Gluten-free Gut-friendly Tigernut Pancakes
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A trusted gluten-free pancake recipe I go to time and time again. Guaranteed satisfaction as they are fluffy, healthy and full of flavour.
What can I serve these tigernut pancakes with?
There are countless combinations that work great with this recipe - lemon and sugar, maple syrup and butter, chocolate spread, peanut butter, jam, whipped cream and berries, all fabulous choices; but in my home, Greek honey and cinnamon is always a winner.
35g tigernut flour (sub almond flour or do the full 135g gluten-free self-raising white flour)
½ tsp fine sea salt
2 Tbsp maple syrup, coconut blossom sugar or honey
130ml full fat milk (or plant milk)
1 large egg
2 Tbsp butter (or coconut oil), melted
1 tsp vanilla bean paste / powder/ essence
In a big bowl, combine the dry ingredients and wisk to mix well.
In another bowl add the milk and egg and whisk together.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry and wisk well. It shoud be quite a thick smooth batter and there shouldn't be any lumps.
Then slowly pour in the warm melted butter (or coconut oil) and combine.
Set your non stick pan on medium - high heat and test with a small spoonful of batter if the pan temperature is right.
Use a ladel to pour the batter in quickly and in a circuar motion spread it out.
You will know when it's ready when the air bubble start to show and the base is light golden colour, ready to flip over.
Dish up - top up and enjoy!
SERVE THIS WITH.
Greek Honey and Cinnamon
Greek Yoghurt and Honey
Maple Syrup and Pecans
Dusting of Sugar and Lemon Juice
Peanut butter or other nut or seed butter
Tigernut flour - is high fibre and loaded with resistant starch, which feeds your good bacteria = healthy gut. (Source)
Maple syrup - is a natural sweetener and contains many natural antioxidants and is a source of nutrients including zinc, potassium, manganese, thiamine, calcium, iron, magnesium, and riboflavin. (Source)
Whole milk - contains a wide array of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, protein, healthy fats and antioxidants.(Source)
Eggs (organic) - are incredibly nutritious, a great source of protein, healthy fats and they help elevate levels of HDL (the "good") cholesterol, which is linked to a lower risk of many diseases. (Source)
Greek Honey - is nutritionally dense and filled with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. (Source)
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Disclaimer: None of the health benefits listed are intended to diagnose or treat any pre-existing health conditions. Always consult a health care practitioner before making any health decisions. The benefits listed are from my own research and personal interest, and encourage you to follow the Source and do further research.