I decided to do a little experimenting this morning. We just got back from a little babymoon vacay. Our innkeeper at our bed and breakfast never fails to make a delicious impressive breakfast (we’ve stayed there twice now) and this trip was no exception. One thing she made for my hubby was an “oven baked pancake”. Since I am gluten free she made me some gluten free regular pancakes out of a pre-made mix (which I normally wouldn’t eat but hey it was vacation and I didn’t have to cook or do dishes).
Anyways I was intrigued with the idea of an oven baked pancake since it takes out the annoying aspect of having to wait to flip each pancake. This morning I did a pinterest search and found a few recipes but saw a recipe for german pancakes. I’m not sure if I’ve actually had german pancakes but they looked good and it seemed to be similar instructions to what the innkeeper had said. The only problem with the recipe was that it of course called for regular flour.
So Ottos Cassava flour to the rescue! As many people have found out with experimenting, Ottos is a pretty good 1:1 substitute for regular flour. I just hadn’t been brave enough to try a new recipe myself, I’ve mostly just stuck with tried and true recipes from others.
I was up for the challenge this morning and this seemed pretty simple.
Well…it was a SUCCESS!
So below is my altered version of the recipe, I replaced the flour, butter and salt for a KLEANER version of German Pancakes. ENJOY! (I sure did!)
**side note: as much as I like to keep things paleo, these unfortunately are not. Feel free to substitute the milk for a non-dairy version and see if it works!
1 cup Ottos Cassava Flour
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
a dash of Redmond Real Salt
4 tbs Ghee
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. As oven preheats, place the ghee in 9×13 baking dish and put in oven for the butter to melt. (Since ghee is already pretty soft you don’t have to do this for very long, keep an eye out so it doesn’t burn).
Place the eggs, milk, flour, salt and vanilla in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Pour batter into the baking dish with the melted butter. Bake, for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown and puffy.
Remove from oven.
- I sprinkled mine with coconut brown sugar, cinnamon, cacao nibs, and fresh berries. Top off with syrup, honey, or just eat plain!
find the beauty.