Hormones are like gluten-free blueberry pancakes.
Like blueberry pancakes, hormones get made in one part of the body and their influence affects the whole body…like pancakes. When you make pancakes in the kitchen, your whole house is going to smell like pancakes and everyone in the house is going to want to eat your pancakes – especially if you use this dairy-free, gluten-free blueberry pancake recipe.
Pancakes can take over every craving you have, just like hormones can interfere in every thought, craving, metabolic function and mood.
So what exactly is a hormone? Well, a hormone is a little chemical, a protein, that can turn our world upside down when out of balance.
Usually, when it comes to hormones, we think of the sex hormones. Did you know that insulin is also a hormone? As is adrenalin and cortisol? What about the thyroid hormones?
It takes only a squeaky, small amount hormonal release to have rather far and wide sweeping effects inside the body. These range from metabolism to mood swings, hunger cravings to libido changes, to immune system dysfunction to inflammation. We try so hard to keep ’em all in balance and yet, it’s challenging. Now, in 500 words or less, I am obviously not able to give you all the answers but I can give you a sweet little summary of common hormonal disruptors.
- High glycemic (high sugar) foods
- Pharmaceuticals/Birth Control Pill
- Genetically Modified Foods
- Lack of sleep
- Lack of exercise
- Pregnancy/Life stage change
- Exposure to hormone disruptors through environmental chemicals and personal care products
- Exposure to BPA/plastics
While you consider it, dig in to these low-glycemic, highly delicious, cinnamonarrific, high fibre, antioxidant decorated, gluten-free blueberry pancakes.Print
Gluten-Free Blueberry Pancakes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 1 serving 1x
These pancakes may bring your neighbours running, long lost loves back into your life and you children/parents may suddenly show up unexpectedly. You’ve been warned!
- 1/4 cup brown rice flour
- 2 Tbsp almond flour
- 2 Tbsp ground flax seeds
- 2 Tbsp apple sauce
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- 1 egg or egg substitute
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil, plus a little more for frying
- 1 Tbsp honey
- about 1/4 water or milk sub of choice – depends how thick you like your pancakes and how long you let the batter sit – the flax will absorb water as it sits
- Loads of blueberries
- Mix dry ingredients together in one bowl.
- Mix wet ingredients in a second bowl.
- Combine together and then stir in blueberries.
- Heat a pan or skillet to medium-high heat, then melt some coconut oil.
- Reduce heat to low/medium. Spoon small dollops of batter in the pan. Wait until you see the bubbles and then flip. These pancakes will take longer than normal pancakes to cook. Resist the urge to turn the heat up to high.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 15
Keywords: pancakes, gluten-free pancakes, vegan pancakes, breakfast, blueberry pancakes
13 responses to “Gluten-Free Blueberry Pancakes”
wow, these look awesome, and i love that they are naturally gluten free as well. thank you!
They ARE awesome gaile
I wouldn’t have crossed Men off the list, haha!
I know Samantha. I happen to have a great one in my life who actually manages to make it all better- so I felt in fairness….
Too bad I don’t live in Canada, I’d love to go to that conference. You make me want to move to Toronto!
I’d like to hear about the hormone info, as I’m currently doing work with my ND to get my hormones back on track and my adrenals functioning properly. All the extra info I can get is always great.
These look so great… I’m going to try them this weekend.
I tried these over the weekend and they were amazing! I have yet to perfect the technique with these, so they didn’t look the greatest, but they were still the best tasting pancakes I’ve had in a long time (granted, I topped them with coconut butter and syrup, but still…). There’s such a great blend of tastes here. The cinnamon is an especially good addition. Thanks Meghan!
No harm in dressing up the cakes!
Hmm. All of my traditional egg substitutes are in the main ingredients (applesauce or flaxseed mixed with water). Do you think skipping the egg would be reasonable or should compensate by adding the flax/water mix or additional applesauce? New gf, egg free pancake recipes are always nice.
I just found your blog today and am really enjoying it. I am filling up lots of pages in my foods-to-make soon recipe book.
Adding the flax mixed with water always works well!
Hmmm. These kind of flopped using the flax mixed with water. Fortunately it was just one serving worth of ingredients! I mixed the 2Tbs of flax with water, let it sit and then mixed it in with the wet ingredients before adding it to the dry ingredients. Maybe next time try one tablespoon of flax (mixed with warm water) in addition to the 2 Tbs of flax that are already in the dry ingredients? Since I can’t taste them (I don’t eat flour), it was hard to tell if they tasted alright. My daughter didn’t touch them. They don’t look like the usual pretty gluten free pancakes I can usually make–so appearances may have thrown her off. Baking without eggs *and* gluten is definitely going to take some practice. Thanks, Cara, for responding to my question :-).
Just made these this morning and the were fantastic! Best GFCF pancakes we’ve had. Used coconut flour instead of almond flour, agave (because I was out of honey) and unsweetened coconut milk. I quadrupled the recipe for my family of five. They turned out fluffy and tasted like a cross between a pancake and muffin- YUM! No need for syrup, either. I may thin them out just a bit next time, but that all… Will make over and over again. Thank you!
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