We’ve completed 4 months at the Brain Balance Center and I’ve learned how to follow the Balance360 plan pretty well – gluten free, dairy free, and minimal added sugar. While this is not a blog that’s focused on recipes, it is focused on how our family and life are growing. These last few months have definitely been a time of growth! I’m going to be sharing a few of our most loved recipes, to help and encourage other families on their special diet journey.
My family loves pancakes, so I had to convert our beloved recipe. Also, I’d like to note that I’m a little lazy in the kitchen and prefer to use as few dishes as possible, so I sometimes mix my ingredients in a different order than traditional. I have included (affiliate links) in this post so that you can see exactly which products are 360 approved. And maybe someday I’ll get better pictures on this post. lol
Gluten-free, Dairy-free Buttermilk Pancakes
- 2 eggs
- 2 Tbs melted coconut oil
- 2 Tbs unsweetened applesauce
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 Tbs honey
- 2 c almond milk, unsweetened vanilla with 2 Tbs lemon juice
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 2 c gluten free flour (I use Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Baking Flour)
In a measuring cup, add the lemon juice, then pour in the almond milk up to the 2 cup line. This makes your “buttermilk,” and yes, it will begin to look like it’s going bad.
Crack the eggs into the bowl of your mixer and begin whisking. Continue mixing as you add the remaining wet ingredients, ending with the almond buttermilk you made. Note that the coconut oil may re-harden if your other ingredients are straight from the fridge cold. That’s ok.
While the mixer is still running, add the powder, soda and salt. Finally, mix in the flour.
Heat griddle to 350° and spray with coconut oil spray. Ladle, spoon or pour batter into the desired size and shape. Cook until the top is bubbly and dry. Flip and cook the other side until done.
Top hot pancakes with Earth Balance Soy Free Buttery Spread, fresh fruit or berries, a small amount of real maple syrup or honey, or Polander All Fruit Spread… Or enjoy them straight from the griddle because they’re already lightly sweet from the honey.
Above, this is what a pancake looks like that’s ready to flip!
I hope this recipe is helpful and that your family enjoys it as much as mine does! We eat this at least once a week for breakfast or dinner. Goes well with eggs, sausage or bacon, and fruit.
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