Gluten Free Vegan Banana Maple Cinnamon Pancakes11
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We continue our celebration of "all things Vitamix" with Vitamix Recipe #12: Gluten Free Vegan Banana Maple Cinnamon Pancakes. If you suffer from mutliple food allergies, these gluten free, dairy free, egg free, nut free and soy free pancakes are going to be a life saver at breakfast time! I actually served these pancakes up to some unassuming omnivores last weekend for brunch along with my Baked Asian Omelette, gluten free carrot and date muffins, and raw vegan breakfast bombs and nobody even knew they were gluten free and vegan! So those of you who do not have food allergies can enjoy them too!
As you know, my mum and dad were staying for a month and recently flew back to Australia. My mum makes these really healthy galettes with oat bran, cottage cheese, cinnamon and an egg. I really like the texture and flavour of these pancakes but they are not vegan. I wanted to create a delicious easy pancake that my little niece Alexandra, who is allergic to gluten, dairy, eggs and nuts could enjoy. I tried a few different blends and had some problems with texture and setting. I finally hit the jackpot with this blend!
You could substitute the banana for unsweetened apple sauce, and add in some raisins or cranberries for a tasty variation.
Give these a blend and let me know how you go. They are DEELISH!
Gluten Free Vegan Banana Maple Cinnamon Pancakes
- 1 ½ cups rice milk
- 1 cup mashed banana
- ¾ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup buckwheat flour
- ½ cup tapioca flour
- ½ cup brown rice flour
- ½ cup chickpea flour
- ½ cup flaxseed meal
- ¼ cup grapeseed oil
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp alcohol free natural vanilla extract or 1/2 tsp regular extract
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp xanthan
- ½ tsp Celtic sea salt or Himalayan salt
- Place the liquid items at the bottom of the blender (I use a Vitamix) and then throw in all of the dry ingredients except the flaxmeal.
- Blend on high using the tamper until well combined.
- Stir through the flaxmeal with a rubber spatula and allow to stand for about 10 minutes to allow the flaxmeal to gel a bit.
- Place ½ cup of mixture in a small skillet and fry on a low flame for about 4 minutes for first side so that you get a nice golden brown finish. If you cook on a high flame the pancakes will get burnt before the mixture has cooked in the centre properly.
- **You will need to be quick with spreading the mixture around the skillet. I shimmy the skillet off the flameand use a spoon to spread the mixture around the pan as I am pouring it in or it will set in a small clump. You also don’t want the pancakes to be too thick or they will not set in the centre.
- Once you have the pan coated with the mixture, wait until bubbles form all over the top.
- Flip and then cook the other side for about 3 minutes for second side.
- Makes about 8 medium pancakes
- Serve with vegan butter and maple syrup. YUM!
Piggy Cooking Tips
the best way to clean your blender
After blending up something sticky, gooey or smelly, just place a few drops of soap in the carriage with some warm water and blend on high until all of the congealed food slips away from the blades and sides. Then repeat this process. Then rinse with water and presto! Clean carriage.
If you have smells or stains repeat this process with some bicarbonate of soda or lemon juice and water.
Check out the video on A No Hassle Way To Clean Your Blender that I did as part of the Chow Tips Series.