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.
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.
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!
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.