These Hearty Gluten Free Vegan Pancakes will have you flipping for more. They are tender, never gummy and, like a bowl of hot oats, they stick-to-your-ribs—fueling you for the day.
Hearty Gluten Free Vegan Pancakes
If you’ve wanted to venture into the world of baking with ancient grains and alternative flours but haven’t known where to start, give teff a try. Teff is a remarkable ingredient and one of the most nutritious alternative grains on earth.
If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to wheat flour, teff is it. And if you are looking for healthy pancakes, I’m serving them up today!
These Hearty Gluten Free Vegan Pancakes will have you flipping for more. They are tender, never gummy, and like a bowl of hot oats, they stick-to-your-ribs—fueling you for the day.
And there’s more!
More Resistant Starch Please
An additional benefit of teff is that your gut microbiota will love it as well. That’s right! Not only is teff high in protein, calcium and iron, it’s a great source of resistant starch—the type of dietary fiber that feeds the gut microbiota and that can benefit blood sugar management, weight control and colon health.
It’s estimated that 20-40% of the carbohydrates in teff are resistant starches. Wow!
Why Cool Pancakes are Cool
These Hearty Gluten Free Vegan Pancakes are dynamite hot off the griddle, but when I want to take full advantage of the resistant starch in teff, I let the leftover pancakes cool and make Sunbutter and jelly sandwiches for later in the day. Or I freeze them and gently reheat them in the toaster or microwave.
Why do the cooled pancakes yield higher levels of resistant starch? The magazine Prevention explains it well:
“In cooked starchy foods, resistant starch is created during cooling. Cooking triggers starch to absorb water and swell, and as it slowly cools, portions of the starch become crystallized into the form that resists digestion. Cooling either at room temperature or in the refrigerator will raise resistant starch levels. Just don’t reheat. That breaks up the crystals, causing resistant starch levels to plummet.”
Have I convinced you to give teff a try? These Hearty Gluten Free Vegan Pancakes won’t let you down, I promise. And if you like the recipe, you will find a collection of more like them (not all vegan, but definitely gluten free, dairy free, egg free and soy free) in my cookbook Everyday Classics. Check it out on Amazon.