American style gluten free pancakes

Sometimes what happens behind the camera, is just as important as what happens in front of it.

In this case..you don’t really get to see what’s in front of it!

Many of my eagle-eyed followers on twitter and not on the blog joined in on the fun of my bake on Saturday. If you were one of them, you know it didn’t go very well.. It was disastrous! Read below the recipe.American style gluten free banana pancakes

Every Saturday I develop a new recipe for the blog, I spend some time trying to come up with a healthier and better alternative to the foods we already eat.

This week I’d had a chat to a blogger on twitter about her wanting a gluten free pancake that wasn’t just a banana and egg, I offered her my butternut squash pancakes recipe and she loved it! It got me thinking about the basic ‘banana-egg’ pancake and I wanted to do more with it!

I wanted to make them fluffy, thick and most importantly a tasty and healthier alternative to the basic American-style pancake! A new sweet recipe something new for the site….Read below

As for the bake, I like to give you several options. So you can choose your preference depending on your diet, there’s gluten-free or gluten & egg free. I’m good like that, very caring.
Here is your ingredient list, and your options of those;

  • 1 Banana, 1 egg. (Classic, simple)
  • 1 Banana, 1 tbsp sweet potato (1/2 tsp baking powder & soda) 3 drops of vanilla ess.
  • 1 Banana, 1 egg, 1 TBSP GF flour, 1 stp xantham gum, 1tsp of coconut oil.
  • 1 Banana, 1 egg, 2 TBSP GF flour, 1 tsp xantham gum, 1 tsp butter,1 tsp coconut milk, 3 drops of vanilla ess.(what I used)

You can skip the milk,vanilla and butter but they just added a nice flavour and the butter was great for my sticky pan!

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Nutritional content 

144 calories per serving | Serves 2 | Naturally sourced sugars & carbs

Includes; 3.1g Fiber, 6.7g protein, 7g natural sugar, Potassium,Vitamin B-6,Manganese per portion!

Of course if you just use the basic banana and egg combo you get less calories (around 87 calories per portion) but also less benefit! *The most calorific part is the gluten free flour, afterall..

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Back to my disaster. If you follow me regularly you’ll know I use different boards for my recipes, from fabric backgrounds to wooden flooring, this week the pancakes needed a nice wooden background…

On to the disaster that happened… the lighting was poor which is why there’s only two pictures of them and look how dark one of them is.. and I really wanted a great picture of these pancakes because they were beautiful. (I’m really getting the hang of this baking-photographing malarky) ..well, I thought I was.

Little did I know that by moving the tiles to somewhere with more natural light, the wooden tiles would pull apart and the beautiful meal would be destroyed..

SPLAT

Broken plate of pancakes on the floor with the dog

I felt sick. It took so long to prep the board and the berries for the shoot, even a little cappuccino for the side! Ugh, I had more batter so I made some more for my breakfast but had run out of time, and natural light to re-photograph them.

It is what it is! The pancakes truly are thick and fluffy and healthy! The key to making them fluffy is the flour, I use Doves farm as it’s cheap and easy to get a hold of but you can use any gf flour you have.

I’ve had a tonne of compliments on instagram about them so I’m hoping you’ll love them too.  If it was up to me I’d find a way of adding carrots into these for an extra sweet and thick kick but they don’t need it..maybe I’ll save that for another day.

Let me know what you think, what sorts of recipes you’d like me to alter to suit you.
In the meantime, have a great rest of the week!

 

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52 Comments

  1. Hello Beautiful Bear
    21st March 2016 / 8:05 pm

    Oooh these look gorgeous! I have some friends who are GF so I’ll email this over to them now, they’ll love it 🙂 x

  2. Hello Beautiful Bear
    21st March 2016 / 8:05 pm

    Oooh these look gorgeous! I have some friends who are GF so I’ll email this over to them now, they’ll love it 🙂 x

  3. nicol
    19th March 2016 / 12:16 am

    i just got back from america and i wasn’t too keen on american pancakes. british all the way haha

    • 19th March 2016 / 12:14 pm

      Well, British are technically French and thus technically ‘crepes’ but I know what you mean, you like them ‘thin’. My partner has them thin too but I just don’t get any sustenance from them, but being gluten free I miss doughy textures, it’s nice to have a recipe to replace that. Thank you anyway. x

  4. nicol
    19th March 2016 / 12:16 am

    i just got back from america and i wasn’t too keen on american pancakes. british all the way haha

    • 19th March 2016 / 12:14 pm

      Well, British are technically French and thus technically ‘crepes’ but I know what you mean, you like them ‘thin’. My partner has them thin too but I just don’t get any sustenance from them, but being gluten free I miss doughy textures, it’s nice to have a recipe to replace that. Thank you anyway. x

  5. 18th March 2016 / 11:02 pm

    Lovely to see a gluten free twist on a classic desert

  6. 18th March 2016 / 11:02 pm

    Lovely to see a gluten free twist on a classic desert

  7. 18th March 2016 / 10:03 pm

    I make good old banana and egg pancakes all the time but I have never thought of adding a little bit of GF flour into it, definitely going to give your recipe a try but leave out the coconut milk as I’m allergic! x

  8. 18th March 2016 / 10:03 pm

    I make good old banana and egg pancakes all the time but I have never thought of adding a little bit of GF flour into it, definitely going to give your recipe a try but leave out the coconut milk as I’m allergic! x

  9. 18th March 2016 / 8:30 pm

    I’ve seen the banana and egg one a few times, I’ve not tried it but it really does look delicious! x

  10. 18th March 2016 / 8:30 pm

    I’ve seen the banana and egg one a few times, I’ve not tried it but it really does look delicious! x

  11. 18th March 2016 / 4:10 pm

    Wow, this is something I’m definitely is going to try as I’m trying to be careful with both gluten and sugar to see if it has anything to do with my bloated tummy and pain. So I’ve already bookmarked this post. Great work!! 🙂

    http://www.mookieslife.com

  12. 18th March 2016 / 4:10 pm

    Wow, this is something I’m definitely is going to try as I’m trying to be careful with both gluten and sugar to see if it has anything to do with my bloated tummy and pain. So I’ve already bookmarked this post. Great work!! 🙂

    http://www.mookieslife.com

  13. 17th March 2016 / 10:44 pm

    These look great i’m going to make them and see what the kids think.

    • 18th March 2016 / 8:34 pm

      You’ll have to come back and let me know Mel! x

  14. 17th March 2016 / 10:44 pm

    These look great i’m going to make them and see what the kids think.

    • 18th March 2016 / 8:34 pm

      You’ll have to come back and let me know Mel! x

  15. 17th March 2016 / 10:22 pm

    Ohh these sound absolutely amazing – I am definitely going to have to bake some up – I adore pancakes. x

  16. 17th March 2016 / 10:22 pm

    Ohh these sound absolutely amazing – I am definitely going to have to bake some up – I adore pancakes. x

  17. 17th March 2016 / 9:35 pm

    This is going to strange but I have never tasted American pancakes before but I really want to! I love the sound of these gluten free pancakes.

    • 18th March 2016 / 8:33 pm

      American pancakes are just thicker and sweet tasting! They’re gorgeous though, I hope you have a try!

  18. 17th March 2016 / 9:35 pm

    This is going to strange but I have never tasted American pancakes before but I really want to! I love the sound of these gluten free pancakes.

    • 18th March 2016 / 8:33 pm

      American pancakes are just thicker and sweet tasting! They’re gorgeous though, I hope you have a try!

  19. 17th March 2016 / 7:21 pm

    These look and sound delicious! I’m going to pass the recipe along to my mum as she’s coeliac so always looking for gluten free recipes

  20. 17th March 2016 / 7:21 pm

    These look and sound delicious! I’m going to pass the recipe along to my mum as she’s coeliac so always looking for gluten free recipes

  21. 17th March 2016 / 7:07 pm

    I love pancakes! These sound and look delicious, I have to make them!

  22. 17th March 2016 / 7:07 pm

    I love pancakes! These sound and look delicious, I have to make them!

  23. laurahartleyy
    17th March 2016 / 4:59 pm

    I’d never thought of making pancakes with bananas! Such a great use for all my over-ripe bananas, thanks!

  24. laurahartleyy
    17th March 2016 / 4:59 pm

    I’d never thought of making pancakes with bananas! Such a great use for all my over-ripe bananas, thanks!

  25. serenityyou
    17th March 2016 / 4:23 pm

    these just look so nice. I normally make the thin version, never tried the american style ones before

  26. serenityyou
    17th March 2016 / 4:23 pm

    these just look so nice. I normally make the thin version, never tried the american style ones before

    • 17th March 2016 / 2:38 pm

      He was delighted! Needless to say he left the berries, I can’t get any fruit or veggies into anyone in my household, not even the dog. #naughty!

    • 17th March 2016 / 2:38 pm

      He was delighted! Needless to say he left the berries, I can’t get any fruit or veggies into anyone in my household, not even the dog. #naughty!

  27. 16th March 2016 / 4:40 pm

    Definitely going to give a form of these a go because I love pancakes but usually they’re just too calorific x

    • 16th March 2016 / 11:49 pm

      That’s why I love these so much, albeit they’re still more calories than a boiled egg, but what tastes better, egg or pancakes? Haha! x Thanks Rhian x

  28. 16th March 2016 / 4:40 pm

    Definitely going to give a form of these a go because I love pancakes but usually they’re just too calorific x

    • 16th March 2016 / 11:49 pm

      That’s why I love these so much, albeit they’re still more calories than a boiled egg, but what tastes better, egg or pancakes? Haha! x Thanks Rhian x

  29. 16th March 2016 / 4:11 pm

    Thanks for this article which I will pass on to a friend who is struggling with cooking and baking for a gluten free child.

  30. 16th March 2016 / 4:11 pm

    Thanks for this article which I will pass on to a friend who is struggling with cooking and baking for a gluten free child.

  31. 16th March 2016 / 3:59 pm

    Banana based pancakes are my absolute favourite… especially topped with blueberries!

  32. 16th March 2016 / 3:59 pm

    Banana based pancakes are my absolute favourite… especially topped with blueberries!

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