Pancakes have to my one of my all time favorite foods to make, and eat.
My mom even got me a cake that looked like a stack of pancakes one year for my birthday. Growing up my dad would make pancakes before all my early morning big sporting events. He would also always make them on early mornings before heading up to the mountain in the winter, or our on the boat during the summer
As I got older it became tradition in my group of friends to make pancakes after church on Saturday nights.
After I got diagnosed with an allergy to gluten, my pancakes no longer consisted of Bisquick and water. I began coming up with my own variations, which to my surprise, tasted much better anyways!
I’ve made so many variations of these pancakes but here is one of my many recipes for Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Flourless Power Pancakes.
- 1 banana
- 1 Tbsp ground flax
- 2 tbsp ground chia seeds
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp coconut vanilla creamer
- Egg Whites (roughly 2-3 eggs worth)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Double-dash of cinnamon (1 Tbsp ish)
- Optional: Blueberries (on top or in side)
Other variations (Note: By adding these ingredients the recipe is no longer dairy-free or flourless)
- For thicker pancake consistency I have added ½ cup Bob’s Redmill GF pancake flour mix
- For more protein try grinding up almonds in a Nutri-Bullet (or blender) and use the almond flour to thicken the pancakes
- For more fluff and protein try ½ cup non-fat greek yogurt
- Throw all the ingredients, except the blueberries, in a Nutri-Bullet (or blender) and liquefy! (If you are going to use almond flour, grind the almonds by themselves first)
- Melt coconut oil on a griddle or nonstick pan and turn on to med-low heat
- Pour pancake mixture onto the pan and cook until the pancakes start to bubble (it’s better to cook on lower heat for longer otherwise the burn!)
- Sprinkle blueberries on top of the pancake and pour a little more pancake mixture over the top, so that the blueberries don’t burn on the pan when you flip!
- Flip the pancake and cook until golden brown on both sides.
- My favorite way to eat pancakes is with butter and honey, topped with blueberries, and enjoyed with a cup of coffee!
Also, if you blend bananas and egg whites with a tbsp of baking soda in the blender it makes pancakes too! You can add whatever else you want from the ingredients above in addition. These ones are way fluffier, but cook them on low heat for a long time otherwise they burn!
Making pancakes is an art! Have fun with it and don’t be afraid to try new things!