Rice Flour Banana Pancakes

Photo 10. 10. 14 10.58.31Pancakes! I think it’s safe to say that everyone loves them. You can have them for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dessert, dinner.. At least I think so! And there are so many different options and combinations you can use to make the pancake batter. I personally love all banana combinations. I recently came accross a recipe by The Roasted Root and decided I had to make these pancakes as soon as possible. I couldn’t wait until “Pancake Sunday” so I decided this Friday should be “Pancake Friday”, slightly adapted the ingredients and reduced the amounts in the recipe to serve 1 (or at least I thought that was the case)* and had the pancakes today.


Ingredients (makes 5 medium pancakes):

3/4 cup rice flour

1/8 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 egg

3/8 cup rice milk

1/2 tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tbsp pure maple syrup (I use grade B)

1 ripe banana, mashed


1. In a mixing bowl, mash the bananas with a fork until mostly smooth.

2. Add the egg, milk, oil, vanilla extract and agave. Mix with an electric mixer until combined and fluffy.

3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and cardamom. Stir to combine.

4. Incorporate the flour mixture into the banana/egg mixture and mix with the electric mixer just until combined.

5. Heat a skillet to medium heat and add some oil.

6. Form small pancakes on the skillet (2 tablespoons each) and allow them to cook a couple of minutes, until the sides begin to set up and you can see that the bottom has browned when you slightly lift it with a spatula. Carefully flip to the other side and cook for about another 3 minutes until pancakes are cooked all the way through.

7. Serve with maple syrup, Homemade Healthy Nutella, plum jam or any other topping you like.


*Note: These pancakes are extremely filling. I could hardly eat three, so these amounts can easily serve 2 if you have them with nutella or lots of fruits and jam. They also are slightly more dense than the regular fluffy american pancakes.


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