Gluten Free Pancakes with Agave Nectar

Sundays to me mean one thing and one thing only – pancakes. This is the time to indulge in a morning treat to set you up for the day, what better way then with the delicious and fluffy goodness of pancakes. I’ve been expanding my baking repertoire recently and have delved into the world of gluten free, the new buzz word in cooking at the moment I figured I would pick up a bag of gluten free flour and see what all the fuss was about. This recipe for gluten free pancakes uses this flour and also a sugar alternative, agave nectar. A sweetener produced from several species of agave this is a healthier alternative to sugar, although it has more concentrated fructose then normal syrup, it does have a lower GI level to prevent sugar spikes. For this recipe I used one from Momables that can be found here. Very simple and quick to make these give you some super fluffy and delicious pancakes that will leave you wanting more! This recipe is measured in cups so if you are able to get your hands on some measuring devices in cup form, these will make everything a lot easier :)

Ingredients – pictured above:

  • 1 cup of gluten free all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed (flax meal)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup of milk (or non dairy)

Gluten Free Pancakes with Agave Nectar
Gluten Free Pancakes with Agave Nectar
Gluten Free Pancakes with Agave Nectar
Method

  • Sift together the dry ingredients first, I found that I couldn’t sift the flax seed so just plonked it in, luckily as the type I have is finely milled it didn’t make my pancakes lumpy
  • In a separate bowl mix together all the wet ingredients
  • Once both mixtures are ready to go it’s time to combine! Add the wet ingredients to the dry mixture a small bit at a time, this will help ensure you don’t get any lumps or a runny batter
  • Once everything is combined check to see if you need more milk, I did as the batter was quite thick, keep adding some more milk until you have a slightly looser and more pancake like mixture
  • Get cooking! Pop the mixture into your pan that has already been heated and greased with butter
  • Cook each pancake for 1-2 minutes, as soon as you see the bubbles on the surface you know it’s good to start flipping!
  • Once cooked, remove from the pan, quickly cook up the rest of the batter up, serve with some fresh fruit and enjoy :)

Gluten Free Pancakes with Agave Nectar
Gluten Free Pancakes with Agave Nectar