Flour-Free Flapjack Flop

flour-free pancakes

As a general rule, I never cut anything out of my diet, and this submission reminded me why.

Reader Laurel was excited to find this healthy pancake recipe by Undressed Skeleton, which replaces flour and sugar and other junk with just three ingredients: blueberries, bananas, and eggs. Laurel and her husband had been trying to eat fewer grains, so this seemed like an ideal way to have their (pan)cake and eat it, too.

Now, I usually make my homemade pancakes from a box mix, so frankly I have no idea what’s in them besides the tap water I add, but I’m pretty sure flour and sugar are pretty near the top of the list. What happened to Laurel when she left out all those naughty ingredients?

flour-free pancake fail

She explains, “Turns out there’s a reason that people use flour in pancakes.”

flour free flapjacks nailed it

For more laughs, join Robyn at Hollow Tree Ventures, where she serves up boxed pancakes but the funny is nice and fresh.

4 Responses to Flour-Free Flapjack Flop

  1. Melanie says:

    Try using a Paleo Pancake recipe. These use flour alternatives like Almond and coconut flour. We make them on the weekends and the kids love them. No grains and all natural.

  2. Jessica says:

    I don’t know, to me it looks basically the same except torn in half. I haven’t made these but I’ve made low carb pancakes, and what I’ve found is that you have to compensate for the loss of flour by making much smaller pancakes than you normally would. Small as in, if it fits completely on your spatula when you flip it, that’s probably ideal.

  3. asthehind says:

    I was inspired by this post to give these a go, and they’re lovely. The first time was tricky as I made one big pancake, and the top doesn’t cook as an ordinary pancake would making them difficult to flip. The next time I made them I made them small and put just under a teaspoon of butter in the mix to make them moister. I think the smaller size of the pancake probably made the most difference though. I also put chocolate chips in them, which was AWESOME.

  4. DD says:

    I actually was surprised when I tried this pin a week or two ago and succeeded! Do they really have the consistency of pancakes? No. Do they taste good though? Yeah!

    I started to have the falling apart problem with the first pancake I attempted to flip, and simply fixed it by turning it into a two-spatula job. The second one turned out beautifully. :) So if you find that you did pour a bit too much at first, just grab a second spatula and carefully turn it over.

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