I would eat pancakes for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner on the weekends if the doc gave me the go-ahead. After our tasty experiment with the first gluten freepancake, it seemed a delicious option to make pumpkin pancakes. ‘Tis the season, after all!
There was lots of taste testing and I think the final, fluffy version is pretty good served with butter and syrup and sausages. They are a filling, substantial pancake and have become a family favorite.
P.S. Nobody ever keeled over after eating in the Kerrian Kitchen. Promise.
1 extra-large egg (can be just the egg white), lightly beaten with fork
1 teaspoon softened margarine for coating frying pan – (butter will burn)
Whisk all dry ingredients together.
Slowly add water while whisking to keep the mixture from clumping.
Add pumpkin, oil, almond extract, and lightly beaten egg, and whisk until just combined.
Heat frying pan to medium, add margarine and spread to cover bottom of pan. As soon as margarine starts to bubble, begin to make pancakes with 4” circles of batter in the pan.
Flip when pancake edges begin to dry and surface bubbles. Done when lightly browned on both sides, about a minute or two each side, depending on the heat of your stovetop.
Remove to plate and serve immediately.
Want fluffier pancakes with this GF recipe? Do not overmix the batter. Can be reheated in toaster. Can be frozen, but separate each with foil before putting in freezer containers. If left in pile on covered plate in refrigerator, can be kept for four days.
Extra tip: these ingredients deliver consistently excellent results.
Sheila and I really enjoy eating pancakes on the weekends, and even sometimes during the week for dinner. But then, who doesn’t like breakfast for dinner? One of our friends has started a gluten-free diet and asked Sheila if she had a gluten-free version of our pancakes. We didn’t at the time, but Sheila played around with the basic eggs, flour, milk, and butter recipe and came up with this one. We tried pea flour, but that batch wound up tasting like hummus.
There was lots of taste testing and I think the final version is pretty good served with butter and syrup. They are thin, not puffy.
An interesting discovery was that these can become a bread substitute by adding rosemary or other herbs to the mix. They don’t really stand up to a hefty sandwich, but work nicely as a substitute for rolls with dinner.