Chocolate Gluten Free Crepes

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Crepes are a thin, moist pancake, and usually richer due to added butter. However, this gluten free crepes recipe may be made with healthier by using margarine, dairy free spread, and dairy free milk, if desired. For darker crepes, use Dutch processed cocoa (Rodelle brand is gluten free). It is not acidic like pure cocoa powder. Meanwhile, enjoy these gluten free chocolate crepes. For plain crepes see Gluten Free Crepes (Sweet or Savory). Continue reading “Chocolate Gluten Free Crepes”

Gluten Free Crepes (Sweet or Savory)

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Though I already have a Gluten Free Crepes Recipe, it is flourless and high protein. Today, after a Facebook fan requested a gluten free crepe recipe, I began to crave them myself. I wanted a traditional flour crepe; therefore, I used my gluten free all-purpose flour blend recipe. Though I suggest using a blender to make crepes, they can be made by whisking by hand. The use of a blender provides a smooth batter, so they will turn out perfectly.

In case you have never made crepes, I provide the instructions on how to swirl them in the pan, for a perfect crepe. Just note that sometimes your first crepe doesn’t turn out perfectly, just as in making pancakes. It allows you to adjust the temperature of the pan. Perhaps the first one will provide you a little snack to keep you satisfied until the others are done. Enjoy!

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Gluten Free Recipes and Ideas for Valentine’s Day Breakfast

Image: Heart Shaped Gluten Free Panakes

Valentine’s Day is this Thursday, and I understand that some of you may be celebrating it this weekend, or next. However, there’s nothing wrong with making a special Valentine’s Day breakfast for your special someone, in addition to your weekend celebration. I have listed below a few ideas, as well as linked to a couple of my gluten free recipes. I hope you find them useful. Happy Valentine’s Day to you all! Continue reading “Gluten Free Recipes and Ideas for Valentine’s Day Breakfast”

Gluten Free Red Velvet Pancakes

Gluten Free Red Velvet Pancakes

I’ve been contemplating what new gluten free Valentines’ Day recipes to post in the coming days. I wanted to make some gluten free red velvet pancakes using buttermilk, but since I didn’t have any, I needed a substitute. You know how you can make homemade buttermilk by adding a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar (or white) to 1 cup of regular milk? Well, I decided to use some heavy whipping cream instead. The results? Absolutely amazing pancakes!

In essence, I made creme fraiche (soured cream), similar to buttermilk, but using cream.

Vinegar is always added to red velvet pancakes and baked goods because it masks the bitter flavor of artificial food coloring. No bitter taste, here! You could taste a slight hint of chocolate, and the rest just rich, moist, and a little sweet.

These pancakes were like eating a dessert, and not a gluten free one, either. You have to try these at least once. I towered the one in the photo below for a young boy, “Red Volcano Pancakes”. Enjoy! Continue reading “Gluten Free Red Velvet Pancakes”

Sugar Free Gluten Free Pancakes – Almond Flax

Gluten Free Almond Flax Pancakes

On behalf of my paleo diet friends, I created this gluten free pancakes recipe which is grain free and sugar free. Of course, this doesn’t prevent anyone else from dowsing it with maple syrup. Another alternative, which is what I did, is to dust them with organic powdered sugar (evaporated cane juice). I get mine from Trader Joe’s. These are gluten free, sugar free, grain free, dairy free, corn free, and soy free. These are ideal for those looking for gluten free diabetic recipes, as well as paleo. Enjoy! Continue reading “Sugar Free Gluten Free Pancakes – Almond Flax”

Chestnut Cinnamon Gluten Free Pancakes (Dairy Free and Egg Free)

I needed to create a recipe to use up some aging flours. I thought, “Why not a gluten free pancake recipe?” There must be thousands of variation of pancakes, but I chose one I thought was unique, in that it did not contain any eggs or gum. That did not work out very well, therefore I adapted it. The recipe originated from one of Nutsonline’s Gluten Free Pancakes recipes. They were delish and I feel that they are a bit more healthy than a typical recipe. These were delish, and are dairy-free and egg-free! Enjoy! Continue reading “Chestnut Cinnamon Gluten Free Pancakes (Dairy Free and Egg Free)”

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes

These gluten free pumpkin pancakes are perfect for this time of year, whether served in October or for a Thanksgiving breakfast or brunch. I always make my banana pancakes with white rice flour and no gum at all, but with the bananas, you do not taste any grittiness and these definitely needed a bit of xanthan or guar gum. When I used regular white rice flour in this gluten free pumpkin pancakes recipe, I did notice some grittiness. I suggest trying sorghum flour or oat flour instead. And because it contains no starches, superfine rice flours should work well, too. Meanwhile, these were delicious anyway! Enjoy!

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Berry Cheesecake Gluten Free Pancakes

Gluten-free Berry Cheesecake Pancakes

In an attempt to use up some cream cheese I had in the refrigerator, I thought about creating a cream cheese gluten free pancakes recipe. At first, I thought of just spreading the cream cheese between the pancakes. Then I thought, what about if I could taste gooey chunks of cream cheese in the middle? – and then top them with strawberries, blueberries or blackberries? That would make a cheesecake pancake! I ended up adding some to the batter creamed, and the rest in chunks. Oh my! – very filling and much like a dessert without all the refined sugar!

You can be very creative with this recipe. Add blueberries to the batter, etc. Continue reading “Berry Cheesecake Gluten Free Pancakes”