Gluten, Dairy and Egg Free Pancakes

I have been craving pancakes for a while. We made GF, DF, egg free pumpkin waffles a few weeks ago, and they were not a success. Although edible, in my opinion, my husband disliked them a lot, and they were a no-go for trying again. He blames the pumpkin and although says they weren’t “terrible”, we won’t be doing them again.

Back to the drawing board, and this time I decided that I needed to perfect a basic, plain pancake before venturing into flavors and fancy things like the waffle maker!

These pancakes were so good that we made them and ate them before I even thought to take a picture! Sorry for not having a picture ready. I will update this post when I make them again. They are so good that I am going to be making these weekly.  We made them last night as the children’s late night snack. Please tell me in the comments if any of your children have this habit of eating before bed.

Ingredients:

1 C Brown rice flour
1/2 C Sorghum flour
1/2 C Potato starch
1 Tablespoon Tapioca flour
1 Teaspoon Xanthan gum
2 Tablespoons Sugar
1 Tablespoon Baking powder
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
2 Cups So Delicious Coconut milk
3 Tablespoons Earth Balance buttery spread, melted, plus more for pan frying
Enjoy Life brand chocolate chips or other vegan chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions:
Mix the dry ingredients in an electric mixer. Add the coconut milk and melted butter. Blend well. If the batter looks too thick, add another 1/4 cup of coconut milk. Heat a wide frying pan over medium heat, and melt a little Earth Balance spread. When spread starts to bubble a bit, laddle batter onto pan. Add a few chocolate chips on top of each pancake if using. Flip pancakes when bubbles appear on top, and bottom starts to brown lightly.  Remove from pan before over-cooking, and allow to cool for a few seconds before your children swipe them off the plate! (That’s what happened to mine!). Actually, allow pancakes to cool longer just so little hands and mouths don’t get burned. The pancakes came out a nice thickness; the kids literally ran off with them and they didn’t fall apart. We refrigerated some overnight for breakfast today. They fit nicely in our toaster and held their shape.

Since I don’t have a picture of the pancakes, I thought I would leave you with this beautiful picture I took last weekend at Croton Gorge Park. Brr it’s getting cold outside!
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