Friday, April 15, 2011

Grain-free, Bean-free, Vegan Pancakes

Grain-free, vegan pancakes made with flax and baby carrots.
You'll need a good blender or a food processor for this recipe.

1/2 cup whole quinoa 
3/4 cup water
1 tbsp flax seed
       or 1 tbsp chia seed
       or omit  
1/4 cup granulated sugar(sucanat, palm, or maple)
       or 2 tbsp agave nectar
       or omit sweetener
       or 1/4 cup organic
            baby carrots

1 cup ground amaranth or amaranth flour (I use a coffee grinder to grind amaranth)
1/2 tsp baking soda

1/3 cup water
2 tbsp organic, raw apple cider vinegar or lemon juice

organic coconut oil for cooking

1) In food processor, or wide-base blender, place quinoa and 1/2 cup water and process for a few minutes.
2) Add flax seeds, 1/4 cup water, and sweetener to mixture in food processor and process until ingredients are homogeneous.
3) In separate bowl, mix ground amaranth with baking soda.
4) Add dry mixture to food processor along with 1/3 cup water and process until combined.
5) Oil and preheat your pan to a medium-low heat.
6) With food processor off, add apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice) and pulse processor for about two seconds. The pancake mixture will puff up in food processor.
7)Pour mixture into pan and cook until pancake bubbles on top, then flip and cook till underside is lightly browned.

These pancakes are pretty great on their own or served with berries. Sweetened, they are sweet and moist enough to be served without syrup. Sometimes for the kids, I'll top them with almond butter or a chocolate sauce made out of 1 part carob powder (or raw cocoa) and 2 parts coconut oil.
Note: Carob is a bean, so the pancakes will not be bean-free if you put carob on them.

The pancakes made with organic baby carrots are also good on their own or with a light syrup. My four year old eats the carrot and flax pancakes topped with organic baby spinach that's been sauteed in coconut oil. It was his idea.

Grain-free pancakes made with flax and agave.

These pancakes are grain-free, gluten-free, corn-free, rice-free, dairy-free, casein-free, bean-free, soy-free, almond-free, tree nut-free, egg-free, potato-free, nightshade-free, and xanthan gum-free.
They can be made yeast-free by using lemon juice instead of apple cider vinegar.

1 comment:

  1. These came out awesome! I added the carrots but felt it wasn't sweet enough for us so I added about 1/4 tsp stevia. My daughter likes them crunchy so then I baked them a little after :) thanks for blog!! looking forward to making some cakes!


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