Sunday, June 19, 2011

chicken and pancakes :)

Last night I had a craving for pancakes and Matt had the brilliant idea to make chicken and waffles. Well I unfortunately don't have a waffle maker so we settled for pancakes. After searching the internet for a good GF-DF pancake recipe (the previous one I used wasn't that great) I got started. I didn't have a few of the ingredients and I messed up some of the measurements so after some playing around I came up with a good looking batter. OMG. The first pancake was PERFECT. Just like gluten pancakes. About halfway through the batter I had to sprinkle some more baking soda into the batter as they weren't bubbling up as much but I think my baking soda is a bit old. Other than that they were delicious!! I read that the creator of the original recipe has used a couple of different blends of GF flours and they always come out the same. I think this recipe is pretty foolproof and would work well with adding some nutmeg, cinnamon, nuts, fruit, etc.

Fluffy Pancakes

1 ¼ c. any dairy free milk
1 egg
1 T. honey or a little agave syrup
1 T. water
1/8 t. salt
3 t. baking powder
½ t. baking soda
2 c. GF flour blend
OPTIONAL - 1 t. cinnamon and/or nutmeg. any fruits or nuts are also yummy. (banana chocolate chip is by far the BEST!)

Preheat a pan or griddle to medium-high heat. You'll want it nice and hot before you drop the batter onto it. Put the ingredients into a bowl in the order listed and mix well with a whisk. Spray your pan with cooking spray and pour about a 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake. This makes a nice medium sized pancake. Cook on one side until the sides start to set and bubbles form all over. Flip and cook another 2 minutes or so on the other side. I like for both sides to be golden brown.
If you are not planning on eating them right off the griddle you can heat the oven to 350, turn it off, and place the pancakes in the warm oven on a baking sheet. Any leftover pancakes can also be frozen and then toasted whenever you want one!

What about the GF fried chicken recipe? Sorry but that's Matt's secret recipe :)

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