Let Your Friends Inspire Your Baking!
The inspiration to make today’s nut-free recipe came from my good friend Laura, who came out to visit me last week and help me decorate my new house!
One of my favorite things to do when I have company is to treat my guests to a healthy and delicious breakfast in the morning.
Laura has a nut allergy, and I wanted to take the opportunity to try making a gluten-free pancake that didn’t rely on nut flour or nut butter.
While I was looking for a good starting point, I visited one of my favorite bloggers Minimalist Baker – who has some delicious vegan recipes that I highly recommend – especially for desserts!
I took her vegan Chocolate Chip Pancake recipe and used them as the inspiration for this recipe and made some modifications. It’s no longer vegan, but that’s not the way I eat so if you’re okay with eggs this recipe will work great for you!
They were definitely a hit with Laura…who helped me get my house looking amazing!
Chocolate Chip Raisin Cookie Pancakes
#glutenfree #dairyfree #nutfree
Yield: 2 servings
You will need: mixing bowl, measuring cups and spoons, skillet, spatula
1/2 cup applesauce (unsweetened)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 T olive oil
1/3 cup + 2 T coconut milk
1/2 cup + 1 T flaxseed meal
1/4 cup gluten-free flour blend* (I used the Protein Boost blend from this post)
3 T dark chocolate pieces
3 T raisins
1. Mix egg, applesauce, salt, baking powder and vanilla.
2. Stir in oil and coconut milk.
3. Measure in flaxseed meal and flour.
4. Fold in Chocolate and raisins.
5. Heat your skillet to medium and add coconut oil. My batter was a little thick so I added an extra tablespoon of coconut milk – and used my spatula to flatten them out on the pan.
6. Cook until small bubbles form, then flip and cook until done.
They cook beautifully and have an incredible texture – great for kids, visitors, and you! We added a little fresh coconut milk as a topping along with some dark chocolate chips – it was awesome!
*Keep in mind you cannot always swap different flours around – for example, coconut flour behaves very differently than nut flour and regular gluten free flour. Gluten free recipes made with gluten free flour can be replaced with regular wheat flour, but not other flours.
🙂 Happy Baking!