|It was a beautiful sunny morning :)|
After baking all last night (non-gluten free, non-vegan) for my boyfriend, I woke up this morning with the smell of the "Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Ever" still lingering in the kitchen. The smell was mouth watering, ok it's my time for a yummy treat!
I have been eating the EXACT same thing for breakfast for over a year now (I know, not good), but it is healthy, stays with me, and make me feel good. I have been afraid to veer to far away from my comfort breakfast, but today was the day.
And... it's gluten-free! It gives a wonderful nutty, chocolatey flavor and has a great texture. Its high iron content was also alluring as I try to get my anemia under control.
Now, on to the good stuff, the pancakes!
I found a few recipes, which I am eager to try later, for bread, muffins and porridge using teff flour, but when I stumbled on a few pancake recipes - instant salivation....
After combining a few a came up with this masterpiece, which I will name:
To-Die-For Vegan GF Blueberry Pancakes
1/2 cup Teff Flour
1/8 cup Tapioca Starch
2 Tbsp Ground Flax Seed
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup blueberries
1 Tbsp of oil to cook pancake in (I used olive oil)
Mix all dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl (Teff flour, tapioca startch, flax seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, and baking soda).
Once mixed, add vanilla, applesauce and water. I used a fork to stir with and achieved the perfect consistency.
Warm a skillet on medium heat with oil in it. Place approx. 1/4 cup of batter on skillet and level out with the back of a spoon.
Place blueberries onto pancakes. Wait for bubbles to appear and flip pancakes to other side. Cook for another minute of two on this side.
I served mine with a thin layer of almond butter and sliced bananas on top :)
Apart from this being one of the best breakfasts I have had in a long, long time it was different, and filling without feeling sluggish afterwards. I think I even want to go for a run now :)
Happy Friday Pancake Day!