Sunday, April 7, 2013

Gluten-Free Coconut Pancakes with Flax

Here's a healthy and delicious gluten-free pancake. If you're in a hurry and want to whip up gluten-free pancakes, try Pamela's pancake mix (available at many stores these days). Pamela's has THE BEST mixes for gluten-free eaters. If you have a few extra minutes, you should absolutely try these pancakes. The flax adds omega-3s, fiber, and minerals to your otherwise un-nutritious pancake. You can serve with fruit and maple syrup or make your own fruit syrup like my mom did when I was a kid... Just take about 1/2 cup of your favorite fruit jam or preserves, place in a microwave safe bowl (or a coffee mug) and microwave for 30 seconds or until warm and pourable (boysenberry is my favorite).

Gluten-Free Coconut Pancakes with Flax
1/3 cup brown rice flour
1/3 cup white rice flour
1/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons potato flour
3 tablespoons tapioca flour
3 tablespoons coconut flour
2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 1/4 cups milk
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted, plus more for the griddle

In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, sugar, flaxseed meal, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and melted 1/4 cup of coconut oil. Add the wet ingredients to the large bowl and whisk until just combined. Add a tablespoon of extra milk if needed to thin the batter.

Heat your griddle or flat skillet and add some coconut oil to the griddle. Place about 3 to 4 tablespoons of pancake batter on the griddle. When bubbles form on the surface of the pancake (about 3 minutes), use a spatula to flip the pancake and continue cooking another 2 to 3 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter. (I used an ice cream scoop to get uniform pancakes. I can also fit about three pancakes on my griddle to cook at one time. Depending on the size of your griddle or skillet, you may need to cook one pancake at a time. While you are cooking the rest of the pancakes, keep the pancakes on a plate in the oven on 250 degrees to stay warm.) 

Serve with toasted coconut, fresh berries and maple or berry syrup. Enjoy!

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