On Wednesdays I get to stay home (to study), so today I decided to replace my daily oatmeal with pancakes. It has been more than two years since I had last made pancakes, but for Christmas my thoughtful brother and partner had given me some beautiful, light amber maple syrup they had brought with them from Canada. Because of this, I’d picked up some Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Pancake Mix at the grocery store a few weeks ago. After a couple of problems, I figured out how to make beautiful pancakes. My successful griddle cakes resulted from not exactly following the instructions on the package.

To make 4 nice pancakes (serves 2 people) the Mary way:

-pour ¾ cup Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Pancake Mix in a mixing bowl
-stir in 2 teaspoons dry Ener-G egg replacer
-whisk in ¾ cup rice milk (Rice Dream Original Enriched)

Let mix stand while warming pan or griddle to medium-low heat. (This is important; the Bob’s package calls for medium-high but this modified recipe will scorch at higher temperatures.)  

-Add scant ½ tsp olive oil (yes, olive oil) to warm pan or griddle and roll around to cover the surface.
-Pour ½ cup batter into pan. Wait for bubbles to form across top of pancake (about 2 minutes) but do not wait for the top to entirely appear “dry” as you would with traditional pancakes.
-Flip pancakes, wait 30-60 seconds, flip onto plate.
-Re-oil the pan before the next pancake; this contributes to a delightfully crispy texture to the edges and golden-brown appearance.




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