These pancakes are so sweet, you won’t need syrup! They’re so good, my daughter was running into the kitchen yelling “Pay!! More!!” (she can’t say pancakes yet). They do have a few sources of “sugar”, including banana, brown sugar, and honey, but not much of each. And with the garbanzo bean flour, they also have protein and magnesium, and the sorghum adds a nutritious grain to a little one’s diet.
I make these for my daughter who cannot have wheat, soy, eggs, dairy, or nuts, so they are allergy friendly. She eats pancakes with a side of 2 pork link sausages and some fruits. It is a breakfast that I know she will gladly eat!
You will notice that these pancakes are flat, not fluffy. They will not rise very much at all, but that is actually part of what makes them taste so great. Cook them with extra oil to make them crispy and add some fats for your growing kids. They may even be considered crepes by some, but either way, they taste great!
- 1/8 cup sorghum flour
- 1 1/8 cup GF all-purpose flour (Garbanzo flour mix works best for me)
- 3 TBS brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 large, ripe banana*
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- 2 teaspoons avocado oil
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup rice milk
- 1/4 cup vanilla hemp milk**
- Avocado oil for cooking
Add dry ingredients (first 6) into a large mixing bowl and mix well. I use a handheld mixer to break up all the brown sugar bits.
Mash the banana in a separate, smaller mixing bowl. Add honey and oil and beat with the handheld mixer, or whisk well by hand. Add the milk and vanilla and mix well.
Add about a TBS and a half of avocado oil in a skillet big enough to cook 4 pancakes at a time (less oil for a smaller skillet, but enough to coat the bottom) and heat on medium-high heat.
Make a well in the middle of the flour and add the wet ingredients in the well. With a handheld mixer, mix just until smooth.
Add 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake to the heated skillet. When bubbles form throughout the top, flip and cook until golden brown on both sides.
Add about 1/2 to 1 TBS for each batch to keep the bottom of the skillet coated.
*I freeze ripe bananas and then microwave them when I am ready to use them. That makes them more sticky as an egg replacer.
** You can just add 1 cup of rice milk if that is what you have. The hemp milk adds a good flavor, but is not essential.
The longer the batter sits out, the more fluffy the pancakes will be, although they will never truly be fluffy with this recipe. If you want thinner, crispier, crepe-like pancakes, cook them right away. If you want them to have more of a pancake-like texture, let the batter rest for at least 20 minutes before cooking.
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