Sunday, July 15, 2012

Gluten-Free Greek Yogurt Pancakes

I woke up yesterday morning wanting something besides my usual yogurt or toast for breakfast. I hadn't made pancakes for a long time - since my mom was diagnosed with Celiac disease, we mostly make pancakes from a gluten-free mix. I was tired of the same mix over and over, so I suggested finding a recipe from scratch. I found one online that had greek yogurt in it and was pretty healthy, which is always a plus around here, especially with so many sweets around all the time. My dad and I got to work!
These were very good pancakes. They weren't perfect - my mom said she prefers the mix. That is not okay with me ;) I'll keep working on the perfect gluten-free pancake recipe for her. My dad and I really liked them though: they were thick, tasty, and not too sweet. These definitely need a nice topping to add some flavor, as the pancakes on their own are a bit bland - I love maple syrup or nutella with berries.
Enjoy! <3
Gluten-Free Greek Yogurt Pancakes
(adapted from Fest)

1 1/2 cups plain greek yogurt
2 eggs
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 teaspoon cinnamon

In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, egg and vanilla with a whisk. The mixture should be a pale yellow with a few lumps here and there.
In a separate bowl, mix the flour, xanthan gum, cinnamon, and baking soda. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir to combine. The batter will be very thick.
Using a griddle or skillet on medium-high heat, spray with cooking spray and spoon batter to form a pancake of your desired size. Wait about 3 minutes or until bubbles start to form. Flip and cook for about 2 more minutes. Serve with your favorite sweet topping.


Cannella Vita said...

I have a gluten free rice krispie recipe that I'm sure your mom would love!

Also, has she tried Erewhorn cereal? It is really good and really clean.

Sophia said...

I will tell her, thanks Erica :) I saw the rice krispie recipe earlier today, it looks delicious!