The last couple of years my family and my husband’s brother’s family have taken a family vacation to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. My kids love Gatlinburg. First we take our camper and we are camping, or glamping and then there is so much to do in Gatlinburg. We have yet to do everything one could possibly do there, I think that would take many trips. A discovery we made our last trip was the Pancake Pantry. There are tons of pancake restaurants in the Gatlinburg area but this is the place my family will be and many other families come back to year after year. My family loved their pancakes. I wish they had some gluten free ones that I could have tried but they didn’t. I was able to try their peanut butter syrup that my kids ordered with their pancakes and oh my goodness it was good. I decided that I needed to figure out the recipe to make at home.
Not a new years resolution but this month I decided to do a trial of the gluten free diet to see if it would help with some of my autoimmune issues. My husband has been doing a modified paleo diet and our family eats a pretty healthy diet, I was ready. So far I am 2 weeks down and I am doing ok. I have to admit though I have had some crazy cravings. Add to that it isn’t that much fun watching your family eat things that are so delicious when you can’t eat them also. So I have started searching for gluten free substitutes. There had to be a solution and there was. There are a wide variety of gluten free flours that you can by and I am slowly starting to experiment with them. First up has been Almond Flour. A year ago I made some Paleo bread for friends along with some macaroons but that is where my experience with almond flour ends. I was unsure if I could really turn almond flour into pancakes and if I did how they would turn out. I was happily surprised. These pancakes were quick and easy to make and delicious. They were denser than a typical pancake but that is to be expected with the almond flour. Try them for yourself! You are going to love these Gluten Free and Paleo Almond Flour Pancakes!
Quick Almond Flour Pancakes
Gluten Free and Paleo Almond Flour Pancakes
Country Girl Gourmet
- 1 cup almond flour
- ¼ cup water
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon oil, or as needed
- Whisk almond flour, water, eggs, maple syrup, and salt together in a bowl until batter is smooth.
- Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat; drop batter by large spoonfuls onto the griddle, and cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry, 3 to 5 minutes. Flip, and cook until browned on the other side, 3 to 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.
It is that time of year again, time for pumpkin everything! Over the weekend I decided it was time for pumpkin for breakfast but what I wasn’t sure. With hungry kids begging for pancakes the decision was made for me, if they wanted pancakes.. pumpkin pancakes they would get. Since I was also trying to get out the door for my weekend long run I turned to a box of pancake mix. It was then Semi Homemade Pumpkin Pancakes were born.
Semi Homemade Pumpkin Pancakes
makes approx. 24 pancakes
1 28oz box Hungry Jack Wheat Blends Pancake Mix
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 (heaping)tsp Cinnamon
1/2tsp Ground Ginger
1/4tsp Ground Cloves
1. In a bowl, whisk together pancake mix, water, pumpkin, cinnamon,nutmeg, cloves and ginger until well blended. Be careful not to over mix.
2. Spray griddle with nonstick spray and pour pancake batter on hot griddle (to desired size).
3. Cook pancakes over medium heat approximately 2 minutes or until bubbles appear, then turn pancakes over and cook for 2 more minutes.
4. Serve and top with your favorite pancake toppings such as butter, maple syrup, whipped cream, pecans or enjoy plain.