Gluten-free banana pancakes that are delicious

1 Jan

My entire family has suffered greatly over the loss of a family love: pancakes. When my dad decided to change his diet to cure his heart disease we had to let pancakes go. Well, not entirely, I would still make my son and niece pancakes from scratch on occasion but I never felt well after eating them and I knew that I would have to let them go at some point as well. Aside from going out to breakfast, I rarely make pancakes at home. But now that I am buckling down to lose weight and get healthy I have come to the sobering conclusion that pancakes, and waffles, will have the leave my life.

At least the traditional sort of pancakes will. Today I tried a gluten-free recipe for pancakes that is seriously fucking delicious. I found the recipe on some random blog that I closed before I could copy the link to but the writer had given the recipe credit to Elena’s Pantry, so there you go.

This isn’t something that I would eat on a regular basis since it doesn’t seem quite natural to eat almonds in such a concentrated amount. However it is nice to have pancakes on a weekend morning a few times a month with a fried egg, I think.

The recipe has been altered slightly to allow for my desire to not add concentrated and processed sugar to my diet, so I excluded agave necter. I also used butter to cook the cakes in my new iron skillet instead of the grapeseed oil the original recipe suggested. Here it is:

Gluten-free Banana Pancakes

2 eggs

1 Tbs water or almond milk

1 Tbs vanilla extract

1 mashed banana

2 Tbs melted butter or coconut oil

1 1/2 cup almond meal

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp sea salt

fat/oil for cooking

1) Mix all this stuff together in a bowl. I used an electric hand mixer to make sure all the lumps were out.

2) Pour approx. 1/4 cup of the batter on a heated skillet or pan or griddle, whatever you decide to use and cook like normal pancakes. These work best as a small little pancakes and I had my skillet pretty low to avoid burning them. I cooked them for a little longer than regular pancakes and adjust the heat as needed.

Tasted great with some butter! Naturally sweet and my dad loved them. I don’t think they would need any additional sweet topping, the banana made them sweet enough. My dad said he would love these instead of cake any time!

pancakesinskillet

I’m not a pro photographer, obviously. The little pancakes were cooking fast in the iron skillet!

pancakesonplate

My serving of pancakes. I added a little butter to the top. Very good!

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