You Can’t Have Pancakes!

Oh. Oh.  Oh, yes I can! Thanks to Ricki of Dessert, Diet and Dogs, I can too have them. Ha! And I can still kill the candida. That’s right, folks, these babies are totally on the yes, you can Anti-Candida Diet.

Grain Free Lemony Almond Pancakes

I must say that not having any bread type foods in my diet for the last 10 days is not the easiest. So, the thought of being able to eat some pancakes, grain free or not,  was too much for me to take. I had try it.That luscious sauce you see poured over these cakes of freedom is Ricki’s famous (famous with me at least) sweet almond sauce. I didn’t have any sugar free maple syrup on hand. And that’s okay, ’cause this fit the bill exactly. I also didn’t have a fresh lemon, so mine were missing the lemon zest. Next time.

Yummy crispy edges. Like a real pancake.

I had 3 very small pancakes this morning with 2 fried eggs. Whoa. Was I full. I ate around 10 am and didn’t have any hint of hunger until 2 pm. I didn’t even crave a snack. That’s pretty darn full folks.

“So, what holds these puppies together?” my friend Dawna inquired. Okay, she didn’t really refer to them as puppies. It just sounded good. I guess what holds them together is the garbanzo bean flour.

But I’m a newbie to this grain free stuff. There’s almond meal, flax seed meal, almond milk, lemon juice and zest, oil, and the other needed pancake ingredients like salt and baking powder.  So, you tell me what provides the glue. Not that they hold together exactly like a pancake. But close enough!

This batter is thick. You have to spread it around with a spoon in the pan.

I just want to give you a BEWARE. Do NOT, I repeat, do NOT lick the spoon of this batter. I tasted a bit to see if I had the right amount of sweetner and wow. If it hadn’t been for my very astute 14 yr old pointing out that regular pancake batter is rather untasty as well, I would have thrown it away.  On the spot. But thanks to him, I decided to see if the fried pancake tasted any better. Again, so glad I listened to my first born. He’s so smart. I love that brain of his. If not for him, I would have missed out on this awesome breakfast treat.

Here I was so anxious to eat more, that A (my 14 yr old son) had difficulties taking this picture. Oh, and well, the pancake kept falling off the fork. See, it wasn’t all my fault. The pancake didn’t behave.

I can’t wait to get some sugar free maple syrup to try with these next. Oh, and the next phase of my diet may allow me to have berries. Ooooo. The prospect of blueberry pancakes makes me feel giddy. Which is a good thing, because today I feel a little out of sorts. Kind of dizzy. Hmmm. I felt this way on Day 5 too.  Is it my diet or my body working overtime on that darn yeast? I hope it’s the yeast dying. ‘Cause I want to have my pancake and eat it too.

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I'm a stay at home chicken momma with 2 boys and a very understanding husband. In December of '09, we moved to our dream farm. I'm excited to try to become more self-sufficient. So far I have 1 rooster, 9 chickens, 2 goats (some babies on their way this spring), 1 llama, a dog, and a cat. Come along and join us, as we city-slickers figure out how to make our own homestead. You're sure to be entertained.
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7 Responses to You Can’t Have Pancakes!

  1. Ricki says:

    I’ve never heard of sugar-free maple syrup–is it real syrup with the sugars removed? (can’t imagine such a thing). Anyway, I’m glad you liked the pancakes! I’ve since been able to reproduce more “authentic” pancakes that are grain free, but those do remain a favorite. 🙂 I’m thinking it’s primarily the chickpea flour and flax that bind these–flax is used as a vegan egg substitute all the time. So glad they hit the spot for you! 😀

  2. kathleen says:

    Ooooo. Where’s the more authentic recipe? I must try those too. (She says dripping with desperation)

    The syrup isn’t the real maple syrup (I wish), it’s made with Xylitol. Emerald Forest sells it here: It’s made with natural maple flavor. I know, what is that? I don’t want to know. Do you use a pancake syrup?

    Thanks for the info on what binds these pancakes together.

  3. Traci says:

    Hi Friend! I love the new look of your site. I am happy that you got to enjoy some yummy pancakes. Yippeeeee! By the way, I have to tell you again, I love your writing. You have such strong voice. I can totally picture you and your expressions as though I was with you listening to the story. FUN!

  4. kathleen says:

    You totally speak my Love Language, girl. I look forward to your comments; they make my heart sing. Thank you.

    I was just telling Ron yesterday, how much I appreciate and love you. You’re a true friend, and I am so blessed to have you in my life.

    Have a great day.

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  6. Jen says:

    I feel like I’m missing something here. Like the actual recipe for the coconut pancakes??? 🙁

  7. kathleen says:

    Thanks for catching this…it’s suppose to be almond pancakes. Yikes. I’ll change the name in my Recipes tab.

    By the way, the recipe for the almond pancakes is under the first picture of this page. It says, ” Grain Free Lemony Almond Pancakes”. They are Ricki’s recipe from

    I’m also a huge fan of the almond pancakes in Elana from Elana’s Pantry…she has them in her the Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook (

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