Classic Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Vegan Pancakes

What do pancakes have to do with your skin?! Not much at all, except that we are what we eat, and second only to using the right skincare ingredients, what we eat affects the appearance of our skin. In our home we have tried to replace processed mixes, dairy, wheat gluten and sugar whenever possible so this recipe is our favorite weekend pancake staple! Please pass along with friends and I encourage your feedback. We just enjoyed them this morning, and until I one day create an official food blog, I am adding a healthy eats category to the official GRACE Skincare Solutions Blog page!

we are what we eat

This recipe, as is, makes 13-14 nice-sized pancakes, so it’s great for a small family, but you can absolutely cut it in half or double as needed. You’ll need 2 large mixing bowls, a spatula, a whisk, some measuring cups and ideally, an electric pancake griddle–I’ve never tried this recipe in skillets so I can’t promise they’ll be quite as perfect!

In a large mixing bowl, combine and then whisk together:
~2 Cups Brown Rice Flour
~1 cup Tapioca Starch (aka Tapioca Flour)
~3/4 cup Ground Almonds (raw unsalted)
~6 tsp baking powder
~1 tsp sea salt
~2 tsp cinnamon

In a second large mixing bowl, combine:
~1 cup unsweetened applesauce
~1 pureed organic banana
~2 cups unsweetened almond milk
~9 drops liquid unflavored stevia
~2 tsp vanilla extract

Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mixing together with a spatula until a smoother texture is achieved (some small lumps are fine–they will still turn out great)!

Pancakes on the Griddle!

Pancakes on the Griddle!

Using a 1/2 cup measuring cup, begin preparing your batches of pancakes. When the pancakes start to bubble slightly, gently flip and cook another 1-2 minutes. I like to use the highest heat setting (400 degrees), but this requires you to watch them closely so as to not overcook! Top with a Coconut Oil blend of butter replacement (we love Melt brand) and a small amount of Maple Syrup (this will add sugar, but we have recently decided to end our love affair with Agave Nectar–it’s sadly not the miracle solution that we had all hoped).

These pancakes taste lighter and more fluffy than any restaurant pancakes I’ve ever had, and they have quickly become a way to my husband’s heart! Enjoy!

Pancake Perfection!

Pancake Perfection!