Pancakes Revisited

Posted By Elana Amsterdam On January 26, 2010 @ 4:01 pm In breakfasts,pancakes | 153 Comments

gluten free pancakes
These gluten free, grain free and dairy free pancakes are a healthy breakfast treat.

The feedback pertaining to the Pancake and Flapjack recipes on my website has been interesting to watch.

Many people have loved and had great success with these recipes and many have had trouble with them as well.  Since these 2 recipes seemed to be more troublesome then most, I decided to re-work them in this post.

There are several factors to keep in mind:

  1. Don’t cook the pancakes on low (as recommended in my gluten free cookbook, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook); cook on medium or high
  2. Make sure to let your batter set up for 15 minutes before making the pancakes; this way it will thicken and the baking soda can have time to activate which will make the pancakes fluffier and easier to turn
  3. Keep these pancakes small, silver dollar sized to not more than 2 inches in diameter
  4. Many have inquired as to whether altitude has an impact on this recipe, however I’ve made it at sea level on each coast, as well as here in Boulder, so I can tell you that this is not an issue

Here’s a comment from a helpful reader:

I had problems, like other comments have mentioned, that the flapjacks weren’t firm enough to flip.  I used the almond flour at room temperature (I had been storing it in the refrigerator but after reading that you don’t I tried that).  I also had to cook them a lot longer than a normal pancake is cooked. It took about 3-4 minutes for the first side and 2-3 for the second side, but it is well worth the wait! Hopefully this will help others who are having problems with this!
-Sherron

gluten free flapjack recipe

Pancakes Revisited

  1. In a vitamix, combine eggs, agave and vanilla and blend on high until smooth
  2. Add almond flour, salt and baking soda and blend again to incorporate dry ingredients into batter
  3. Let batter sit for 15-20 minutes to thicken up
  4. Warm grapeseed oil in a large skillet over medium heat
  5. Ladle pancake batter onto skillet
  6. Pancakes will form little bubbles, when bubbles open, flip pancakes over and cook other side
  7. Remove from heat to a plate
  8. Repeat process with remaining batter, adding more oil to skillet as needed

Yields 12 pancakes
editor’s note: I use a cast iron skillet to make these pancakes

Some of you have asked for a lower GI alternative to maple syrup –my boys are really enjoying Sohgave’s agave based “maple” syrup, which I have found to be quite tasty as well.

I am thrilled to let you all know that as I was reading the New York Times Book Review last weekend, I saw that the Pioneer Woman’s cookbook is #10 on their best seller list.  Way to go Ree!

In media news I had the pleasure yesterday of being interviewed by Dr. Faith of the Faith Middleton show on Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network.  We talked for an hour, yes a full hour about my book and many of the recipes in it.  Dr. Faith is an almond flour evangelist and it was wonderful to be on air with her. Listen to the show

Last but not least, the winner of last weeks Friday Freebie retweet giveaway for a jar of Naturally Nutty Sunflower Butter is Ricki Heller. Congratulations!


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