Mother's Day Pancakes (Gluten-Free Recipe)
As a mom, my favorite Mother’s Day gifts are handmade cards from my kids. Second to that is having them and my husband make breakfast for me. Neither the cards nor the breakfast have to be perfect. In fact, they never are, but nothing says “I love you” like taking the time and attention to do something personal.
Just because Mom is gluten free, doesn’t mean that a homemade breakfast by dad and the kids can’t happen. I realize that I’m most likely talking to moms here, so you might need to give your family some help. Making suggestions is okay, and you might even want to send them to this post.
A few breakfast suggestions:
- eggs cooked Mom’s favorite way
- fresh fruit
- gluten-free toast
- gluten-free French toast
- gluten-free pancakes
There are gluten-free pancake mixes available. Pamela’s is a popular brand. If you have a few gluten-free flours on hand, below is a recipe. If combining that many ingredients is really too much to ask of them, consider putting the dry ingredients together ahead of time. Store them in a tightly covered container or zip lock bag. Then it’s just like using a pancake mix.
And since we all know that moms like pretty things. Your kids might enjoy dressing up a plate of pancakes with fruit. Placing strawberries, orange slices, or other fruit around a pancake could make a fun, edible Mother’s Day flower.
- 1/3 cup sorghum flour
- 1/3 cup millet flour
- 1/3 cup potato starch
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup milk or milk substitute
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup cooking oil
1) In a large bowl, combine the sorghum flour, millet flour, potato starch, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt with a whisk.
2) Add the milk, egg, vanilla, and oil, and whisk the ingredients together well. Let it sit for a minute to thicken while you heat a skillet or griddle.
3) Add some oil or cooking spray to your skillet if it does not have a non-stick surface. Put about 1/4 cup batter onto the hot skillet for each pancake.
4) When you see bubbles on top and the bottom is browned, turn the pancakes and cook until the other side is brown.
5) Serve with your favorite toppings.
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