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Does your family have a favorite pancake recipe? I’ve made many different gluten-free versions over the years, trying to find THE ONE. You know, that becomes a weekend tradition, that could be our go-to.
Some gluten-free pancakes I tried were good, even good enough to post here on this blog. But as expected, my preferences have changed over the years, my pantry ingredients don’t quite look the same, and to be honest – I’m a little more critical of what constitutes a pancake worth making again.
Which is why I’m sharing this Homemade Gluten-Free Pancake Recipe — she’s a keeper, that results in golden, fluffy vehicles for the toppings you fancy.
This uniqueness in this recipe is that part of the “flour” mix is ground walnuts! I absolutely love how the irregular grind of the walnuts lead to a little bit of crunch through the pancakes. And it’s another way to get omega 3 fats into your day.
Sorghum flour and oat flour make up the rest of the dry mixture, and the liquid ingredients are pretty standard – buttermilk, eggs, butter, and vanilla. To keep the recipe refined-sugar free, I used minimal honey as the sweetener, as I found the flours have a natural sweetness on their own.
With Valentine’s Day coming up, the heart shaped pancakes seemed to be an ideal way to have breakfast together. Easier than making a big fancy meal, but just as loving.
And I was super impressed with these non-stick heart pancake rings that were less than $8. !! Besides – I see no reason why heart shaped pancakes shouldn’t be made year round.
Okay, so I bet you’re wondering……..
They taste amazing! Nutty from the walnuts, and toasty sweet from the oat flours. The tiny doses of vanilla and cinnamon play off the natural sweetness, and give them the old fashioned flavor you’re used to.
Yes! In fact, I think their texture is better than many traditional pancakes. They’re soft inside, with a lofty rise, and sturdy edges. More thick than thin, which bodes well for soaking up pure maple syrup.
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I can’t wait to try making these! do you think I could sub the sorghum flour for more oat flour?
I would think so, they just might not be as thick! I haven’t tested them without the sorghum.
I just made these this morning (as regular pancakes, no heart!), and the were AMAZING. I loved the texture which was lighter than I expected and also the hint of cinnamon. Thank you for this recipe.
Yay! So glad you liked the recipe! I love how light and fluffy they are too.
These pancakes look so cute! I adore the fact that they are heart-shaped. Perfect for any Valentine’s Day brunch!