Gluten free buttermilk pancakes

I love pancakes but my boyfriend isn’t keen on sweet things for breakfast and so this has posed a problem, until today. I didn’t have any bacon or brie to make my sisters incredible bacon and brie pancake wraps (so worth the heart attack afterwards) but I did have peanut butter. So, I made buttermilk pancakes and smeared them with peanut butter and he loved them so much he almost posted a facebook status about them, until he remembered he doesn’t do that sort of thing. It seemed to help his hangover so if you are feeling terrible tomorrow you might want to try them out.

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Now, gluten free pancakes, in my mind, don’t need xantham gum or anything else fancy, I like the texture they produce just when you substitute normal flour. You may disagree and that’s okay. If you don’t have buttermilk I’ll also add the drop scone recipe I use, which when I was little I would eat topped with butter and golden syrup – heaven. These days I’m more sensible and just add a squeeze of honey. The topping is your choice and you can throw in any fruit you like to these – bananas and apples are particularly good.

You’ll need:

2 cups of Dove’s Farm gluten free self-raising flour

1/2 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda

2 cups of buttermilk

1 egg

1 quick squeeze of agave

Put all the dry ingredients into a bowl and mix together. Make a well in the centre and add the egg, slowly combine it with the flour with a whisk. Add the buttermilk slowly as you mix until you have a smooth batter. Heat a pan on medium and lightly grease it with butter or olive oil. using a dessert spoon pour in your mixture and gently cook on either side. Leave to rest on kitchen towel or eat straight out of the pan!

For a non buttermilk recipe you’ll need:

100g of Dove’s Farm gluten free self-raising flour

10g of caster sugar

1 egg

150ml of milk

You make these exactly the same way as above. I know the picture below is basically the same as above but just LOOK AT THEM.

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I forgot to mention the best part – if you have leftovers, put them in the fridge and the next morning you can pop them in the toaster. They also freeze really well.

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