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Gluten Free / Wheat Free Pancakes

What you need: 

1 medium apple, peeled and cored
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1/2 cup tapioca flour
2 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon flax oil
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup almond meal/flour
1 tablespoon cooking oil (for frying)

What you do: 

This recipe is:VeganGluten FreeWheat Free
In food processor, blend apple, then add all but the cooking oil and blend well.
In skillet, warm cooking oil in pan over medium heat. Pour batter into pan, making small sized cakes. (If they are too big, the middle is difficult to cook.) Cook until edges bubble, then flip and finish cooking until brown.
Serve warm.
This is the best tasting Vegan and Gluten Free Pancake I have made so far. They cook up just right and if your special diet child is sleepy, they may never notice the difference! Peanut butter is a great source of iron, the apple provides good fiber, and the flax seed oil supplies those essential fatty acids. Pretty healthy for a pancake!
Yields: 4 pancakes

Preparation Time: 
15 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Recipe Category: 


Hey hunny, this recipe looks great but I would skip the Flax oil...

Flax oil is a polyunsaturated oil that is very unstable, so yes, it's full of great omega-3 fats and wonderful health benefits but that is only if the oil has not been oxidized/comprimised.  When you heat a polyunsaturated fat you detroy the flexible bonds within the chain and this makes the fat go rancid causing free radical damage if ingested.  Oils will oxidize when exposed to heat, light, and air. 

If you want to cook with oils, a saturated fat is always the best such as extra virgin coconut oil, or if your diet permits, butter.  Next best are your monounsaturated fats, olive oil can be cooked with at very low temperatures. 

I would never cook with a polyunsaturated fat and reserve those oils for cold dishes like salads. 

Happy and healthy eating!


Thanks, this looks really good!  Both ds and I have celiac, and I've been looking for some good breakfast-y recipes.  We'll try it this weekend!


The nutrition information for this whole recipe, not including the oil for cooking:
564.3 calories
27.6g fat
1.3g saturates
71g carbohydrates
6g fiber
18.5g sugar
11g protein
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 9.5% Iron 8.5%

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