Sometimes things just work out for you. On the first try. Like these pancakes.
I was in a bad mood, symptomatic, and preparing to prep for a colonoscopy (yay, fun!) last week. All I wanted was pancakes. I wanted good pancakes. Actually, I don’t know that I cared if they were good. I just wanted something to spread Sunbutter sunflower seed butter all over. So, I had an idea in my head and I started throwing things in a bowl and the most perfectly light and fluffy pancakes that I’ve had since going grain-free 5 years ago emerged.
Perfectly Fluffy Grain-Free Pancakes
Makes about 8 medium sized pancakes
1/2 cup buckwheat flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbs. maple syrup
1/2 cup full fat coconut milk (the canned variety, shaken well)*
1/2 cup coconut water
1 tbs. melted coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
*if shaking the can doesn’t de-seperate the coconut milk then pour it all in a small saucepan and heat over low heat until you’re able to mix everything well.
Mix all the dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Add the wet ingredients and whisk well until everything is combined (do not over mix).
Heat a frying pan over medium heat with oil or non-stick spray of choice.
Using a 1/4 cup dry measure, pour batter into the pan, cooking pancakes on medium-low to medium heat. Cook each pancake for about 2 minutes, until it starts to bubble slightly and you can see the edges begin to harden. Flip pancake and cook for another 1-2 minutes until both sides are golden brown.
Pile high and top with your favorite fresh fruit, nut butter, and/or syrup.
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