These gluten free banana almond pancakes are my family's current favorite breakfast. And my nine-year-old son with celiac disease has declared them his new favorite gluten free pancake!
Tip: Make three times the recipe on a relaxed Sunday morning, have some for your family brunch, and save the remaining batter to have at the ready all week. It will take some of the stress out of a hectic, busy school day.
Gluten-Free Banana Almond Pancakes
My son with celiac disease is obsessed with these pancakes!
By Valentina Kenney Wein
Servings: 4 to 6
banana: 1 large (about 1 cup mashed)
plain, non-fat yogurt: 1 cup
granulated sugar: 3 ½ tablespoons
vanilla extract: 2 teaspoons
almond extract: 1 teaspoon
ground cinnamon: 1 teaspoon
egg: 1 large
gluten-free, all-purpose flour: 3/4 cup
tapioca flour: ¼ cup
baking soda: ½ teaspoon
almond meal: 1/3 cup
salted butter: 2 tablespoons (plus extra for the pan), melted
Step 1: In a large mixing bowl, use a fork to mash the banana.
Step 2: Add the yogurt, sugar, vanilla and almond extracts, and cinnamon. Mix until it's smooth.
Step 3: Then add the egg and mix until it's completely incorporated.
Step 4: Sift in the gluten-free all-purpose flour and tapioca flour. (You can use a mesh strainer over the bowl for the sifting.)
Step 5: Fold in the almond meal and the 2 tablespoons of melted butter and mix only to blend.
Step 6: Preheat a large skillet over medium heat with a bit of the extra butter. Use a tablespoon or a large spoon to pour about 2 tablespoons of the batter into the pan to make a pancake. Continue until there's no more room in the pan, and make sure there's about 2 inches between each one.
Step 7: Cook the pancakes for about 2 minutes per side, until they start to brown along the edges.
Step 8: Repeat until you've made as many pancakes as you want (the batter will keep for up to 3 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator). Use a bit more of the extra butter each time you add batter to the pan.
Step 9: As the pancakes are finished, place them on a plate and cover with foil until you’re ready to serve.