Thursday, October 3, 2013

Gluten-free Blender Pancakes

I debate what to call these---

Super Easy Pancakes?
Delicious Pancakes?
Banana- Oat Pancakes?
Gluten- Free Pancakes?
Blender Pancakes?

Perhaps "Super Easy, Delicious, Banana- Oat, Gluten-Free Blender Pancakes" is the mouthful you need to really describe these amazing little bites of goodness.

With no flour and no sugar (Yes! It's true!) this is one surprising little hotcake. And partnered with the fact that they can be made in a matter of minutes, makes them perfect for a quick breakfast even on weekdays as we are heading out to school.

This is one recipe you may want to post on your fridge as I do as it is now in regular breakfast rotation. It's almost memorized.

If you make them, tell me what you think!

Gluten-free Blender Pancakes
Makes about 16- 3" pancakes
If you don't have a blender, you can try processing the oats in a coffee grinder or food processor until finely ground, then whisk up the ingredients in one bowl. Or, if you prefer, buy it as oat flour. It is a reasonably priced alternative flour that is found in many stores now. 

Blend on medium:
1 1/2- 1 3/4 cups old-fashioned oats (to make 1 1/2 cups oat flour), remove from blender

Add to blender and blend on low for about 10 seconds, or until smooth:
1 banana
1 cup milk
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla

Add the following and blend until just combined, about 10 seconds- scraping down sides if needed:
1 1/2 cups finely ground oats or oat flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt

1. Heat cast-iron or non-stick pan over medium heat. Add a drop of vegetable oil or butter and pour 1/4 cup portions of this on pan. Turn over when top begins to bubble.
2. Serve immediately with maple syrup or runny jam.