Celebratory Pancakes!

8 Jan

Today is our 13th wedding anniversary. The kids (well, Daniella and a little help from Reid 😉 ) made us cards and decorated our house while we were still in bed.  Dani has a cold, so we are choosing to stay together and not split up and half go to church and half stay here.  It has turned into a wonderful morning.

Luck and I collaborated on some pancakes today. They are gluten free, dairy free, egg free, and DELICIOUS!  They are celebratory, which means they have dark chocolate in them, of course!

We used almond flour because I love it.  It is healthy, yummy, and tastes great!  We adapted the recipe from Elena’s Pantry: http://www.elanaspantry.com/gluten-free-pancakes-revisited/

Only we made them vegan and celebratory.  🙂

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  • 2 T Ener-G egg replacer
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup raw agave
  • 2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Earth Balance for sauteing
  1. In a Blendtec, Vitamix, or blender combine egg replacer and warm water and blend until mixed.
  2. Add agave and vanilla and blend on high until smooth.
  3. Add almond flour, salt and baking soda and blend again to incorporate dry ingredients into batter.
  4. Add 1/2 – 1 cups mini dark chocolate chips (check to make sure they are vegan, if you care).
  5. Let batter sit for 15-20 minutes to let the bakind soda do it’s thing.
  6. Warm Earth Balance in a large skillet over medium heat.
  7. Ladle pancake batter onto skillet.
  8. Pancakes will form little bubbles, when bubbles open, flip pancakes over and cook other side.
  9. Remove from heat to a plate.
  10. Repeat process with remaining batter, adding more Earth Balance to skillet as needed.

**These are very, very delicate pancakes.  Flip with lots of care!  They came out crispy on the outside and slightly gooey in the middle.  To be honest, they were PERFECT!**

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The kids rated them the highest they rate things.

They were a splurge because of how much agave was in them.  And I am ambivalent on how I feel about agave, anyway.  I have read conflicting things about the stuff.  But it is a celebration, so we went big. They tasted like a giant chocolate chip cookie!  YUM!

Let me know if you try them and love them as much as we do!

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