Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Pipin' Hot Pancakes (Gluten Free)

Pancakes are probably my favorite Saturday morning breakfast. There's just something about that the crispy edges and puffy center of a pipin' hot flat cake that simply makes me smile! I'm sure the salty, creamy melted butter and pure, sweet maple syrup have nothing to do with it!

Pancakes are a fantastic breakfast because they are so easy to make! They are even easier and more simple by using my Gluten Free Master Baking Mix! Using the mix makes them so darn easy to make that you barely have to think about putting them together. Which is nice to know since my thought processes are quite limited early on Saturday mornings.

When my dad was growing up, the first thing my grandmother taught him to make was pancakes. While this isn't Nan's recipe, I'm sure she would approve!

These pancakes freeze very well and can be reheated quickly in the microwave or toaster for a fast breakfast during the week! Also, in a pinch, I bet they would work marvelously well as sandwich bread, like those waffles I'm so fond of!

EASY Gluten Free Master Mix Pancakes
free of gluten, soy, and easily dairy-free
printer-friendly recipe

1 cup Gluten Free Master Baking Mix
1/2 - 3/4 1 cup - 1 1/3 cups dairy milk or almond milk
1 egg

Preheat griddle or cast-iron pan. Mix all ingredients in a large measuring cup or mixing bowl. (Start with ½ cup milk or milk substitute. Add up to ¼ cup additional milk to get pancake batter the consistency you desire.) Spritz griddle or cast-iron pan with non-stick cooking spray or margarine. Drop pancake batter 1/4 cup at a time onto the griddle or pan. Flip pancakes when all the air bubbles start to pop. Cook additional minute or two until underside is browned. Serve immediately with margarine and pure maple syrup! Also good with homemade applesauce, sugar and cinnamon, etc... Also great as a breakfast wrap with scrambled eggs and turkey bacon rolled up inside!

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  1. Jeff and the girls would love to come over for that breakfast. I remember "nesting" when I was expecting Amelia. I finished off a box of pancake mix and it made about 50 pancakes to freeze and save for later!

  2. I noticed in your mix you sometimes use millet. When would you use it?

  3. Mmm...we love pancakes! We've just started a family tradition of having pancakes on Saturday mornings. I may have to give this recipe a try, as my brain can be a little foggy in the mornings too. :) Thanks, Carrie!

  4. I agree, pancakes are the best way to start a weekend morning!

  5. I just made a batch for my kids this morning. We even finished up the syrup!!

  6. I've been dying to use millet. Because of these recipes, I'm going out today!!!! Yummy!!!!

  7. Just found your blog - love to find fellow NC bloggers. Will be back to try one of your recipes.

  8. I was going to say that I suspected your bacon to be turkey bacon. That's what I get, not only because it's healthier, I find it's usually cheaper too!

  9. Gary and I love pancakes and Gluten Free pancakes are better than any other. I love to make them for quick dinners. I usually only see Gary for about and hour before he heads to work. They are quick and simple to make when you are short on time.

  10. Ok Carrie you out did yourself this time! The first time I tried them they came out flat and was OK?
    This time around I used the cast iron and less liquid and that is what did it. After 10 months of gf we finally found a great pancake recipe! Marcie

  11. Hi Carrie,
    I absolutely love this pancake mix - I made up your master mix in anticipation of making this and didn't get around to making the pancakes for a couple of weeks! Now I make them all the time. They are so quick and easy - not just with bacon and scrambled egg (which I do quite often) but also just warm spread with jam or marmite (I'm British!!). Yesterday morning I realised I didn't have any bread made and was wondering what to give my toddler after his cheerios (he's not Gluten Free - just me - cheerios are the only thing I have in the house that contain gluten) when I thought about making pancakes. Problem Solved!!! I had a few left over which is good because he also likes them cold as a snack.
    Thankyou SO much for this recipe :o)

  12. I added a little bit of vanilla and cocoa powder and they are now my three year old son's favorite snack. You really can't tell them from normal pancakes! Awesome job!

  13. I really want to make this mix and use it often, but my son is allergic to dairy. Can you recommend a substitute for the powedered milk in the mix?

  14. April -- substitute tapioca starch for the powdered milk in the recipe! I do this all the time now since I can't have milk now either!! I will post a revision of the recipe on the recipe on the blog soon, but for an easy fix just use tapioca starch for the powdered milk! ;-) Works like a charm!