Friday, May 13, 2011

Makin Banana Pancakes :)

I love pancakes, it's a bit of a weakness actually. Generally in the morning though, I have a little more willpower than the rest of the day so I eat somewhat healthy, and if I have time to make breakfast, I try and stay away from gluten (since my poor tummy doesn't do well with it). So, long story short, I found red mill's gluten free mix, tried it, and loved it! So here you go..

Gluten free Banana Pancakes

How I make these wonderful things...
Follow the instructions for the pancakes on the package. Have ready (for one batch, which serves about 4, so 8 large pancakes)

2 bananas sliced in 1/4 inch ish rounds,
brown sugar, and
chopped pecans or walnuts if you are the nut type :) and also,
you can add ground flax meal to the top (not necessary, but we didn't have nuts, and I love flax)

On a skillet, griddle, pan, whatever you use to do pancakes normally, over medium heat, butter your pan and pour on 4 good size pancakes. Let cook for about a minute and then work quickly. Place between 5-7 banana slices on the top of each pancake and push in just slightly. I usually put one in the middle and do a circle around that, just for aesthetics. Sprinkle brown sugar with your fingers or spoon on top of the pancakes. Sprinkle, nuts, and or flax as well. Once you feel the bottom portion of the pancake is done.. flip! You will want to make sure your pan isn't too hot, burnt pancakes are just the worst. The sugar side can burn easily if it's too hot. Cook for a minute or two until you feel the pancake portion is done, not doughy, and that's it! If you can make pancakes, you can make banana pancakes. But if you tend to suck at pancakes, I don't really know what to tell you :) Good luck!
Also, you can use any pancake mix or recipe. I have a from scratch recipe I used to use before the gluten issues came up, and I can't find it, so I couldn't put it in the post.. but I'll find it one of these days.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar, drizzle with syrup, top with butter, go nuts! Add more fruit, whipped cream, however you love your pancakes.

Happy weekend breakfast everyone!

Here's the mix, in case you want to look into it. Red mill is an amazing brand for gluten free and just healthy products in general by the way. Most health food stores carry their line of products (stores like safeway only have a few things). We use red mill's pancake mix, quinoa, quinoa flour, oat flour, flax meal, etc. Locally, I know raley's has a large selection of their products, actually all of them.
Again, happy weekend!
with love,
kristin ann :)

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  1. question, you say your poor tummy can't handle gluten, which makes me wonder if that's MY tummy's trouble!?! How would I know if that is the trouble? I've some uh, issues, and it can be troublesome so to speak. Any thoughts on gluten websites I could check out to see if I have the symptoms?

  2. vanilla bean- my chiropractor threw out the idea that gluten could possible be the issue at hand involving my tummy and all that good stuff, so I went of gluten for a week to test it out. Really, that's the only way you can find out. My symptoms were, intense/shooting pains up my abdomen, kind of like heart burn, feeling bloated, my stomach/abdomen would hurt just to the touch and felt swollen all the time. Anywho, I did the no gluten for a week, and did not have one abdomenal attack, which I was having a few times a week, and the swelling and pain in my stomach had slighty gone down. Give it a try! but remember, you really need to give it a 100 percent to see if that's what's causing the problems. If I cut it out here and there, it doesn't always make a difference.
    with love,
    Kristin Ann :)