Gluten Free Berry Pancakes

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gluten free berry pancakes

Everyone deserves to enjoy pancakes every once in a while.  This holiday season, you can whip up an easy batch of pancakes that are gluten free and can be enjoyed by your friends and family who are sensitive to eating wheat or other gluten containing grains.

Depending on your dietary needs, you could use either coconut oil or butter in this recipe.  We love to use organic butter this time of year, as it is a nourishing and easily digested form of fat that our bodies need in the colder months.  Of course, coconut oil is a nourishing oil as well, but indulging in a little bit of butter once in a while can actually be supportive of you health (unless of course you have a sensitivity to dairy). 

Gluten Free Berry Pancakes

1 cup gluten free flour blend (just make sure that the blend you buy does not include sugar or refined flours like potato starch)
2 eggs
1.5 cups dairy free milk of your choice (we used almond milk)
1 Tbsp coconut oil or organic butter
2 cups mixed berries or berries of your choice

Optional:
maple syrup

Directions:
1. Heat a frying pan (we love to use cast iron) with 1 tsp coconut oil or organic butter for a few minutes, until hot.  Leave the heat on medium to prevent the oil from burning and being damaged.
2. Mix together the gluten free flour, eggs and dairy free milk in a bowl until blended.  The batter should be thick but liquid enough to quickly fall off the mixing spoon. 
3.  Make a small tester pancake in the pan (about 1 cm in size).
4. Once you know that the pan is hot, you can place a few spoonfulls of batter onto the pan to create a pancake (we usually do about 2 Tbsp of better per pancake). 
5. Cook for 1-2 minutes, until the bottom of the pancake is solidified.  Flip over and cook on the second side for 1-2 minutes.
6. Place pancakes in a warm oven (275 or 300 degrees) to keep hot for breakfast.  
7. Repeat until all of the batter is used up!  You will need to add more coconut oil or butter to the pan.
8. While the pancakes are cooking, gently heat the berries in a small saucepan for a few minutes until a bit of liquid has been created.  This will be used to drizzle on top of the pancakes. Set aside. 
9. Once the pancakes are all ready, you can serve them with the berry sauce drizzled over top.  Use maple syrup too, if you like!