Monday, 12 August 2013

Kids Cooking - Gluten Free Pancakes for One

As an alternative to eating bread my two youngest sometimes like to make themselves pancakes for lunch. I gave them a basic recipe to start with that worked well and they've made a few adaptions, all edible. I suggested to my youngest that she use our little electric omlette maker because our frying pan is very large and heavy. The recipe makes two pancakes.- but you can double it and still only use one egg.



Recipe:

1 egg
2 Tablespoons of brown rice flour
1 Tablespoon of coconut flour
2 Tablespoons of water or milk
Teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional)
Sweetener e.g. honey or a few drops of liquid stevia (optional but nice)

Break the egg into a bowl, add the liquid ingredients and then add the flour bit by bit, stirring to mix it all up well. Grease the omlette maker or frying pan and heat. Divide the mixture into two and pour into each section of the omlette maker, frying pan or griddle.  If using the omelette maker allow 2 minutes per side; if frying pan cook as normal for pancakes then serve.
The photo makes them look more yellow than they really are - they should look like pancakes, not omelettes.  



Some substitutions that have worked well:

2 Tablespoons of millet flour in place of the coconut flour.
Buttermilk or coconut milk in place of water or milk.
Buckwheat flour can replace some of the flour but it tastes better if it's cooked in a frying pan.
My kids add cinnamon to just about everything so they've tried that too. They thought it was ok but I didn't.




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