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3 Kid-Approved Gluten-Free Pancake Recipes

By May 22, 2016Recipes
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What should you do if you are craving something from your pre-healthy eating days?

  1. Eat it anyway.
  2. Leave out some ingredients and force-feed yourself the resultant hockey puck.
  3. Find a delicious and healthy alternative.

If you’re intent on doing numbers one and/or two, read no further. If you’re the type of person that chooses option number three, then read on.

This scenario happened to me with pancakes. I love pancakes and eggs. They remind me of my childhood, and I love making them for my kids. So I found three different Whole Life Challenge compliant and gluten-free pancake recipes that also satisfy my cravings.

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Each one has a different main ingredient: bananas, sweet potato, or almond flour. You can pick one based on your desired level of sweetness — sweet (bananas), semi-sweet (sweet potato), or not so sweet (almond flour) — or try making all three and see which one turns out to be your favorite.

All three of these recipes are compliant on all three levels (just watch your vanilla extract ingredients). So, go ahead and feed your inner child. These pancakes will satisfy your cravings throughout the challenge and beyond.

Almond and Coconut Flour Pancakes

Category Breakfast, Gluten Free, Paleo
Compliance Level Kickstart, Lifestyle, Performance
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Peter Haas

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup packed almond flour
  • 3/4 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp stevia
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions

  1. Puree ingredients in a blender.
  2. Add some coconut oil or butter to a skillet pre-heated over low to medium heat.
  3. Pour a small amount of batter into the pan. Swirl the batter out with the back of the spoon to make the pancake larger.
  4. Cook each side until pancake is cooked through.
  5. Serve immediately with topping of your choice.

Flourless Banana Pancakes

Category Breakfast, Gluten Free, Paleo
Compliance Level Kickstart, Lifestyle, Performance
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Peter Haas

Ingredients

  • 1.5 large ripe bananas (with brown spots)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder

Instructions

  1. Whisk eggs in a bowl.

  2. In another bowl, lightly mash the bananas with a potato masher or a fork.

  3. Combine egg, baking powder, vanilla, cinnamon, and mashed bananas. Mash until uniform.

  4. Pour about 2 tablespoons (4-6 inches across) of the batter at a time onto a skillet placed over a medium-low heat.

  5. Cook until the bottom appears set (1 to 2 minutes). Flip with a spatula and cook another minute.

  6. Serve immediately with topping of your choice.

Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Pancakes

Category Breakfast, Gluten Free, Paleo
Compliance Level Kickstart, Lifestyle, Performance
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Peter Haas

Ingredients

  • 1 medium, cooked sweet potato
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Rinse and pierce sweet potato with a fork.
  2. Microwave on high for 3 minutes, or until tender.
  3. Let cool, and peel off skin.
  4. Add flesh of sweet potato to blender.
  5. Blend sweet potato, eggs, vanilla, and cinnamon.
  6. Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat.
  7. Melt 1 tbsp of butter.
  8. Pour batter into 4-inch diameter circles in skillet.
  9. Let cook 2-3 minutes, or until brown, flip, and cook an additional 1-2 minutes.
  10. Serve immediately with topping of your choice.
Sources:
1. PaleoLeap.com. 2016. “Flourless Banana Pancakes.” Accessed March 30.
2. Sinfulnutrition.com. 2015. “2 Ingredient Sweet Potato Pancake.” Accessed March 30.
3. TheSpunkyCoconut.com. 2014. “Best Ever Paleo Pancakes.” Accessed March 30.
Hot Cakes” photo (CC BY-SA 2.0) by  jrandallc

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