These gluten-free oats & brown rice flour pancakes are guaranteed to brighten up your day.
Pancakes are just one of those things that make any morning special. They set the tone for a more relaxed and upbeat day. I remember as a kid waking up on the weekend or special occasion to the aroma of crackling butter on the pan and the scent of freshly made pancakes wafting through the air. It is just one of those smells you never forget. The meal was never complete without scrambled eggs, bacon, and ketchup on the side (yes, I am one of those people). To finish it off, a nice drizzle of Aunt Jemima’s syrup. It was breakfast bliss.
Even though I don’t really eat dairy anymore, these gluten-free and dairy-free pancakes will bring back those childhood memories and give you the same satisfaction! Try them out and see for yourself. I guarantee they will put a smile on your face after taking just one bite and make your morning brighter. The best part of these pancakes is that even though they have the look and feel of the pancakes we grew up on with regular flour, these have wholesome ingredients with oats & brown rice flour to keep you feeling full longer and banana for some potassium. It also omits the tasty yet not so great for you butter for coconut oil, which has more nutritional benefits.
The other great thing about these pancakes is they are quite easy to make with a few simple steps, and voila, you’ve got yourself a stack of pancakes you can devour at your will. I highly recommend topping these pancakes with my super Simple Blueberry Sauce, which will certainly take these pancakes to another level. Feel free to use your imagination to top these bad boys anyway you like – add some fresh fruit, chocolate chips, or whatever you like, make it your own, and enjoy!
Sprinkles recipe fun facts:
• OAT FLOUR – one of the best whole grains. rich in minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber.
• BROWN RICE FLOUR – more nutritional benefits than regular white flour. high in fibre and easier to digest.
• BANANA – high in potassium and helps balance blood sugar levels.
Now let’s make ourselves some yummy pancakes, shall we?
Do you love pancakes as much as I do? Let me know in the comments below.
Oats & Brown Rice Flour Pancakes
- ½ cup oat flour*
- ½ cup brown rice flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- ½ ripe banana, mashed
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup almond milk, unsweetened (or milk of choice)
- ½ tbsp coconut oil, melted** (room temperature)
- 1-2 tsp coconut oil (for each set of pancakes)
- mixing bowls
- frying pan (griddle)
- measuring cups and spoons
- fork or masher
- turner or spatula
- In a medium bowl, mix dry ingredients together, oat flour, brown rice flour, baking powder, and sea salt. Set aside.
- Place the ripe banana into a large bowl and mash it with the back of a fork or a masher until it is a smooth paste-like consistency.
- Add the remaining wet ingredients, coconut oil, egg, vanilla, and almond milk into the bowl and whisk until everything is well combined.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients into the bowl with wet ingredients, starting with half the mixture, and whisk together. Adding a little at a time helps everything to come together nicely. Now add the rest of the dry flour mix. Make sure to keep mixing until there are no clumps. The batter should be smooth yet nice and thick and still able to run off your spoon. If the batter is too thick, add a splash more of almond milk; it should help to loosen the batter and get it just right.
- Heat pan to medium-low, add some coconut oil, once melted and the pan is nice and hot, add half a ladle full of the batter onto the pan; you can make 2-3 pancakes at a time, depending on the size you desire. Use the back of the ladle to even out batter and help shape the pancake, also helps to cook more evenly.
- After a minute or two so you should see little bubbles and the edges start to form. At this point, gently tap the edge of the pancake with your spatula or flipper to see if it moves, if it does it's ready to flip! If not wait a little longer and then flip it.
- Once it's flipped, gently press the pancake with the back of your turner or spatula to ensure it cooks evenly.
- Cook on each side for 1-2 minutes. Continuing flipping it every few minutes for up to 5-6 minutes or until golden brown. These pancakes won’t rise too high but will still be soft and scrumptious! Once all the pancakes are done, stack 'em up high and enjoy!
- NOTE: After the first set of pancakes, the temperature of the pan will be hotter, as a result the next set will cook faster, so please keep that in mind.