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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Recipe: Healthy, Thick & Fluffy Peanut Flour Pancakes

Healthy Thick and Fluffy Peanut Flour Pancakes Recipe - low fat, gluten free, refined sugar free, peanut flour recipes, healthy pancake recipes, high protein

Saturdays for us mean leisurely breakfasts (read: PANCAKES!), walks in the park and general laziness. But you can't just have any old pancakes - you've got to have great pancakes to make sure you start your weekend off on the right foot. 

We have a bunch of different healthy pancake recipes that we love - but lately, there's been a new favourite on the block!

These Peanut Flour Pancakes are absolutely delllllliccccccccccious because they're super thick and fluffy! Whether they're eaten hot or cold (as I told you yesterday - I have a random obsession with cold pancakes at the moment), topped with peanut butter or butter and syrup or eaten straight up, they're so so good!

Gluten Free Thick and Fluffy Peanut Flour Pancakes Recipe - low fat, gluten free, refined sugar free, peanut flour recipes, healthy pancake recipes, high protein

I've been loving them topped with peanut butter (or a mix of peanut butter and coconut oil!) with a side of fresh, juicy strawberries (as you know if you've read SIL for a while, there's no such thing as too much PB in Kristy's world) whilst Jesse likes his with butter and maple syrup. 

The best pancakes (in our minds at least) are those which are thick, soft and fluffy and these pancakes are exactly that! They even have a significant amount of protein and iron so they're a super win ;) 

So let me share the recipe with you >> 

Low Fat Thick and Fluffy Peanut Flour Pancakes Recipe - low fat, gluten free, refined sugar free, peanut flour recipes, healthy pancake recipes, high protein

Thick and Fluffy Peanut Flour Pancakes serves 4-5
low fat, gluten free, relatively high in protein, low fat, refined sugar free

2 eggs 
1 1/3 cup milk of your choice (we used unsweetened almond milk)
3 tbsp (45g) unsweetened applesauce 
2 tsp vanilla extract 
2 tsp - 1 tbsp maple syrup* (see notes)
1 cup + 1 tbsp (110g) gluten free quick oats or gluten free rolled oats, ground into oat flour** (see notes for substitutions if you can't tolerate oats)
1/2 cup (60g) gluten free plain flour 
1/2 cup (60g) peanut flour 
2 tsp baking powder 
Pinch of salt

Lightly grease a medium fry pan/crepe pan and heat over a medium-low heat.
Beat your eggs with your milk, applesauce, vanilla and maple syrup. 
Add in your dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
Cook your pancakes ~2 tbsp of mixture at a time (or larger/smaller depending on how big you want your pancakes).
Flip once bubbles have formed on the top of your pancake and the underside is lightly golden, flip and cook until lightly golden on the other side - repeat until all of your pancakes are cooked. 
Serve immediately or chill in the fridge/freeze for a quick and easy breakfast on the go! The pancakes will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days and can be stored in the freezer for months. When freezing these pancakes, we separate the pancakes with pieces of baking paper and then seal them in a zip lock bag. When we want to eat them we'll take them out of the freezer the night before and allow them to defrost in the fridge overnight (or defrost them in the microwave if we forget!)
We make ~15 medium pancakes from this recipe and usually serve 3 pancakes per person plus toppings!

Notes:
*We used 2 tsp maple syrup which made just lightly sweet pancakes (as we add toppings that are sweet!), however, you can sweeten them to your liking.
**Find out more about oats on a gluten free diet here. If you can't tolerate oats, feel free to use another 1 cup of gluten free plain flour or buckwheat flour. 

But tell me, what does your typical weekend look like?
What kind of things are "weekend things" to you?

Saturday is always our chilled day with a relaxed breakfast and do-nothing kinda day (except I always inevitably end up shopping somewhere ;P) whilst Sundays are our busy days - rushing to get ready for church in the morning, spending most of the day at church with our friends and then relaxing in the afternoon with our family.

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