Yesterday was pancake day and if you follow me on Instagram you might have seen that I was throwing a pancake party, what you may not have noticed was that the party needed to cater for two people who are wheat free, one of which avoids dairy and the third person is allergic to eggs and off the dairy for good. Impossible you say? NEVER! I ended up experimenting with two recipes, one that was everyone friendly and the other gluten/dairy free, both went down a storm and the pancake party was a total success – yas!
VEGAN AND GLUTEN FREE FAT PANCAKES
1 cup of gluten free plain four (I use Doves Farm)
1 tablespoon of sugar
2 tablespoons of baking powder
pinch of salt
1 cup of almond milk
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
Put all the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl and stir until everything is combined thoroughly. Then make a well in the centre, add the milk and vegetable oil, whisk everything together and set aside for a few minutes. Use some spray oil to oil the pan and put it on the heat, let the pan get nice and toasty, then ladle in your first spoonful of batter. One ladle is perfect for one pancake, once the pancake hardens around the rim and becomes unstuck from the pan it’s ready to flip. When both sides are golden remove it from the pan and start on the next. This mix makes about 5-7 pancakes and they are perfect for maple syrup with bacon or dairy free chocolate spread and blueberries.
TRADITIONAL GLUTEN FREE PANCAKES
125g gluten free plain flour (again I use Doves Farm)
250ml almond milk
Put all the ingredients into a mixing bowl, whisk and leave for at least 20 minutes. Heat the pan up and spray oil into it, the pour a ladle of batter into the hot pan. This time though you want to spread the mix out in the pan so you’re making a thin, wide pancake. Once the pancake will lift from the pan you can flip it, if you’re feeling brave (I wasn’t and got my friend to) toss the pancake or wuss out a flip it with the spatula! This mix also makes about 6 pancakes and for me, these traditional pancakes are all about lemon and sugar!
All in all, the pancake party was a roaring success, it also meant one of my friends could eat her first EVER pancake! How amazing? How was your pancake day? Did you try anything new? Will you be practicing your pancake skills all year round like me?