Andrew’s Gluten Free Pancakes



Andrew's Gluten Free Pancakes
I've just returned from my semi-annual vacation with my cousins. Our families have gone on vacation together every year since we were all very young. As a kid one of my favorite parts of getting to visit with my cousins was that I got to have pancakes for breakfast. Over the years we've tried out a variety of pancakes, including cheesy pancakes which was a happy accident tuned delicious. But now that we all eat really healthy my cousin Andrew has started to make Gluten free pancakes. In fact they aren't just gluten free, they are grain free. I couldn't believe how easy these were to make and how good they turned out. They taste just like regular pancakes, but with an extra boost of nutrition.
Recipe type: Main
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Bananas
  • 3 Tbsp of Almond Butter
  • dash of cinnamon
  • ½ tsp of Vanilla Extract
  1. Combine all ingredients into a blender and process until smooth.
  2. Pour small amounts of batter onto a non-stick skillet or pancake griddle
  3. Once pancake begins to bubble flip and cook the other side
  4. Serve with some natural Maple syrup or Honey
There are three main ingredients that make up these pancakes. Bananas, eggs, and almond butter. Each providing a mega dose of nutrients.

Bananas happen to be a great source of Potassium and vitamin B6, which is an essential B vitamin. Bananas are known to lower high blood pressure and are a great source of dietary fiber. In both Western Medicine and Chinese Medicine bananas are used in the treating Stomach Ulcers.

Eggs have gotten a bad rap through the years with the whole high cholesterol thing. But current studies have shown that the consumption of eggs does not actually raise cholesterol, and in fact it actually promotes heart health and weight loss. That is as long as you eat the yolk too. None of this egg white only stuff! All the good nutrients are in the yolk. So indulge in the extra 40 calories, it’s not going to hurt your waist line. My two favorite nutrients found in eggs are Choline and B-12. Choline is a neurotransmitter that is awesome for brain health, and it also helps to reduce inflammation. B-12 is an essential nutrient to the body and is hard to get if you don’t eat meat. In fact eggs are one of the only vegetarian sources of B-12. The benefits to this nutrient are endless, everything from regulating your nervous system, aiding digestion, reducing depression, weight loss, and even energy. There is also Lutein, found in the egg yolk, which can do wonders for your eyes and help prevent macular degeneration and cataracts. In Chinese medicine eggs are a great Qi and Blood builder. They also help to moisten dryness in the body, such as dry skin and hair, or even a dry cough. Now there is one caution with eggs. Some people may have a sensitivity to eggs. I’m not talking about a full blown allergic reaction where you need a trip to the emergency room. A sensitivity to eggs could manifest in poor digestion, fatigue, or headache. How do you know if you are sensitive to eggs? There are all sorts of test you can get but in general, If you feel like crap after you eat eggs you’re probably sensitive.

Almond Butter has such a great balance of fiber, protein, and fat. Almonds promote heart health and help to lower cholesterol. They are also packed with antioxidant Vitamin E, the anti-aging nutrient. And there have been countless studies that show almonds effectiveness in helping you lose weight. The best part, it's super easy to make your own, see my recipe on Homemade Almond Butter to learn more.

There you have it, gluten free, grain free, guilt free pancakes. A special thank you to my cousin Andrew Martini for sharing this recipe with me and making me such a yummy breakfast. Side note if you are looking for a real estate agent in the state of MA, Andrew is the one to call. He didn't ask me to plug him, but I just think he's the best so I couldn't help myself. Learn more about him and his listings here.