Apple and Cinnamon Gluten Free Pancakes

Easy apple and cinnamon gluten free pancakes.

I know I was supposed to be concentrating on cycling, but as I was riding down Tweed Coast Rd at Pottsville this morning I suddenly thought of pancakes. I’m not sure why pancakes popped into my head. I wasn’t hungry, Clif Bars, Clif Bloks and a carbohydrate drink had made sure of that. I wasn’t craving anything sweet, again the bars, Bloks and drink had that sorted, but you sometimes never know why certain thoughts appear when they do.

A friend has recently been diagnosed as a celiac and her partner is my triathlon coach (Des Gooda Coaching) and I’m making a recipe each month for him to post on his Facebook page. I had been thinking about pancakes and when the pancake thought popped up I decided to make them gluten free. I often make blueberry pancakes, I decided to change the flavour to apple and cinnamon.

apple and cinnamon gluten free pancakes

I was on my second last big training day before the Tweed Coast Enduro. I was doing a 60km ride, followed by a 7km run. the ride was roughly 3 laps of the Tweed Enduro course (out of 4) and the run was one lap out of three. So when I was supposed to be concentrating on form and speed and taking note of the course, I was planning a recipe. Oops, don’t tell Des!

I was also thinking of my recovery, and rather than using regular white gluten free flour, which possibly doesn’t have a lot of nutrition, I decided on teff flour. Huh? I hear you say. Teff flour?

Yep!

Teff is another of the so-called ancient grains. So called because it has been around for thousands of years, traditionally found in Ethiopia. It is naturally gluten free and high in protein – which is why I thought of it as a recovery food. It also has calcium, magnesium and iron. Yep, all the good stuff to help with recovery.

Teff can be purchased as a grain (similar to quinoa but smaller) or a flour. You want to get the flour for this recipe. I’ve seen the grain in some supermarkets, but you’d need a good grinder to make a flour, or purchase online, or at a health food store.

apple and cinnamon gluten free pancake stack with sliced apple on top being drizzled with maple syrup

The pancakes are super easy to make. Sift all of the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Add the wet ingredients. Hand whisk or stir until combined and pour spoonfuls into a hot pan. When the bubble flip them over for a few more minutes. And voila.

I like to use a hand whisk to combine the ingredients to add more air and make them fluffy. And 1 tablespoon of cinnamon may seem like a lot, but this recipe makes around 14 twelve cm pancakes, so it’s really not too much if you want to be able to taste the cinnamon.

So here they are: apple and cinnamon gluten free pancakes! High in protein and a good recovery food.

apple and cinnamon gluten free pancake stack with sliced apple on top being drizzled with maple syrup

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apple and cinnamon gluten free pancake stack with sliced apple on top being drizzled with maple syrup
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Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine Australian
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Ingredients
Pancakes
Stewed Apple
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine Australian
Servings
Ingredients
Pancakes
Stewed Apple
apple and cinnamon gluten free pancake stack with sliced apple on top being drizzled with maple syrup
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Instructions
  1. Make the stewed apple first, if using
  2. Sift flour, baking powder, tapioca flour, cinnamon and salt into a large bowl.
  3. Add coconut oil, almond milk, vanilla, apple sauce and sweetener.
  4. Whisk to combine.
  5. Heat a little oil in a frypan and place large tablespoons of the batter into the pan.
  6. Cook until the top bubbles.
  7. Flip and cook a further 3-4 minutes.
Stewed Apple
  1. Cut each apple into quarters.
  2. Remove the core.
  3. Peel if desired. (I leave the peel on).
  4. Slice thinly.
  5. Place into a small saucepan with the cinnamon and water.
  6. Cover with a lid and cook gently for about 15 mins or until soft.
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