Friday, December 25, 2009

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Pancakes

HI All!

It's been awhile, and I hope I'm not catching you after breakfast because you haven't had these gluten-free gingerbread pancakes yet :)! I hope you're enjoying your Christmas morning so far. It's been a fun and interesting morning for me, as a joke I found dental floss in my stocking! I'm always telling hubby to floss, so I think Santa decided to play a joke on me and stuff my stocking with high quality dental floss ;). I guess after stuffing my face with these maple syrup lathered pancakes, I'm going to need to make sure I floss well :D.

Anyhow, there just aren't enough gingerbread pancake recipes out there. Feel free to add a bit (maybe 1/2 tsp more) ginger to this recipe if you really like spicy gingerbread pancakes. Have a delicious and Merry Christmas. Hopefully I'll be back again sooner than later :).

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Pancakes
*please note I fixed the typo that said 3 TBSP xanthan gum, only 1/2 tsp required :)
Makes 7 6 inch pancakes

3/4 cup white rice flour
3/4 cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup tapioca flour
1/4 cup potato starch
1/2 tsp xanthan gum
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 teaspoon cloves
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon all spice
2 3/4 teaspoons ginger
2 eggs
1 tsp sea salt
4 Tablespoons brown sugar
3 1/2 TBSP canola oil
2 Tablespoons dark molasses
1 1/4 cup evaporated milk (lowfat)
1/3 cup lowfat milk (add after combining all other ingredients together!)

So as you can see, this is a lengthy recipe and you'll probably want to open your Christmas presents before attempting to actually make 'em ;). Good news is, all you need: 2 bowls! 1 for the dry ingredients and 1 for the wet. Just combine all the dry ingredients in one big bowl and mix very well. Add all the wet EXCEPT for the regular milk, you'll mix that in last after you've combined the ingredients from the wet/dry bowls. Also, make sure that your pan is nice and warm before cooking the first pancake--let the pan heat for about 3 mintues on medium/low before making the first one so that it doesn't have that funny "first pancake of the batch" look :0).

Merry Christmas!