Pancakes are most certainly not just for that one day in February! We love a good stack of those fluffy things at any time of the year. I have to admit, I’m all for the quick fix in life and tend to buy the shop bought (Aldi) thin pancakes for easy breakfasts for the kiddies. But, this year I wanted in on the fun, as I can’t have those yummy already made pancakes being Coeliac.
I tried a new recipe – it is not ground breaking or anything I realise this – but, it is gluten and lactose free meaning I could enjoy them too. I have to say, I was so impressed with how they turned out in fact, they were absolutely amazing!
So I thought I would share the recipe with you guys if you love those big American style fluffy pancakes.
300g Gluten Free Self Raising Flour
300ml Lactose Free Milk
1tsp Gluten Free Baking Powder
1tbsp Caster Sugar
You will need to gather all of the above ingredients and find a big mixing bowl. After weighing out the Gluten Free Self Raising Flour add it to the bowl along with the caster sugar, baking powder and give it a little stir.
Next crack 2 eggs into the dry mixture and add the lactose free milk. Using an electric whisk, mix all the ingredients together until you reach a thick batter consistency, a little bit like cake mixture.
Using a frying pan gently heat a really small amount of oil. I use coconut oil for my cooking/baking but I did find with this recipe the less oil the better the pancakes turned out. As we don’t want to burn them you’ll need to keep the heat to a low/medium setting.
Spoon out a small amount of the batter, I got 3 pancakes in each batch – depending on the size of your frying pan.
You’re going for a golden crisp texture to the pancakes, they take around 3 minutes and I got 17 pancakes out of this mixture.
Now on to the fun bit – the toppings!! My kiddies love to slather on the chocolate spread and add strawberries. I’m more traditional and prefer lemon with sugar but I do like maple syrup too – yummies!
As we had so many pancakes I popped some in a food bag into the fridge for breakfast the next morning. Simply put them in the toaster for a minute or so and you are good to go. These pancakes would make a fab weaning finger food and you can freeze a batch of them for those lazy weekend breakfasts.