One of the things that caused me the biggest headache when I discovered that the kids couldn't have gluten was pancakes. Yes I know, not exactly the biggest problem in the world, but it took me far too long to realise that I could still make them by simply changing the flour to a gluten- free version. Disaster averted. So there we had our lovely pancakes each and every weekend on demand, at times I thought they would actually start to explode from the kids' ears, they actually ate so many.
All was well until last weekend when I changed the recipe. A recipe that required no eggs, no milk, no dairy and NO gluten (not possible I hear you cry), but oh it is and they are quite simply the best pancakes we have ever tried. If you fancy giving them a whirl yourself, then I have posted the recipe below. I tend to use Doves gluten-free plain flour, but I'm sure any other brand will work as well. I'd love to hear what you think!
150g Plain Gluten-Free white flour
Pinch of salt
40g Golden Caster sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons Baking powder
1 teaspoon of Bicarbonate Soda
I teaspoon of lemon juice
240ml of milk (dairy-free milk if you prefer)
I banana peeled and mashed
15g butter ( or a dairy-free alternative if you prefer)
1) Mix the flour, salt and sugar together in a large bowl. Add the baking powder and bicarbonate of soda to this mix and ensure they are combined.
2) Measure the milk into a jug and add the lemon juice to it. Put the jug to one side for a few minutes.
3) Whilst you do this, melt the butter in a pan.
4) Add the mashed banana to the milk mixture and combine. Slowly fold this into the dry mix a bit at a time, ensuring that it is mixed thoroughly each time. Then fold in the melted butter.
5) Melt a small amount of butter or oil in a pan and add a small ladle of mixture to the pan once it is hot. The mixture doesn't take long to cook so flip over and wait until both sides are golden before transferring to a plate.
6) Repeat step 5 until all the mixture has gone!
7) Serve with toppings of your choice. I find them particularly good with maple syrup and berries, the kids like a touch of chocolate sauce,
8) Enjoy! Have a lovely pancake day!