last step so my pancakes do not stick to the pan when their cooking, I like to spray a little avocado spray before placing the pancake mixture on the stove each time. You guys, that is it! Simple, quick and very easy breakfast! Happy Saturday!
-1 ½ c. Cassava Flour
-1 tbsp baking powder
-1 tsp salt
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-1 ¾ or 2 c. dairy-free milk or regular milk
-2 eggs (or egg replacer)
-11/2 tbsp to 2 tbsp butter alternative
-Avocado Spray for the pan
-optional** any fruit; blueberries, shredded apple or chocolate chips
1.Mix dry ingredients; cassava flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and stir together before adding wet ingredients.
2 Turn on stove and heat up pan you will be using to cook your pancakes. Spray a little avocado spray in pan.
3. Blend wet ingredients, eggs, butter alternative, and milk into bowl with dry ingredients. I also add fruit or chocolate chips (dairy free) here if you are adding these extras to your pancake mix.
4. Wait to flip pancake on the other side once the outer edge starts to crisp up.
5. Serve with Maple syrup and enjoy!