The Best Gluten Free Pancakes

The title might be a bold statement but I challenge you to make them and then get back to me. It is no secret I love pancakes, all varieties, goodness knows there are enough pancake recipes on this blog; however, when it comes to plain old pancakes to dress up as you please, that are light and fluffy but not too thin, these are your babies. Whether you eat gluten or not, this recipe is a winner.

Pancakes

If you like you could sub the gluten free for normal flour and the almond milk for any milk of your choice.

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Apple Dutch Pancake

It has been far too long since we had pancakes for breakfast, we discovered a need for bacon and egg sandwiches on a Saturday morning and that has sustained us for the past few weeks. Last weekend though we had hardly anything in the fridge and nothing breakfast worthy except a few aging apples. What we wanted though was pancakes. Thankfully we had some cupboard essentials; milk, flour etc, and some milk in the fridge (it is a desperate day when there is no milk in the fridge but thankfully things weren’t quite that bad). I searched for an apple pancake recipe and loved the look of this one, I swapped the icing sugar for cinnamon sugar because I’m not sure icing sugar is all that necessary in the morning. I think I picked this recipe because it is cooked in a skillet in the photos and I can’t resist a skillet. Also because it includes cinnamon, a must for any apple based recipe in my eyes.

Dutch Apple pancake

I tweaked the recipe a little to what I had in the cupboard, that’s the thing about pancakes, they are so forgiving. The apples had that delicious, sweet apple-pie-ness about them, cooked apples are so yummy. As a kid I’d make apple sauce and eatit  by the bowlful.

I had to spend the Saturday working from home, attempting to wade through the mountains of work I have to do before Christmas. These definitely helped to fuel me through those long hours.

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Sweet Potato Pancakes

Sweet potatoes are pretty versatile creatures, they taste great with cajun spices as wedges, mashed and baked but it isn’t just a savoury life they lead, oh no, there is a world of sweet potatoes sweets out there too. There are sweet potato brownies or maple and pecan sweet potato ice cream, or in this case, sweet potato pancakes. They might not look so pretty but they were a tasty and made for a healthy version of pancakes with bacon and maple syrup; a winning combination with any pancake form! Alas, they were not the most photogenic member of the pancake family, but hey, they have a great personality.

Sweet Potato Pancakes

 

These were made from a recipe I found on Paleo Grubs.

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Cherry & Almond Oven Pancakes

I can’t quite believe it, this is my 100th post!  Having started this blog in February (a late starting New Year’s resolution), I’ve somehow managed to write 100 posts. My aim was to write a post a week but I seem to have surpassed that four-fold. I love cooking, eating and writing about food; and I am getting there with taking photos that make it look edible and sometimes even appetizing! This recipe is a combination of my favourite pancake recipe (a gem I found courtesy of Orangette) and another recipe by Smitten Kitchen (Cherry Almond Dutch Baby). It was a lovely Saturday morning treat, I found Rainer cherries in our local supermarket and was excited to try them, and what worthier cause than breakfast?

Cherry and Almon Oven Pancakes

 

Whilst not strictly paleo (especially not if you don’t eat dairy), they are at least gluten free.

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Berry Baked Pancakes

Flavour of the moment: The sweetness of baked fruit. I decided to make these because I feel too naughty having fruit crumble for breakfast. This is a feeling my sister doesn’t share as she tucked into apple pie and ice cream for breakfast the other morning; she’s even more of a role model to me now.

Exciting new cook book: ‘Joy the Baker Cookbook – Joy Wilson’. I wanted this book for a while and finally caved the other week, if you haven’t checked out Joy’s blog you then you most definitely should. She is a goddess.

Speaking of said blog, I stumbled across this the other day and decided I loved the idea of the berries but would prefer them baked and using that recipe as a base I began adapting, just a little.

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