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Gluten Free Banana Pancakes

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Now, first let me say that I don’t live “gluten-free” like many people. I just like to tinker with recipes and sometimes I like to try new things. That’s why I share all of my lovely kitchen adventures with you all!!!

I was in the mood for pancakes and something fruity one drizzly, cloudy morning. I was tired and my allergies were going haywire. Comfort food was what I craved, but I didn’t want to feel so heavy and weighted down after eating. Now, a lot of people have different names for these types of pancakes: paleo pancakes, TIU pancakes, banana pancakes, etc…

I never had much luck with a flourless pancake that was just mashed banana and eggs, etc… So, I started adding a few tablespoons of flour and viola! They held together to be flipped without falling apart and had the perfect consistency.

Here’s how I make them:

Ingredients:

  • 1 large banana
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla almond milk
  • 3-4 Tbsp gluten-free all-purpose flour (or whatever all purpose flour you like.)

Directions:

  • It’s as simple as this. I put the banana in my blender cup (I have a Ninja Blender with the single serve cup that you can blend in.) or blender and puree.
  • Add in egg, baking powder, and almond milk. Blend until combined. (Don’t overdo it because the protein in eggs get tighter the more you agitate them and can lead to tough egg consistency.)
  • Now, I like to add a tablespoon at a time of flour and mix it in. Once you get to that thick, yet runny pancake batter consistency you stop there and start pouring 1/4 cup at a time into a greased skillet placed over medium-low heat. I like to keep mine between 3-4 (on a scale of 10) on my stove top so that they don’t burn. I had to turn mine down from 4 to 3 while making these because they started to brown more than I wanted.
  • Watch as bubbles begin forming in the batter from the outside and make their way to the center. As soon as you see a bubble form in the middle (center) of the pancake it is time to flip.
  • You can top these with fresh fruit and maple syrup and it’s perfect, healthy comfort food for a drizzly day!

I hope you enjoy!

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