How often do you eat pancakes? Once a year, twice a year or more regularly than that? Since I have discovered that not all pancakes need flour, I often have them for breakfast at the weekend.
I have two favourite gluten free recipes that require minimal effort and make a filling breakfast.
The first one is banana pancakes – you need a banana and two eggs. Mash the banana and add two eggs. Combine all of the ingredients and add tablespoons of the mixture to a hot frying pan with a little oil – I use the low calorie spray oils.
These take minutes to make and when cooked are light and fluffy, and perfect with a little bit of chocolate spread on top.
My new go to recipe involves three main ingredients (oats being one of them) and then you can either add your favourite topping to them once cooked, or you could combine it into the mixture.
Oats are the base for these pancakes and you might be thinking that the pancakes would be a bit crunchy or grainy when cooked. The oats, when cook out, create a pancake that is filling, light and fluffy.
These pancakes on there own are a little bland! I got round this by adding a cap full of orange essence and 10g or 1 tbsp of dark chocolate chips – but you could add your favourite flavouring or some dried or fresh fruit.
Makes 4 pancakes
20g gluten free oats
1 tbsp plain quark
Flavouring: For orange and chocolate chip pancakes
1 cap full of orange extract
10g dark chocolate chips
- Heat a frying pan on a medium heat – I prefer to use a large one and then I can cook all the pancakes at the same time. Add some oil to the pan and make sure that it is hot before adding the pancake mix.
- Combine the oats, quark and egg. Make sure that the mixture is well combined.
- If you are adding flavourings to the pancake batter and mix together.
- Using a tablespoon spoon out 4 pancakes into your frying pan and turn the heat down to low.
- You will know that the underside is cooked when air bubbles form on top.Flip over and cook until golden brown on the bottom.
- Serve and eat straight away. Of you have cooked plain ones, add a topping and enjoy, if you have combined your topping, eat and enjoy.
Happy gluten free cooking 🙂