Start your morning with gluten free granola pancakes
These pancakes are light and fluffy with crunch from the granola and a tart yet sweet bite from freeze dried raspberries. Topped with a bit of maple syrup these babies include everything that is great about breakfast.
I make up a small fresh batch of granola for the pancakes but you can certainly make the granola ahead. In fact you may as well just make a big batch for eating as is.
These pancakes are dairy and refined sugar free. If dairy is not an issue for you, go ahead and use milk and butter. In fact, you can even use buttermilk, just leave out the lemon juice and skip the step of mixing the milk and lemon juice together.
It is best if you mix the batter and let it sit for 5 minutes before cooking the pancakes, this gives the granola and freeze dried berries a chance to soften slightly. I used freeze dried raspberries but you can always use freeze dried blueberries, strawberries or any other fruit that makes you happy. This is a great way to start the day. Happy morning!
½ cup sliced almonds
⅓ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
5 tablespoons honey – use divided
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1¼ teaspoons kosher or fine sea salt – use divided
2 (1-ounce) bags freeze dried raspberries
2¼ cups rice milk (or milk)
Juice of 1 lemon
2½ cups all purpose gluten free flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 large eggs
3 tablespoons dairy free butter (or butter), melted
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Gluten free non-stick cooking spray
Combine the oats, almonds, coconut, 3 tablespoons honey, oil, and ¼ teaspoon salt in a mixing bowl and stir well to coat everything evenly. Pour into a rimmed baking sheet in an even layer and bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until golden brown and fragrant. Let cool. Stir in the freeze dried raspberries.
Stir together the rice milk and lemon juice and let sit for 5 minutes.
Whisk together the flour, remaining teaspoon of salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
In another mixing bowl whisk together the rice milk mixture, eggs, melted butter, remaining 2 tablespoons honey, and the vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk to combine. Reserve about ½ cup of the granola mixture for garnish and stir the rest into the batter.
Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat until a drop of water sizzles immediately. Spray with cooking spray and pour 1/3 cup batter on the griddle for each pancake. Cook for 2 -3 minutes or until brown on the bottom and holes form on the top. Flip and cook for another 1- 2 minutes until golden brown on the bottom and firm to the touch.
Repeat until all the batter is used.
Serve the pancakes garnish with a sprinkling of reserved granola and maple syrup if desired.