pan·cake

noun: pancake; plural noun: pancakes

  1. a thin, flat cake of batter, usually fried and turned in a pan. Pancakes are usually eaten with syrup or rolled up with a filling.

 

synonyms:

hotcake, flapjack, griddle cake, crepe, blintz;

More: “a short stack of pancakes with maple syrup”

 

There is nothing like a delicious hot fluffy pancake first thing in the morning. We have such great memories of making pancakes for the kids when they were little. Joy always made a homemade mix (of course she did!!) filled with fresh blueberries, bananas, nuts and even chocolate!

I was always rushing off to some baseball or soccer practice, so I always used a prepared baking mix, which the boys loved, but now as I’m thinking back, these pancakes were loaded with sugar, and smothered in high-fructose corn syrup and not healthy at all! Ugh! We didn’t know any better back then but we do now.

The recipe below is a much better choice, tastes wonderful and uses mostly organic ingredients. Add a drizzle of pure sweet maple syrup and Enjoy!

 

Ingredients

  • 1¾ cup organic oat flour
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup*
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup organic vanilla almond milk
  • 1½ tablespoons grassfed butter, melted
  • 2 large organic eggs
  • ½ pure teaspoon vanilla (optional)
  • cinnamon, garnish
  • pure maple syrup, garnish

Instructions

Add all  ingredients to a mixing bowl and whisk together just until it is all blended. (Over-mixing will result in flat pancakes.) Lightly spray your hot pan with cooking spray or a swipe of coconut oil.

Use a 1/2 measuring cup to scoop the pancake batter onto the griddle or pan. Cook on each side for a few minutes until golden. Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

* Taste and use a bit more if you like it sweeter. Honey is an option or even a two-inch piece of a fresh mashed banana. They freeze perfectly, so make a whole batch!

 

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