I have been trying different combinations of ingredients in order to come up with a really good grain-free pancake. So far I have had a couple of successes.
I love pancakes. I used to love the big fluffy white flour pancakes that, for years, The Captain cooked for us every Saturday or Sunday morning. Then I gave up gluten and turned to protein powder as the base for my cakes.
In January I did a Whole30 Paleo Challenge and discovered that grains and whey are not really my best friends…. so I was without pancakes for some time. But recently I have been doing lots experimenting with coconut flour, and almond flour and have come to rely on milled gluten-free flax seeds, a lot!
These pancakes are the result of a lucky experiment. I started out by mixing some egg whites with my ground flax seeds, along with a bit of baking powder and vanilla… but quickly realized they needed somethig to add bulk, so I mashed up half a banana and stirred it in to the mixture.
It worked! These cakes are fluffy cause the baking powder makes them rise up. And they are delicious… just a bit sweet, too, from the banana. A win win and I will be making them again! Of course I love my Vanilla and Cinnamon Coconut Pancakes too, but these make up quicker and are great when I am in a bit of a hurry.
Easy Flax Pancakes
Makes 2 cakes.
- 3 Tbs milled flax seeds
- 1/2 cup egg white
- 1/2 banana, mashed
- 1/2 Tbs vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- Mix everything together in a large bowl and use half the of the batter for each pancake.
- Pour into a pan that has been coated with non-stick spray and allow to cook about 3 or 4 minutes oer side The edge will be dry when it is time to flip.
- The cake will puff up as the second side cooks.
- Remove cake to a plate and cover to keep warm.
- Repeat for the rest of the batter.
- Serve with fresh fruit or syrup or even yogurt if you like.
Weight Watchers P+ = 6.
Calories 265; Protein 18g; Carbohydrate 20g; Fat 11g; Fibre 6g.
If you only want to have one, I am sure the other could be refrigerated and then reheated later, however I have cut the recipe in half and made just one, as well.
After flipping it over, the cake will get puffy.
Top and enjoy!