8 Gluten Free Flours & Pumpkin Pancake Recipe

by Escali Scales on December 8, 2012

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Blanched almond flour: Made from finely ground blanched (skinned) almonds. Store in refrigerator or freezer. Can add small amounts to baked goods to improve their tenderness and structure.

Buckwheat flour: This isn’t wheat at all! Made from the triangular seed of the buckwheat plant and has a rich, nutty flavor that’s delicious in breakfast and baked goods. Store at room temperature.

Garbanzo bean flour: Made from dried garbanzo beans, also known as chickpeas. It has a distinct taste that becomes milder, even unnoticeable when baked. Store in refrigerator.

Garbanzo-fava bean flour: A blend of garbanzo bean flour and fava-bean flour. The protein in the flour helps create structure to baked goods. It’s healthy, works great, and there’s no beany taste! Store in the refrigerator.

Millet flour: Millet is a grain that can be ground into flour at home in a high-powered blender. Store in refrigerator.

Quinoa flour: Quinoa is actually a seed, though many people think it’s a grain. It has a distinct flavor! One of my favorites! Store in the refrigerator.

Sorghum flour: A heartier grain that works incredibly well in gluten-free baking. It’s high in protein and fiber, and it creates results similar to wheat flour’s. Store at room temperature.

Teff flour: Ground from the tiniest grain in the world, teff flour contains protein, calcium, and iron.

Try this recipe! I love it!! I go gaga over breakfast foods!!

Pumpkin Pancakes Pumpkin Pancakes

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups (183 g) gluten-free flour mix
1 teaspoon (2.6 g) cinnamon
¼ teaspoon (0.6 g) nutmeg
1 large egg
Raw honey for sweetness (as desired)
1 tablespoon (4.5 g) coconut oil
¾ cup (5.6 g) canned or pureed organic pumpkin
1 cup (8 oz) water, more or less

Directions:

In a medium bowl, mix the pancake mix and spices together. In another bowl, whisk the egg and the honey together. Stir in the oil, pumpkin and most of the water.

Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined adding more water to obtain the right consistency.

You can also add nuts, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, or chia seeds for more fiber!

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