Thursday, June 16, 2011

Almond flour Pancake (Egg free, Gluten free, Grain free, Sugar free but not Taste free) & Blueberry strawberry syrup





My husband is gluten free and kind of grain free. He is on diet where Quinoa & Ragi (pseudo grains) are the staple and rest of them are made up by legumes, nuts, vegetables, dairy etc. Even though me and my kids don't have any restriction, we are slowly moving towards this diet because how many different kinds of food will I cook and this kind of diet is good for every one even though it is little difficult to follow. In our house almond flour has taken over the gluten flours for making cookies, crackers etc. So when my elder one asked for Pancake, I had only almond flour in hand. I set out in search of recipes for pancakes.


There are so many innovative recipes I came across but most of them had eggs in them. But we neither include eggs, so the recipe had to be egg free, gluten free, and of course should be low carb one too. So the use of potato flour had to be eliminated. If you notice in gluten free baking, potato flour or tapioca flours are extensively used as a binder for gluten free flours and also bean flours. I have couple of bean flour mixes lying in my basement pantry because I neither like the smell nor the taste of these bean flours.  Since besan (chick pea flour) is used extensively in Indian Cuisine in a variety of sweets without any after taste or weird smell, the addition of besan worked very well as a binder and tasted great too in this pancake recipe. Almond flour and besan flour combo works great and I will post a cookie recipe also using this combination. Now getting on to this recipe. 


Preparation Time - 5 Minutes
Cooking Time - 15 to 20 Minutes
Makes - 5 to 6 Small Pan Cakes


Ingredients


Almond Flour - 1/2 Cup
Ground Chia Powder -1 heaped Tbsp
Split Chick Pea Flour(Besan) - 1/3 Cup
Powdered Xylitol - 1 Tbsp
Buttermilk - 3/4 Cup
Baking Soda - 1/4 Tsp
Baking Powder - 1/2 Tsp
Vanilla extract few drops
Orange Juice - 1 Tbsp
Salt - pinch
Method


1) Add the almond flour, ground chia powder, besan, xylitol powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt in a wide bowl.


2) Heat a cast iron skillet in medium heat and add all the wet ingredients orange juice, butter milk, vanilla extract to the flour and combine with a egg beater without any lumps.


3) Pour a ladle full in the skillet and gently press it down (not too much like with a gluten based flours). Pour a tsp of ghee(clarified butter) and cover and cook for 2 to 3 minutes in small to medium heat.


4) Flip and cook the other side and add more ghee if required and then remove from the heat.












For the blueberry, strawberry syrup


Blueberry - Handful
Strawberry - Handful
Water - 1 to 2 Tbsp
Stevia - 1/8 Tsp 


Method


In a blender blend blueberry, strawberry, water into a smooth paste. Boil for 3-5 minutes till the mixture thickens and then add stevia and combine well. Pour the syrup on top of the pancake and enjoy.


Note- I am just trying to make use of stevia sitting in my pantry and I was able to taste the after taste of stevia but the kids didn't notice anything. So you can substitute the sweetener of your choice for this purpose.


Events


This goes to Champa's Kids delight mini bytes an event started by Srivalli.

32 comments:

Priya said...

Give me that plate, i want to finish that fabulous pancakes, that syrup looks super delicious..

Madhu said...

Wonderful recipe. I am going to try it out this week.

GEETHA ACHAL said...

Wow...So tempting pancakes and syrup...

Raksha said...

this pancake is simply great

Ila said...

awesome and tempting pancake :)

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Krithi's Kitchen said...

Ya, it is difficult to cook individually for each person.. moreover drifting towards a healthier lifestyle is a great idea..

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Plateful said...

I wish I could go gluten free...not cos I'm allergic or anything but just for eating healthy. I doubt if almond flour is available in the supermarkets here :( Your panacake with the berry syrup looks so darn tempting!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Wonderfully inviting healthy and tasty pancakes. Syrup looks so delightful.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Kalyani said...

very tempting pancakes .......

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious pancakes and wonderful color of the syrup....A great combo...

Deeksha said...

Healthy and yummy pancakes...

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I have seen almond flour so much that now I feel the need to cook with it. This pancake looks awesome start :)

aipi said...

Absolutely loved it and can have it in a heart beat. Mouth watering pics.
US Masala

Mugdha said...

delicious and tempting pancakes..:)

Jackie said...

I love it! I've never cooked with Xylitol before. Does it act like a binder in place of eggs?

Sobha Shyam said...

sure its not taste free dear :)..looks great, yummy pancakes..

kothiyavunu.com said...

Wow.. this is really a tasty dish..My daughter being a great fan of strawberry would love this for sure :)

Miriam said...

I love your xylitol and stevia uses here, seriously great recipes! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Deepti said...

Wat a healthy n tasty combo

Glad to follow u

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gluten free pancake recipe said...

Hello,
Nice article! It will me more chose what I will buy and What I will select for me.
Thank’s

Champa said...

Really nice one Sadhana. Thanks for the entry.

Priti said...

Pancake looks yummy n using almond flour is cake ...e sauce looks great too

Maria said...

Lovely pancakes! I have a similar recipe I've been meaning to try!

Jay said...

this loooks so good..wonderful recipe again dear..:P
Tasty Appetite

Prathima Rao said...

Healthy, invitind, delicious pancakes!!!! Lovely clicks!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Prathibha said...

Healthy n delicious pancakes...looks yumm

Faith said...

These are really beautiful pancakes! That berry syrup is the perfect finishing touch!

Prathima Shivraj said...

Pan cakes are drollworthy, very healthy and tasty, rare to get this combo!!

thekitchenaffaire said...

Wow.. thats nice.. New for me..I have to try this out :D

divya said...

looks delicious dear..very tempting..love it..

gluten free pancake recipe said...

Thanks for supporting the gluten free family.

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