Ahhh...yes. Visiting our local restaurant for Sunday morning pancakes was a special treat that my Gorgeous Man and I used to do... until I became allergic to wheat that is... sigh. Yes, those were the days. But now...
HALLELUJAH! We have seen the LIGHT!
It's true. My Gorgeous Man and I have become "enlightened." Now, we travel on the pathway of gourmet gluten-free delights. It has been a wild-adventure learning how to cook and bake gluten-free; but when I create a lovely recipe like this; even our "wheat-loving" family and friends join in the gluten-free fun. In fact, everyone who has tried my new Pancake House Pancakes actually PREFERS these pancakes over their usual wheat pancakes ~ Wahooo! (I knew they would if they'd just give this recipe a try.)
Celebrate breakfast today with a big batch of these wonderful pancakes (hotcakes, griddle cakes or whatever you want to call these yummy pancakes!)
Lynn's Pancake House Pancakes (Gluten-Free)
Pancake House Pancakes are light, fluffy and absolutely delicious. No one will guess that these yummy pancakes are gluten and dairy-free; but beware; these will fly off plates quicker than you can fill them.
1 cup of my Gluten-Free Party Cookie Mix
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup milk of your choice
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon honey
3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Gimme Gluten Free Method:
1. Preheat griddle according to the manufacturer's directions. If you do not have a griddle, preheat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. As you cook your pancakes, watch the heat closely so your skillet does not get too hot.
2. In a large bowl whisk together until well combined, the Gluten-Free Party Cookie Mix, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
3. Add the milk, eggs, honey and pure vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth and well-blended.
4. Brush the pre-heated griddle or skillet with coconut oil (my favorite) or vegetable oil or ghee to coat it well. For each pancake pour a scant 1/4 cup of batter onto the hot griddle, making 4-inch pancakes, about an inch apart.
Let the pancakes cook until the tops have some bubbles on them. Now watch, the bubbles will start to pop and will leave a little "hole" where the bubble popped; this is a sign that the pancakes are getting ready to flip over. The edges of the pancake will start to look done and your pancakes should be a delicious golden-brown color on the bottom. (You can peek ~ Lift the edge of a pancake up gently with your spatula and take a look.)
5. Flip the pancakes over and cook until done. Serve immediately with butter, or your favorite dairy-free spread and warm maple syrup. Makes eight yummy pancakes.
Questions and AnswersQ: Why are you using a Gluten-Free Party Cookie Mix to make pancakes?
A: My "Party Cookie Mix" is actually not sweet at all; it's simply a blend of gluten-free flours that you mix up yourself. I adore this blend; it is perfect for baking cakes, cookies, pancakes and muffins.
Q: Lynn, what milk do you use?
A: I use refrigerated coconut milk since I want my pancakes to be dairy free. The pancakes turn out light and delicious and there is no coconut flavor.
Q: Can I leave out the honey?
A: No. The pancakes need a little bit of sweetening in order to turn that lovely golden brown color. If you prefer, you can substitute 2 teaspoons of pure maple syrup, agave or granulated sugar for the honey.
Q: Why do you have vanilla extract in your pancakes?
A: Pure vanilla extract is the "secret ingredient" in many restaurant pancake recipes! You can increase the vanilla to 1 teaspoon if you like. Be sure to use a high-quality PURE VANILLA EXTRACT. If you only have that fake stuff (imitation vanilla extract) then for heaven's sake, leave it out. Fake vanilla will give a harsh, unpleasant taste to the pancakes. Keep it real!
Q: I want to eat these pancakes for dinner, is that okay?
A: Yes. Pancakes are wonderful anytime ~ day or night. ENJOY!
"I will praise You, O LORD, with my whole heart,
I will tell of all Your marvelous works,
I will rejoice and be glad in You;
I will sing praise to Your Name, O Most High."