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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Sweet Potato Pancakes with Chocolate Chips

We've been working on this pancake recipe for months!  Baking without gluten, dairy or eggs is frustrating, to say the least :)  All of the pre-made gluten-free pancake mixes contained something we couldn't eat, like corn or white beans, so after much experimentation (and dozens of weird circles that called themselves pancakes but were really something else altogether), we finally put together our own baking mix that works for our favorite weekend breakfast!

To make these pancakes special, we've added sweet potatoes (as you know, I get an unnatural satisfaction from hiding vegetables in my kids' food :) ) maple sugar, cinnamon and chocolate chips.  You would not believe how quiet it is at my breakfast table when the boys dig into these!  I say "we" have been working on these pancakes because Saturday morning used to be Daddy's time to cook, and his go-to recipe was always sweet potato pancakes.  This final recipe is a compilation of all of our efforts.

Gluten-Free Baking Mix (makes enough for about three batches of pancakes)

2 cups quinoa flour
1 cup white rice flour
2/3 cup potato starch
2/3 cup arrowroot starch
3 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt

Daddy's Sweet Potato Pancakes

1 1/2 cup baking mix (above)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
2 Tbsp maple sugar
3/4 cup rice milk
1/4 cup agave syrup
1 egg replacer (1 Tbsp flax meal + 3 Tbsp water)
1 jar baby sweet potatoes
3/4 cup chocolate chips
oil, if desired, for the griddle

Mix dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl (baking mix, cinnamon, ginger, maple sugar).  Stir in wet ingredients, then fold in chocolate chips.  If your batter seems too thin, add more baking mix.

Oil your griddle or frying pan, if desired, and heat to about 350 degrees F.  Spoon onto griddle and cook about 2 - 3 minutes, or until rising bubble are all popped. Flip and cook about 3 minutes more. Makes about 16 4" diameter pancakes.   Serve warm with maple syrup or fruit.

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  2. Wow, what a challenge you have in the kitchen, but is sure looks like you came up with a great pancake mix.

  3. Sweet 'taters are my flavorite. Thanks for the recipe, it will probably be quiet around our breakfast table too.

  4. Those pancakes sound tasty! I imagine it would be challenging trying to get recipes to cater to the allergies, but it looks like you're doing well!

  5. Oh, how magnificent! I honestly don't think I've had pancakes in over a decade :S Must rectify this!

  6. i've never tried sweet potato pancakes, but sweet potato bread is a favorite at our house.... stop by for the recipe!

  7. I have always wanted to try these! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  8. Wow, I've never heard of those kind of pancakes...and what a challenge you must face every day with those kinds of allergies.