I would like to welcome Megan who will be regularly contributing gluten, dairy, corn, soy, potato, tomato, peanut, and (mostly) refined sugar free recipes. I can’t wait to try out the yummy and healthy recipes that she comes up with!
First off, I am very excited to be guest blogging for Good Deal Divas (thank you for having me, Nichole!). I am an avid fan of this site and look forward to sharing my recipes with all of you!
I create tasty (and mostly healthy) recipes for those of us on restricted diets. I am gluten and dairy free. I also try to avoid corn, soy, potatoes, tomatoes, peanuts, and refined sugar as much as possible. I’m a firm believer that individuals shouldn’t have to compromise taste or flavor when following a restricted diet.
Pre-packaged gluten free mixes are expensive (and generally contain some ingredients I try to avoid), so I’ve come up with several gluten free recipes I make from scratch. One of my favorite made-from-scratch recipes is Gluten Free Fluffy Pancakes, which is also popular with my young children (who also are gluten, dairy, and mostly corn free).
FYI… I don’t recommend using finely ground flours in this recipe.
Yields about 12 four to five inch pancakes
1/4 cup millet flour
1/4 cup sorghum flour
1/4 cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup tapioca starch
2 TBSP almond meal, optional** (I use Bob’s Red Mill)
2 tsp gluten free baking powder
1/4 tsp xanthan gum
pinch of good sea salt
1 tsp gluten free vanilla extract
2 tsp agave nectar
3/4 cup rice milk
2 organic eggs
Olive oil (for frying)
**The almond meal helps add to the flavor and texture of the pancakes; however, it can be left out if almonds cannot be tolerated. (I do highly recommend using it though, if you can!)
Whisk all of the dry ingredients together in a medium sized mixing bowl. Add in the vanilla, agave, and rice milk. Mix until smooth, then beat in the eggs.
Fry pancakes in a bit of oil in a preheated pan or griddle over medium heat. Just like normal pancakes, these bad boys will bubble when they are ready to be flipped.
Top with pure maple syrup and enjoy!
For more information about me and to view all of my recipes, please see my website: www.maidinak.com.