Silver Dollar Strawberry Pancakes

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I LOVE PANCAKES.  Much like potatoes, I’ve never met a pancake that I didn’t like.  Well, let me take that back… I have met a few “healthy” pancakes that I didn’t like, but since I finally achieved my perfect “healthy” (paleo & gluten free) pancake recipe, I’m in pancake heaven!  I used the base of my perfect pancake mix and added strawberries this time….and topped them with the most delicious home-made strawberry syrup!  Get ready for some excitement in your mouth!  These little loves are SO GOOD!!!   I made silver dollar pancakes, but feel free to make whatever size you love most.  These are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or a snack!  My 8 month old baby girl LOVED them so much…I’m hoping you will too!!!

Yields: 15-16 silver dollar pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup plus 1/2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 1/2 tbsp tapioca flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp organic cane sugar
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1/4 cup apple sauce
  • 1/4 milk, dairy or nondairy
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, small diced

Strawberry Syrup

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, small diced
  • 2 tbsp organic cane sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • coconut oil or butter for greasing the pan

Directions:

  1. Start off with making the syrup.  In a small saucepan bring the strawberries, sugar, and water to a low boil on medium heat.  Let the strawberries cook until you can mash them easily with a fork or potato masher; about 10 minutes.
  2. Next, add the zest, orange juice, maple syrup, and salt to the strawberries.  Stir together and reduce heat to low.  Let the strawberry syrup hangout until you’re ready to serve the pancakes!
  3. Now…In a small bowl add all of the dry ingredients and whisk together.
  4. In a large bowl, add all of the wet ingredients and whisk together.  Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.  I used a whisk to make sure there were no lumps.  Use a spatula to incorporate the strawberries into the batter.
  5. Get out your favorite pancake skillet and heat it up!  I like to use a cast iron skillet. I cook my pancakes on medium-low.  I always find that if I cook them on any heat higher than that, they burn on the outside and aren’t done in the middle.  It’s a gooey mess!
  6. Add just enough coconut oil or butter (a tablespoon or two) to the pan to grease it really good, let it get good and hot, and add the batter bit by bit.
  7. Make your pancakes as big are as small as you want.
  8. Once your pancakes are cooked, top them with the strawberry syrup!!  YUM!!!

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