Wheat Free Pancake Recipe - With No Sugar

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Introducing Cardiff Mummy to you!

A few weeks ago I was mooching about in a mum’s blogging forum and happened upon a blog post from Cardiff Mummy.

She was singing the praises of her husband’s delicious, American-style blueberry pancakes.

They’re a birthday treat in her household .. and also breakfast for house guests.  (I think she may have a queue of eager house guests now I’ve let that cat out of its bag. 😉

Here’s the blog post:

http://cardiffmummysays.com/2014/09/11/cardiff-daddys-famous-blueberry-pancakes/

Whenever I read about food, I find that ideas spring to my mind and I either bank them or fancy making a variation on the theme.

These days I write only for gut healing and maintenance, so I usually find myself messing about with new ingredients.

I posted a response on Cardiff  Mummy’s blueberry blog post and she asked that if I could maybe ever create a healthier version, to let her know.

This will make 1 large, wheat free pancake with no sugar .  Or 2 smaller ones.  I made one (and did keep half for the next day. Honest! 😉

Ooh, Really?!

Almond Meal is simply whole almonds, ground finely to a powder. It’s quite meaty. In baking recipes you may like to use almond flour, which is finer. I rather like the chunkiness of the meal!

Use it as you would a flour.

Naturally it’s different to flour containing gluten and just one of the many products that can be used when replacing those.

Most health shops sell it or – if you have a high speed blender with a dry jug – (i.e. one for grinding dry ingredients to make things like coffee powder from beans or flour from nuts etc) you can make your own flour from whole nuts in very little time.

I have to be honest, I tend to buy it. Busy people need shortcuts. Right?!

Almond meal is pale, so I would suggest using blanched almonds if you’re making your own. You don’t want all the skin in your flour, as delicious as it is. (Takes a moment to imagine eating a whole roasted almond … mmmm!)

Gluten Free Pancake

wheat free pancake recipeGather Your Goodies

For the wheat free Pancake:

1 Cup Almond Meal

1 Large Egg

1/4 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk

1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda

10 ml Goat’s Butter (I used butter at room temp and measured this in a measuring spoon)

1 Teaspoon Coconut Oil

If you’d like to add your fruit to the pancake mix, rather than adding it as a topping, that’s work perfectly too!

For the Topping:

  • Kefir Milk
  • Coconut Kefir Cream Cheese
  • Goat/ Sheep Yoghurt
  • Organic Cow’s Yoghurt
  • Fresh Fruit (for low sugar, choose raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, which all work well)
  • Palm Sugar, Date Sugar (date sugar is simply whole dates, dehydrated and ground down … this sugar doesn’t melt … however it offers a lovely crunch and also all gives you all the nutrients of the date fruit, which is always preferable to using simply sugar)
  • Honey, Date Syrup, Light Rice Syrup, Coconut Nectar, Pomegranate Molasses (made without the use of refined sugar – always check labels!)

It’s Action Time!

Whisk together your egg, milk and goat’s butter.

Add the baking soda to the almond meal and mix through the flour thoroughly.

Add your dry mix into the wet mix (I added mine in two parts) whisking after each addition.

I use a tall plastic vessel for mixing small volumes.  You can buy them with a long, electric whisk, will handle up to 6-8 eggs at a time (for family omelettes) .. They’re great for making recipes like this, as the splatting liquid is contained in the vessel! Well, it’s good for clumsy people like meee, anyway! 😉

Remove the mixture with a long spatula and onto a board.  Pat it into a round shape (or two) – keeping them thick (my favourite) or thinner, if your have children and they enjoy them that way. It will make a bigger pancake the thinner it is!

Use a large, flat spatula to place your pancake into the pan where you have hot coconut oil melted.

Pat down your wheat free pancake mixture into the pan. It will cook pretty quickly, so keep the heat up to get a lightly browned pancake.

Flip the pancake and once both sides are browned, remove onto a clean plate.

To dress the dish, use any of the toppings suggested above.

pancake recipeSomething to Bear in Mind:

In the photo I used a little shake of Xylitol to dress the dish and give a slight crunch.  It’s a product I experimented with for a recipe on this blog, although not something I would use very often.

Mixing crunchy, sticky and creamy flavours together is always a winner. Remember when you’re adding any sugars to be aware of how much you’re using and keep it to treats rather than ‘as a rule.’

The best sugar is real food that’s converted into energy in the form of glucose. Fructose (the natural sugar in fruits) is not something our body requires. Our liver (one of our major elimination organs) deals with fructose and we don’t want to overload it because any excess it’s unable to cope with is thrown right back into the body in other forms, which you don’t need at all!

If you exercise, you’re going to burn off some fructose in some measure, depending on the nature and type of exercise you’re doing. Just something to be aware of.

Other Ways to Present this Dish:

Don’t be fooled that children won’t like coconut kefir milk. Some love it at first sip!

If they turn up their noses? (laughing here!) Simply blend the milk with a little sweet fruit to make it more palatable.

Making the kefir milk fruity:

  • Firstly, pop your milk kefir into a blender
  • Add fruit of your choice, blend
  • The fruit flavour literally ‘instantly’ changes the kefir milk into a scrumptiously sweet drink

Children love fruity flavours, as do many of us when we’re all grown up! 🙂

Making the kefir cream cheese fruity:

  • Add a few berries into a blender, add a little syrup (from the list above) or a sweeter fruit (always the better choice) to sweeten to your taste
  • Stir some blended fruit into the kefir cream cheese

Pour your kefir milk or fruity cream cheese sauce around the pancake and decorate with whichever fruit you fancy!

Catch you soon!

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About the Author Sarah Jackson

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