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Last Sunday morning, I woke up craving pancakes. There’s just something about a hot stack of flapjacks to kick off a day of rest, ya know? But due to having to remove gluten and dairy from my diet for a bit to test for sensitivities, I couldn’t do my usual buttermilk pancakes. So, obviously, I turned to Pinterest to find a gluten free dairy free pancakes recipe! Unfortunately, I was super disappointed. While there were a ton of delicious looking pancake recipes on there, none were quite what I was looking for. I didn’t want to use banana. Or ACV. Or some obscure flour I’ve never heard of. I just wanted some dang good, gluten free dairy free pancakes. Was that too much to ask? Apparently…
So, surprisingly disappointed in my Pinterest search, I decided to come up with my own recipe! Now, I know this may not seem like a huge deal to some of you, but I was pretty excited for this challenge. I think I’ve only made pancakes completely from scratch like three times in my entire life. I usually relied on ole Aunt Jemima’s for my favorite weekend treat. But last Sunday, I was bound and determined to create my own recipe, so I did!
Why Gluten Free Dairy Free Pancakes?
As I mentioned in last week’s pesto post, my acupuncturist wanted to test me for certain food sensitivities. As I have chronic inflammation throughout my body, she wanted to see if dairy and/or gluten were making it worse. I’ll have more information about that coming to the blog soon!
I know a few of you are probably rolling your eyes at the trendiness of removing dairy and gluten from my diet. I know, I know. All those ridiculous, over-the-top celebrities do it. It’s unnecessary. Humans have been living on gluten and dairy for generations. I get it. I’ve had those thoughts. I still have those thoughts. But my body is kind of a wreck. Even my doctors are not entirely sure what’s going on. So, I’m looking for relief where I can find it. I mean, what’s really the harm in removing gluten or dairy from your diet for a few days? You don’t even have to give up bread or ice cream anymore in order to do so! Or pancakes for that matter!
Below you’ll find the recipe for these absolutely delicious flapjacks. I love this recipe because it’s accessible to so many people with dietary restrictions and still tastes incredible. If you’re vegan, simply use a flax egg instead of the chicken egg! Nut free? Use oat milk! You can customize this recipe however you need to to fit your dietary needs. And top your short stack however you want! My go-to? Wild Friend’s Peanut Cashew Super Butter and Blueberries with just a dash of pure maple syrup! Whatever you top your gluten free dairy free pancakes with, enjoy!