Hey everyone, welcome to day four of recipe a day May. Today I’m making almond pancakes. I’m not sure what I’m categorising these as. To me, pancakes are a breakfast food no matter how sweet, but this batch of deliciousness is definitely more of a dessert item.
For a minute there, I didn’t think this batch was going to happen today. I had to make them twice. I got this idea back when I made my caramel slices, the flour combination is the same as the one I used for the base and at the time I couldn’t help but think it would make a perfect pancake. Pancakes are one of my favourite foods, so my brain automatically thinks ‘can this be a pancake’ when I make something.
Anyway, I wanted to give it a go. I initially followed the recipe for my buckwheat pancakes, just changing the flours. That failed, the density of the almond flour meant the texture was off despite tasting brilliant, if I do say so myself. Don’t worry though, a slight change to the flour to milk ratio and a bit of added oil and I got exactly what I was hoping for.
This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, vegan, soy free and contains a hell of a lot of nuts.
Serves: 5 small pancakes
- ¼ cup almonds
- ¼ cup GF oats
- ½ cup almond milk
- 1 flat tbsp baking powder
- ½ tbsp brown sugar
- 1tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tbsp sunflower oil
- 20g dark chocolate
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- Plus syrup to taste
- Add the almonds to a blender/ food processor until a flour has formed. Then add the oats and blend again until flour is fine.
- Sift flour into a mixing bowl along with remaining dry ingredients.
- Add wet ingredients and whisk until smooth. Mixture will be thicker like a cake mix.
- Pour small amount of mixture to a frying pan on medium heat. Cook on one side for a couple of minutes until top layer is bubbling then flip and cook for another on the other side.
- Meanwhile melt the chocolate and almond butter in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir until fully combined.
- When all pancakes are cooked, drizzle the melted chocolate on top and add syrup to serve.
Would you make these for one or are you willing to share?
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