Let me show you how to make these delicious gluten-free pancakes in a blender. Time to change the way pancakes are made!
Do you remember the amazing baked oats recipe that I posted a couple of weeks ago? If you don't know what I am talking about make sure to check out the recipe here. These baked oats made me think that it would be nice to add some pears to oatmeal pancakes. I mean, if it works in baked oats, it surely will work in the pancakes, right? And let me tell you, it does. They came out absolutely perfect, just as I imagine them to be - soft, fluffy, filled with warm juicy pear pieces, and just absolutely delicious!
Why did I make these gluten-free pancakes in a blender?
Pancakes are the kind of breakfast that everyone loves and I am sure it is a staple in many households. What is a weekend without nice fluffy pancakes? Especially if you have kids.
There is a thing though, I never could understand, why there are so many options to buy premade pancake mixes in plastic bottles? At the end of the day, all it is, pre-measured flour, sugar, and baking powder. You will still have to add milk, eggs, butter, etc. And you know, that you will pay double or triple the actual costs? To make pancakes is easy and it is even easier if you put everything in a food processer, whizz it all together and you are ready to bake. No money wasted, no plastic bottles in the landfill.
Ingredients to make these gluten-free oatmeal pancakes:
- Oats. To make oatmeal pancakes you need oatmeal! Who would guess that? 🙂 But let's talk about oats for just a minute. If you are new to the gluten-free way of living you might find oats to be very confusing. On one hand, oats are naturally gluten-free on the other hand you can buy gluten-free certified oats. So what is the deal? Oats ARE naturally gluten-free, however, they are usually processed in the same environment as wheat, which leads to cross-contamination. This makes most oats not suitable for a gluten-free diet. If you would like to learn more about what food might contain hiden gluten, read my blog post 6 MYTHS ABOUT GLUTEN DEBUNKED.
- Egg. If you would like to make these pancakes vegan, you can use chia egg instead of a regular egg. One tablespoon chia seeds mixed with 2.5 tablespoon water = one chia egg.
- Milk. Any kind of milk will work in this recipe, almond milk, coconut milk or just your regular cow milk
- Sugar. I think that this pancake recipe needs a little spoon of sugar. I always use organic raw sugar, because it is less processed than refined white sugar. You can also substitute with a teaspoon of honey if you prefer.
- Baking powder. Is your baking powder aluminium-free? If you are using conventional baking powder, the answer is no. Even though FDA claims aluminium is not a health hazard when consumed in small amounts, I much rather use the aluminium-free variety which works really well for me.
- Cinnamon. Cinnamon is a beautiful spice that adds flavour and aroma to these pancakes. It has been used in cooking and baking throughout history and is well known for its health benefits. In fact, cinnamon is loaded with powerful antioxidants, such as polyphenols and may have protective effects against cancer (source).
- Pear. I feel like pears don't get enough attention in the cooking world. I love pears, especially when they are ripe, soft, and juicy. But this delicious fruit has many health benefits too. Pears, just like apples, contain pectin, a fiber that nourishes gut bacteria. Furthermore, pears are rich in fibre. One medium-sized pear provides 6 g of fiber, which is about 24% of the daily AI for females under the age of 50 (source).
Are these gluten-free oatmeal pancakes healthy?
As you can see above, the ingredients in these pancakes have lots of health benefits and are really good for you. Not to forget, oatmeal is a slow carbohydrate which means it will release energy at a slower rate and you will feel fuller for longer. This is the beauty of a whole food. It tastes delicious and keeps you satisfied for longer. Add some greek yoghurt to your pancakes for some extra protein and some fresh berries for extra antioxidants.
How to make these delicious gluten-free pancakes in a blender
How to make delicious gluten-free pancakes in a blender
- 2 cups of gluten-free oats
- 1 teaspoon sugar I use organic raw sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk you can use any milk you have on hand
- 1 egg I always use free-range eggs
- 1 ripe pear diced
- Place all ingredients, except the pears, in a food processor and whizz at high speed until everything is well combined.
- Let the dough rest for 5 minutes, it will thicken.
- Add diced pears and mix.
- Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Using the pastry brush coat the frying pan with a little bit of olive oil.
- Using a tablespoon or an ice-cream spoon, pour the batter into the frying pan and let the pancakes cook for approximately one minute until you can see little bubbles forming on the surface of the pancakes.
- Flip the pancakes over and cook for another minute, until pancakes are nice and golden on both sides.
- Remove the pancakes from the frying pan and keep them warm. Repeat with the remaining batter.
- Serve warm with some Greek yoghurt and maple syrup or honey. Enjoy!
Make sure to check out my other oats recipes:
DELICIOUS BANANA AND PEANUT BUTTER OVERNIGHT OATS THAT TASTE LIKE A DESSERT
QUICK AND DELICIOUS OATS WITH CARAMELISED PEARS
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING NO-BAKE COOKIE BITES THAT ARE GLUTEN-FREE AND GUILT-FREE
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