I have always been keen on healthy eating, but even more so ever since my daughter was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease in 2015. As a family, we have truly revamped our diets. I am forever in search of new and alternate ways to create yummy treats that are not inflammatory or glutinous. In our house Saturdays tend to be jam packed full of activities, socializing and errands, so Sunday mornings is our chance to sleep, stay in pj’s, watch cartoons & make homemade brunch. Pancakes, waffles, scones, you name it… Pancakes usually win by popular demand. These gluten free sorghum flour pancake really hit the mark! Not only is sorghum flour packed full of nutrients, it’s also extremely high in protein, fiber and calcium. The flour has a slightly sweet, nutty, earthy flavor which lends itself very well to sweet and baked goodies.
- ¾ cup sorghum flour
- ¾ cup coconut or almond flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 3 tablespoons hemp or chia seeds
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin coconut (or flaxseed) oil, melted
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla bean powder (or 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract)
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
*you can always vary the recipe by adding your favorite flapjack ingredients – blueberries, sliced banana, grated apple & cinnamon …. even unsweetened dark mini chocolate chips for an extra indulgent treat!
**this recipe also works great in a waffle maker!
Serve with fresh fruit and low glycemic coconut or apple nectar – both syrups are naturally low glycemic, very sweet and have a neutral taste.
For those with Type 1 Diabetes – each 4in diameter pancake has approx. 15 carbs (plus additional carbs for syrup and fruit, apple nectar is only 3 carbs per teaspoon). Due to it’s low glycemic and high protein & fiber properties, sorghum flour won’t spike BG even when eating pancakes in the AM. I tend to cover it with three separate boluses, the most insulin being delivered on the third and final bolus when the carbs really start to kick in and effect BG.
T1D Mama, fitness coach, health food lover