breakfast gluten free

Banana, blueberry hotcakes – gluten free

July 24, 2013

I brought a gorgeous cookbook last week. It’s called The Green Kitchen. It’s vegetarian, has stunning images and a gorgeous layout. This was the first recipe I tried which was a real success and I can’t wait to make them again.

I’ve called them hotcakes (the original recipe is pancakes) because here in NZ pancakes are really large and quite thin where as these are smaller and thicker – like hotcakes 🙂



3 ripe bananas, mashed
6 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup of coconut, dessicated or thread
1 cup of blueberries (thawed if frozen)
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp coconut oil for frying
2 tbsp of maple syrup or honey (for topping)
2 tbsp if plain yoghurt (for topping)

Mix together the mashed banana, lightly beaten eggs, coconut, cinnamon and most of the blueberries (reserve some for serving) in a bowl. The mixture is a bit runnier than a normal pancake mix.

Heat the coconut oil in a non-stick fry pan till bubbling then turn down to medium. Add a large tablespoonful of the batter to the pan for each hotcake – smaller than pancake size but larger than pikelets. Cook for two – three minutes until they look reasonably set. Flip carefully (they’re a little tricky but if they are set enough it’s not too difficult). Cook the reverse side for a minute or two, they should be a nice golden brown.

Stack the hotcakes and serve with a dollop of yoghurt, a few extra blueberries, some runny honey or maple syrup and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Invite me for breakfast.

Serves 4


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