Don’t you just love the smell of pancakes in the morning? Have an allergy or a reason that stops you from eating pancakes made with ordinary flour? Not to fear! Below is a recipe for gluten-free pancakes, a pancake you can eat that you can enjoy.
Some facts about gluten allergies include:
- For some people, pancakes made with ordinary flour affect their body due to Celiac Disease, a Wheat Allergy, or a Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity.
- Wheat is one of the top eight food allergens in the United States.
- A wheat allergy is an immune response to any of the proteins present in wheat, including but not limited to gluten.
- Allergic reactions can result from eating wheat, but also, in some cases, by inhaling wheat flour.
- Wheat can be found in many foods, including some you might not suspect, such as beer, soy sauce and ketchup.
- Avoiding wheat is the primary treatment for wheat allergy.
- Wheat allergy sometimes is confused with celiac disease, but these conditions differ.
- A wheat allergy generates an allergy-causing antibody to proteins found in wheat.
- In people with celiac disease, a particular protein in wheat — gluten — causes an abnormal immune system reaction.
- Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder in which your immune system responds abnormally to gluten.
- Gluten is present in wheat, barley, and rye.
- If you have celiac disease, eating gluten will cause your immune system to destroy your villi.
- These are the fingerlike parts of your small intestine that are responsible for absorbing nutrients.
- Without healthy villi, you won’t be able to get the nutrition that you need.
- Some people don’t have celiac disease and are not allergic to wheat, but have some bad symptoms after eating gluten.
- Researchers are still trying to discover the exact biological cause of this condition, known as NCGS (Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity).
- There’s no test that can diagnose you with NCGS.
- It’s diagnosed in people who experience symptoms after eating gluten, but test negative for wheat allergy and celiac disease.
For people who suffer from any of the problems listed above, this recipe is perfect for them. Not only is it perfect for people who can’t eat gluten products, it is also perfect for the whole family. A gluten-free recipe isn’t that different from a regular recipe and these pancakes taste just as good. They are fluffy pancakes that look and taste like ordinary pancakes, but without the gluten. They are good for anyone who is looking for a delicious pancake recipe to make. Try this recipe for gluten-free pancakes to share with the whole family.
3⁄4 cup gluten-free flour
1⁄2 teaspoon xanthan gum or 1⁄2 teaspoon guar gum
1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
2⁄3 cup milk
2 tablespoons cooking oil
Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl.
In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, and cooking oil.
Add milk mixture to the dry ingredients, and whisk until well blended.
Let stand for about 10 minutes.
Preheat ungreased, non-stick frying pan to medium heat.
Pour batter by spoonfuls onto the hot pan.
Pancakes are ready to be turned over when the edges are no longer glossy, and the bubbles that pop stay open. To check the second side for doneness, you just have to lift an edge of the pancake up with a spatula and take a peek.
Start off your morning right with some delicious gluten-free pancakes. They will satisfy everyone’s hunger and make the whole family happy.