Grain Free Dairy Free Pancakes

The kids get bored of eggs all the time, and I get annoyed with the constant wishing for other breakfasts. In order to promote the sanity of all, I have declared Tuesdays to be Pancake Mornings. I will slave over the stove and make their exciting breakfast, and in exchange they know there will be boring eggs the rest of the week and there is no complaining. Whew.

Well, of course I prefer not to give them unsprouted or unsoaked grains, and actually we don’t have any flour in the house, so I’ve been using Sue Gregg’s excellent blender batter recipe with spelt grains. This requires an overnight setup and soak, though. Last night I took out the blender, but that’s as far as I got.  Whoops!

So, grain free* pancakes it was. I am not the best pancake maker, though I’m learning, but these truly were a hit, even with my anti-coconut children.  The texture was pancake-like and light rather than that sort of fall-apart egginess that often accompanies coconut flour-based recipes, so I wanted to share (and get it down in writing for next time!).

PB & Banana Pancakes

makes about 24  5-inch pancakes
Into the blender:
2 ripe bananas
3/4 c nut butter (I used peanut butter)
9 eggs
(go ahead and turn on the blender and get it started)
1/4 c coconut flour
1/4 c unsweetened shredded coconut (because I ran out of coconut flour, ha)
1-2 tbsp honey
1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
2 tsp baking powder*
plenty of coconut oil to cook them with

(I didn’t use exact measurements, so you can adjust as you go, but I think this is about right. Remember that you might need to let it sit for a couple minutes before you know the actual consistency – coconut is thirsty but takes a little while to absorb the liquid.)

* I realize there is corn starch in baking powder and for some this may be an issue. I suppose baking soda and a small amount of acid could be substituted, but I haven’t tried it.

I thought it was cool that I didn’t need to add any milk or other liquid. The pancakes took a little longer to cook but they came out really well, held together and flipped perfectly, and they even poofed up nicely like buttermilk pancakes.

Anyway, if you try it, let me know how it goes!

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4 Responses to Grain Free Dairy Free Pancakes

  1. Katherine Lauer says:

    Those don’t sound half bad!

  2. Sue S says:

    What kind of peanut butter do you use? Do you make your own with soaked and dried nuts? These look great, I’ll have to try them.

    • Sarah says:

      Sadly, I have not done my own PB yet with soaked nuts. I keep meaning to but we don’t eat much PB and it hasn’t seemed worth it. Also organic peanuts are really difficult for me to find. I just buy organic peanut butter.
      Funny you should comment on this today, I made these again this morning using apples, peanut butter, honey, eggs and baking powder and they worked great!

    • Sue S says:

      I just made them for lunch here. They were mostly popular. I could only eat one they were so filling (considering my shrunken stomach capacity). I love adding applesauce to regular pancake batter so I will try it with that next time. I have tried making my own PB with soaked nuts but the kids wouldn’t eat it. We eat a lot of PB here though, so it’s a concern for me : (

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