Mother’s Day Strawberry Pancakes
- 1 ½ cups gluten-free 1-to-1 flour
- 1 Tablespoon coconut/date sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon pink Himalayan/sea salt
- 1 cup preferred nut/oat/hemp milk + 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 egg
- 3 Tablespoons olive/avocado/coconut oil or ghee/butter
- 1 ¼ cups fresh chopped strawberries (make ends into heart shapes if desired)
Optional toppings: chocolate walnut spread, maple syrup, coconut cream, cinnamon, walnuts/pecans, additional strawberries, almond butter
- Slice strawberries. If desired, make the end slices into little hearts by cutting out a “V” on top. Set aside.
- In a large glass measuring cup, combine milk and lemon juice. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients.
- Whisk egg and oil into the milk mixture.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Fold in 1 cup of sliced strawberries.
- Grease and heat up skillet over medium heat. Pour about ¼ cup batter onto skillet and cook pancake until lightly brown on bottom.
- Add additional heart-shaped strawberries on top and flip and cook the other side until lightly brown.
- Serve pancakes with optional toppings and enjoy!
Serves about 9-10 pancakes. Per pancake (based on using coconut sugar, nut milk, olive oil):
Total Fat: 5g
Total Carbohydrate: 18g
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Coconut sugar has the consistency of sugar but has a much lower glycemic index.
Egg yolks are rich in nutrients including iron and vitamins A, D, E, and K, but it’s the white that provides the most protein. An average-sized egg contains around 6-7 grams of protein with around 4 grams coming from the egg white.
Nut milk is a form of non-dairy milk made from nuts soaked in water and blended into a creamy beverage. Some popular nut milks on the market include almond, macadamia, cashew, walnut, pistachio, and hazelnut. Other non-dairy milk you can use in your recipes include soy milk, lite coconut milk, and oat milk.
Pure olive oil is high in nutrients including vitamins D, E, K, and A, as well as omega-3 fatty acids. For the highest quality, look for organic extra virgin olive oil in dark glass bottles or tins that have an expiry date.
Strawberries contain ellagic acid and a large number of polyphenols that help the body of carcinogenic substances and inhibit the growth of cancer.