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The Most Pleasing Pancakes

Almond flour is amazing! Easy to use, almond flour lends a wonderful buttery flavour and light moist texture to baked goods. It is gluten free, grain free and low-allergenic making it appropriate for the majority of diets. Best of all it is nutritionally superior to other grain based flours (even the gluten free ones!). Almonds are an excellent source of protein, fiber and heart healthy monounsaturated fats, magnesium and vit E, not to mention other important trace minerals like manganese, copper, and B2 (all key for keeping you energized). Unlike most baked goods made of refined grain flours, almond flour products are going to help balance blood sugar and keep you satiated because of the protein, fiber and fat content. Balancing blood sugar is crucial for weight management, hormone health, and preventing diabetes and cardiovascular disease – not to mention keeping you happy and energized.   I am thoroughly enjoying Elana Amsterdam’s The Gluten Free Almond Flour Cookbook. She provides some great nutritional information along with sweet and savoury recipes that are sure to please. I appreciate that the majority of her recipes are also free of dairy and refined sugars.

I was delighted by these Almond Flour Pancakes. They came out light and fluffy as proper pancakes should! I enjoyed them both hot and cold (I kept the extras in the fridge for snacking!)

Almond Flour Pancakes (Silver Dollar Pancakes)
find the original recipe here

3 large eggs
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons honey
1 ½ cups blanched almond flour
¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
¼ teaspoon baking soda
grapeseed or coconut oil for cooking

  1. In a large bowl whisk together eggs, water, vanilla and honey
  2. Add almond flour, salt and baking soda and mix until thoroughly combined
  3. Heat grapeseed oil on skillet over medium low to medium heat
  4. Scoop 1 heaping tablespoon of batter at a time onto the skillet
  5. Pancakes will form little bubbles, when bubbles open, flip pancakes over and cook other side
  6. Remove from heat to a plate
  7. Repeat process with remaining batter, add more oil to skillet as needed

Yields 18 pancakes
Enjoy your pancakes plain or load them up with some of these healthy toppings:

unsweetened apple sauce
berry sauce (simmer your favourite berries in a saucepan to desired consistency)
flax oil+maple syrup (half/half)
ground flax seeds
almond butter (or nut/seed butter of choice)
fresh berries, apple, pear or banana slices

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