Grain- and dairy-free pancakes that actually taste like pancakes? I promise you, they do exist. Not only that, but I’ll bet you have all the ingredients in your kitchen right now. Intrigued? So was I when I started seeing these super-simple faux pancakes popping-up everywhere I had to try them for myself.
As much as I love healthy alternatives, I can’t stand when something claims to be just like something you know and love, only to taste nothing like its delicious original. Why pretend to be something you’re not? So, with heavy skepticism I attempted these “pancakes” and to my taste buds’ surprise they were good (not to mention easy!).
Although I don’t subscribe to a grain-free diet myself, I know it works really well for many people. To me, the most important part of healthy eating is knowing what works for you and your body, so if that means vegan, vegetarian, pescetarian, paleo or an eat-everything-in-moderation type style, I support that.
I added baking powder to my recipe for a little fluffiness, and a pinch of cinnamon for flavour. You can add natural peanut butter, chopped nuts, hemp hearts, fresh fruit or coconut…the list is endless. I admit, as far as healthy substitutions go (especially for as something as holy as the pancake), these are pretty amazing. I hope you love them as much as I do!
1 ripe banana
1/8 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp cinnamon
Coconut oil to grease the pan
1. In a mix food processor, blend all ingredients together
2. Heat a pan on medium-low
3. Add a small bit of coconut oil to the pan. Once melted pour approximately 1/4 of the mixture into the pan
4. Cook until brown on the pan side (approximately 1 minute), and then flip over, cooking for another minute or so
5. Place cooked pancake on a plate and begin again until mixture is finished
6. Serve with fresh fruit and/or pure maple syrup
Makes 4 small pancakes
Serving size 55 g
Total fat 3 g
Cholesterol 93 mg
Sodium 35 mg
Potassium 156 mg
Total carbohydrates 7 g
Dietary fibre 1 g
Sugar 4 g
Protein 3 g
Tara Miller is a Toronto-based holistic nutritionist. She graduated from The Institute of Holistic Nutrition and has a degree in psychology from the University of Guelph. Tara is also the owner of the Health Hut Boutique in Muskoka where she offers effective and toxic-free beauty, household and specialty food items. You can follow her blog for holistic recipes and tips at Tara Miller Nutrition.