Foot stomping, banjo strumming blue grass, sun in your hair, a beer in your hand and soul in your voice. Sing it. Straight from your lungs, make your muscles burn. Fill your lungs with air, belt it out with song, shake your sun-filled hair and by golly, drink that beer! Stomp. Your. Foot.
Live. Turn off your phone, bail on anything that feels obligatory, do what gives you anxiety, punch fear in the knickers and just forget about everything that doesn’t matter. Have a lazy morning with a high stack of hotcakes and then soak up blue sky. Don’t come home till the sun goes down. Breathe. Feel. Sweat. Laugh. Live by your feelings and put your brain on time out. Because it’s the weekend and the time is now.
Pancake: a thin, flat cake of batter, usually turned over in a pan. Turn it, flip it, spin it, slap it, cover it, slather it. Caution: Pancakes will tickle pleasure receptors and illicit feelings of jubilation. Contains (but not limited) to para para paradise. These pancakes are made out of puuuuuuure…
Garbanzo bean flour. Okay, okay, these pancakes are made out of garbanzo bean flour, which may seem weird to you, but hear me out. Garbanzo bean flour is used a great deal in gluten free products because the way it behaves is actually pretty similar to wheat flour.
Garbanzo beans (or chickpeas) have a very neutral and somewhat creamy taste, which makes them easy to use for both sweet and savory recipes. Garbanzo bean flour rises slightly when baked and holds together very well, so using it for pancakes results in a light, soft, slightly spongy texture and buttery flavor.
Remember the Garbanzo Bean Brownies I threw your way a while back? Although those were made with whole garbanzo beans, they should serve as proof of just how versatile (and shockingly tasty) the garbanzo bean is. These naturally gluten free pancakes can be topped with anything and so far, homemade fruit based syrups and compotes are my favorite topping for them.
And the caramelized pear topping all warmed up, spiced up with cardamom. All the flavors meeeeeeelt away in your mouth and although I tell my pancake-kids I don’t play favorites, I’ll let you in on a little secret. . .
So far, six delicious, healthful and gluten free pancakes have come out of the Pancake Project:
Week 2: Bacon & Egg Buckwheat Stacks
Week 3: Almond Flour Pancakes
Week 5: Cornbread Flapjacks
Along with your shiny new gluten free pancake recipe, you have the chance to win a bag of Bob’s Red Mill Garbanzo Bean Flour! Allllll you need to do is leave me a comment below and you’ll be in the running. This giveaway ends Wednesday, 2/20. The winner will be selected using a random number generator and will be notified through email!
Until next time, my little pancake eaters!
Don’t resist. Jump in off the back, don’t act like you don’t want to