I was craving pancakes the other day. My kiddos were begging for them and if I had to eat another egg I was going to throw something. So, I did something I’ve never really done before… I made up my own grain-free recipe. I’m so not one of those test-a-recipe-multiple-times-to-perfect-it types. I cringe at the money I dump in the garbage when they don’t work out. But this time I wanted pancakes bad enough. And I was tired of pancakes I have to coddle like a newborn baby to flip over. I wanted something like a real pancake, that could take a normal flip from a spatula without turning into some sort of Picasso-inspired mess on my counter.
There are two things you should know about these pancakes. 1. They’re delicious! Not overly sweet as I skipped the honey in the recipe, but I topped mine with nut butter and a drizzle of honey and they were perfection. 2. They flip more like a normal pancake than any other I’ve tried! Whoop whoop! I have plans to try these pancakes with almond flour as well, but for now these are my favorite grain-free pancakes.
This recipe made eight 5” pancakes at approximately 55 calories each. However, nutritional info will vary depending on specific ingredients.
1 Tbsp Arrowroot Flour
1 Tbsp Tapioca Flour
2 Tbsp Coconut Flour
1 Tbsp Baking Powder
2 Large Eggs
¼ Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Tbsp Butter (I’m sure you could sub coconut oil)
½ Cup Milk (could sub almond milk)
½ Tbsp Honey (optional, I did not use it, but drizzled some on top)
- Heat non-stick griddle to med heat, 275-300°
- Combine dry ingredients (all 3 flours and baking powder) and set aside.
- Combine wet ingredients (eggs, applesauce, vanilla, butter, milk, and honey if you use it) and then add dry ingredients until well combined. If needed, add more milk.
- Pour onto griddle in 5-6” diameter circles and cook for several minutes (3-5). These pancakes do not bubble like normal pancakes, but they lose their shine when they’re ready to be flipped (see picture below).
- Flip over and cook for 2-3 more minutes. Be somewhat careful when flipping, but they hold together fairly well.
- Top with your choice of toppings and enjoy! If you have any left over, they freeze well and reheat in the toaster wonderfully!