I love pancakes, like really love pancakes. While on my cleanse I didn’t think it was possible to have pancakes. I figured even if I got whole grain or wheat free flours, how was it possible without an egg to make it nice and fluffy. And I wanted it to still taste like a good ol’ pancake should. I did some research on pintrest, and of course there are boards of egg free pancakes. Most of the recipes I found had oil and butter. Oil I can use, butter I could not. Then I remembered these chocolate muffins I made from the book Naturally Thin from Bethenny Frankel, she used applesauce in place of eggs in this recipe. The recipe was great and worked perfectly. (recipe here:http://www.bethenny.com/2011/03/08/low-fat-fudge-chocolate-chip-muffins/) So I figured the oil and applesauce could work here in place of an egg. I love cornmeal in my pancakes so I know I wanted that, I had oat flour and on my recent trip to Trader Joe’s I purchased almond meal. Almond meal is ground whole almonds and it works great in cakes and other baking applications. The 3 flours, cinnamon, vanilla and applesauce made a really amazing pancake. And a very guilt free pancake! When on a cleanse its not about being starving and taking away all the things you love to eat, it takes a little work but you can still enjoy some of your favorites. Try this great and easy recipe!
First combine the 3 flours, raw sugar, cinnamon, baking soda and pinch of salt
Use unsweetened natural applesauce
Mix the wet ingredients into the dry. I used almond milk, but you could use any other nut milk or soy milk.
Heat on medium and spray with cooking oil. I found coconut spray at Trader Joes!
Once it bubbles, flip and start to stack. These are going to be a little darker because of the flours. I drizzled mine with a tablespoon of pure maple syrup I got at a local farmers market.
Egg free, Wheat free and Dairy Free Pancakes
1/2 c oat flour
1/2 c almond meal
1/4 cup of cornmeal
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons raw sugar
1 teas. cinnamon
2 TBS unsweetened apple sauce
1 c almond milk
1 teas. vanilla
1 TBS vegetable or olive oil
1. Combine oat, almond and cornmeal in a bowl. Add baking powder, cinnamon sugar and a pinch of salt.
2. Whisk in milk, vanilla, oil, and applesauce. Mix well
3. Transfer the pancake mix to a measuring cup for easy pouring into the pan, alternatively you could us a 1/4 measuring cup to keep your pancakes the same size.
4. Heat skillet to medium heat. Pour batter into pan and cook until tiny bubbles start to form. Flip with a spatula and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Repeat. Enjoy with fruit and a little sprinkle of powdered sugar or a tablespoon of pure maple syrup!