This is an awesome pancake recipe, gluten free, sugar free, lactose free (optional), candida diet approved and really yummy. Combine with veggies and eggs and you have a great dinner!
I also started the Candida diet about a month ago. I did the no sugar, no lactose, no gluten, no carbs.... The first week I was ok, the second week I felt like throwing everything within reach against the wall (except my kids of course, they kept me sane enough to function), and the third week I was feeling so much better that I started eating normally again. I still eat a lot of veggies and try to keep the sugar to a minimum.
So hereby a nice healthy candida diet recipe. The pancakes have a nice nutty taste and work really well with veggies and eggs. No need for maple syrup on these :)
Amaranth pancakes with veggies and eggs
(Makes about 8 pancakes)
|The steam coming off the food made the picture blurry...|
|I love my coffee grinder, so versatile|
First we need amaranth flour. This is easily made with a coffee grinder. I use a Krups Spice and Coffee grinder. Works really well and doesn't cost much, just 17 dollar! One tip: buy a little brush to get everything out.
Just a few seconds of grinding is enough to turn the amaranth into flour. The amaranth that didn't get chopped will make for a nice crunch in your pancake!
1 cup amaranth flour
1 cup buttermilk or almond milk (other milk is fine too)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda when using buttermilk or 1 teaspoon baking powder for other types of milk
Mix baking soda/baking powder with flour. Add milk and egg, mix well.
The batter will be quite thick but don't be tempted to add a lot of water. One or two tablespoons of water will make it a little bit more fluid without it getting impossible to flip the pancakes.
Bake small pancakes, add some (green) veggies (I used zucchini, broccoli and some carrots) and some scrambled eggs.
|Looks just like a normal pancake :)|
My kids loved this!
Looking for more pancake inspiration? How about these Healthy American pancakes or these classic Dutch pancakes.
Have you cooked with amaranth before? Any other good recipes I should try?