Enjoy Pancake Day with my gluten free pancake recipe27 February 2019
Yay it’s nearly Pancake Day! One of my favourite days of the year for the very simple reason that I absolutely love pancakes. In the past I used to think I couldn’t eat fun foods like this, but my very easy gluten free pancake recipe means you can actually enjoy as many as you like without worrying about a flare up.
As with many things, it’s not a case of ‘can’t’ and more a case of ‘just make a few tweaks’ to fit with my dairy free, gluten free and refined sugar free diet.
My gluten free pancake recipe
For any vegans out there, please note these pancakes aren’t vegan as they contain an egg. But you can still enjoy them, just use an egg substitute instead.
- 1 organic egg, or egg substitute
- 2 bananas
- A pinch of bicarbonate of soda
- Teaspoon of coconut oil for frying
A little fun twist: if you want multicoloured pancakes (and why wouldn’t you?!) then a pinch of beetroot powder will turn them pink, spirulina powder turns them green and blue spirulina turns them blue. It’s great fun to make a big stack of rainbow pancakes!
- Lemon and coconut sugar
- Coconut yoghurt and berries
- Cinnamon and maple syrup
- Mash all the ingredients together in a bowl
- Put a teaspoon of coconut oil in a frying pan and turn on the heat
- Using a dessert spoon, spoon out the mixture into the pan one at a time
- Fill the pancake using a spatula
You should be able to make 4-5 mini pancakes out of this mixture, so enjoy!
Bananas... are a great source of vitamin B6 and vitamin C, contain manganese, which helps your body make collage, and potassium, which helps your body maintain a healthy heart and blood pressure. They can also aid digestion, and give you plenty of energy without any fats or cholesterol. And they taste delicious!
Coconut oil... can help to lower cholesterol, helps your brain to function, and is thought to have anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.
Beetroot powder... is rich in anti-oxidants and can help to lower blood pressure, increase the blood flow to your brain and improve your stamina.
Spirulina powder... is packed with vitamins A, B, C and E, as well as calcium, magnesium, zinc and selenium. It is also high in protein.
Lemons... are high in vitamin C and a good source of anti-oxidants
Coconut sugar... can boost your energy levels, aid digestion, and can act as an anti-oxidant
Coconut yoghurt... is a great dairy-free option, with probiotics to help your digestive health and added calcium and vitamin D for bone health.
Berries... are brilliant! They’re loaded with anti-oxidants, high in fibre, can help to balance your blood sugar and lower cholesterol and depending which you choose are packed with vitamin C.
Cinammon... contains powerful anti-oxidants, has anti-inflammatory properties, can help to lower blood sugar and can even help to fight certain infections.
Maple syrup... has anti-oxidant properties, can aid heart health and can strengthen your immune system.
Why do we eat pancakes?
Obviously because they’re delicious! But why do we specifically eat them on Shrove Tuesday? It’s actually a very old tradition. It falls the day before Ash Wednesday, which is the start of Lent and the time for fasting before Easter. So making pancakes was a great way for people to use up their ingredients beforehand. And a great excuse for making pancakes eh?!
While there’s lots of history behind why we eat pancakes, there’s no need to save them for Shrove Tuesday any more you can enjoy these tasty treats any time of the year!
Lots of love, Camille xx