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|Posted on Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 5:11 pm: || |
Does anyone have a good Pancake recipe? I myself can't cook...at all, but my grandmom is good at cooking and wanted to make me pancakes. All the recipes she's seen calls for vanilla extract, which I know is bad. I also wanted her to put Cacao Nibs in the pancakes, since I miss the days when I used to have chocolate chip pancakes.
|Posted on Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 10:19 pm: || |
It's been a long time since I've made pancakes - but I'd imagine if you're using a safe flour, any of the standard recipes should apply.
I do have some vanilla extract in my pantry - I rarely bake, but have used in on occasion, at half the amount called for. It's made by Morton & Basset Spices of San Francisco - says "all natural" and "sugar free". Ingredients: Vanilla bean extract in 35% alcohol.
Try orange zest for a flavoring. And marmalade (if there's a safe one, or homemade) instead of syrup. I know syrup is pretty bad for me unless it's 100% maple - my only sweet weakness. Yum.
|Posted on Saturday, April 18, 2009 - 1:46 am: || |
Good Basic Pancake or Waffle Recipe
1 beaten egg
1 cup flour
1 Tbs sugar
1½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp soda
1 Tbs oil
3/4 cup milk
Spoon onto hot griddle
|Posted on Saturday, April 18, 2009 - 11:56 am: || |
I actually use vanilla powder instead of extract since I couldn't tolerate even a tiny bit of alcohol. I bought it at Amazon and it is terrific - just look for pure vanilla powder - vanilla beans are the only ingredient.
|Posted on Sunday, April 19, 2009 - 5:08 am: || |
Can you give me the brand name of the powdered vanilla? I looked at Amazon and at some other sites too and found only ones with maltodextrin as a carrier and another with dextrose and other additives.
|Posted on Sunday, April 19, 2009 - 6:52 pm: || |
Hey jj, Here is the link to the one I bought: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000J4BELQ
This is from Madagascar, but there are others. Pure ground vanilla is very aromatic and has a very good flavor. This and the raw cacao powder are my 2 fave new finds.
|Posted on Monday, April 20, 2009 - 3:32 pm: || |
I use Agave Nectar for syrup. Don't need much. Or puree fresh fruit with a bit of stevia. I purchased a Tribest personal blender and it is great since I am the only one who dosen't eat MSG or sulfites, etc. I am "rawsome" (mostly raw) so it helps me having a small appliance to create small portions. I have a mini food processor that was pretty inexpensive at my local drug store that purees too.
Healthy eating ! !
|Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 4:23 pm: || |
I boil equal parts organic sugar and water...a bit more sugar than water...add some salt and real maple syrup to taste. Using agave with real maple syrup would be good, too.
|Posted on Monday, August 24, 2009 - 8:13 am: || |
I don't mean to go into a recipe battle, but I have found THE best pancake recipe.
6c flour (I use Hodgeson Mills)
11/2 tsp baking soda
3tsp baking pdr
1 tbsp salt
1/2 c plain yogurt(milk could be used but yogurt is way better)
Mix all together leaving lumpy
Fry in oil.
You can sprinkle the wet side of the pancake with wheat germ or oat bran for a healthier version, then flip.
|Posted on Monday, August 24, 2009 - 12:42 pm: || |
Thanks for the recipe Viv! As soon as we can start baking with eggs again, I'll try your recipe (my daughter can't eat eggs right now). Thanks, Emily
|Posted on Monday, August 24, 2009 - 3:16 pm: || |
Sounds good...it seems like a thick batter..does it have to be spread out at all?
|Posted on Monday, August 24, 2009 - 6:38 pm: || |
Hey EmilyS, you can try a regular recipe minus eggs. It doesn't make a whole lot of difference in the final results, especially when you make waffles. My kids didn't even notice a difference - our favorite waffles recipe uses the blender to mix batter. We add a little cinnamon and rolled oats to the batter before blending. You would be amazed how well the blender grinds the oats (in batter, not dry) and how much it improves the flavor. You might have to add a little more milk or yogurt to get the batter the right consistency but it is so worth it.
|Posted on Thursday, September 03, 2009 - 8:50 am: || |
Yes the pancake batter does have to be spread out a little.
With regard to the vanilla, you can buy a vanilla bean, slice it lengthwise and put it in a container of sugar. After about 2 weeks you have vanilla infused sugar. I haven't tried it with honey, but I will and let you know. You can also slice a vanilla bean and put it in a jug of vodka or rum and leave it for aprox 6 weeks and you'll have your own vanilla extract.