Gluten Free Pancakes Recipe
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and for me, it’s the perfect opportunity to indulge in a plateful
of fluffy pancakes. Now, being gluten intolerant meant that enjoying pancakes was often a challenge. But fear not,
my fellow gluten-free foodies, for I have created a recipe that will satisfy your pancake cravings without the
burden of gluten.
The Origin Story
I remember a time when I was at a quaint bed and breakfast in a charming little town. The owner, Mrs. Thompson,
was known for her delicious breakfasts, especially her gluten-free pancakes. I was instantly smitten and begged
her for the secret recipe. Mrs. Thompson graciously shared her technique, which I have since adapted and perfected.
These gluten-free pancakes offer the same light and fluffy texture as their gluten-filled counterparts, bringing
joy to every bite.
- 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Step 1: Combine the Dry Ingredients
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the gluten-free all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda,
and salt. Ensure that the ingredients are evenly combined.
Step 2: Prepare the Wet Mixture
In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, unsweetened applesauce, vanilla extract, egg, and vegetable
oil. The applesauce adds moisture and helps create a tender pancake.
Step 3: Combine the Mixtures
Pour the wet mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir together gently until just combined. Be careful
not to overmix, as this can result in dense and heavy pancakes. A few lumps in the batter are perfectly fine.
Step 4: Heat the Griddle or Skillet
Place a griddle or non-stick skillet over medium heat. Lightly grease the surface with cooking spray or a small
amount of vegetable oil. Allow the griddle to heat up before proceeding.
Step 5: Cook the Pancakes
Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, pour the pancake batter onto the preheated griddle. Cook until bubbles form on the
surface, then flip and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes. The pancakes should be golden brown and cooked through.
Repeat the process with the remaining batter.
Variations and Serving Suggestions
- Add blueberries, chocolate chips, or sliced bananas to the batter for an extra burst of flavor.
- Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup, a dollop of whipped cream, or a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
- For a savory twist, try topping your pancakes with smoked salmon, cream cheese, and fresh dill.
Enjoy Your Gluten Free Pancakes!
Now, sit back and relish in the accomplishment of creating a stack of perfectly fluffy gluten-free pancakes. Share
them with loved ones or savor them all to yourself. Either way, these delectable pancakes are sure to bring a smile
to your face and a satisfied appetite. Happy cooking!
|1 pancake (about 4 inches in diameter)