When I first began cooking gluten-free, I was sorely disappointed with the pancake recipes out there. Pancakes were always so nice for a quick dinner, but the gluten-free recipes I tried were either bland, gummy, or both. The gumminess was the most disheartening; no matter how long I cooked them, it was as if they never cooked through.
That is where this recipe comes in. Cornmeal pancakes, or Johnny cakes, offer a great alternative because of the smaller amount of flour. The result: flavorful and gummi-less pancakes at last! In fact, I would say these are downright fluffy.
- 2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1-3/4 cup So Delicious Coconut Milk, unsweetened
- 1-1/4 cup cornmeal
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 6 tablespoons sorghum flour
- 5 tablespoons potato starch
- 1/8 teaspoon xanthum gum
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Place cooling rack on baking sheet and place in oven (to keep pancakes warm).
- Whisk coconut milk and lemon juice together. In a large microwave-safe bowl, mix 1-1/4 cup of the lemon juice/coconut mixture, cornmeal, and coconut oil. Cover and microwave for 90 seconds. Set aside for 5 minutes, keeping it covered. Get griddle preheating on medium-low heat.
- In a small bowl, whisk together sorghum flour, potato starch, xanthum gum, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Whisk remaining lemon juice/coconut mixture into cornmeal mixture. Mix in dry ingredients. Set aside for 3 minutes.
- Spray griddle with non-stick spray or lightly brush with oil. Place 1/4-cup amounts of batter on griddle. Cook for 1-2 minutes per side, until lightly golden brown.
- Serve. My favorite way is with strawberries and honey.
This is a new favorite recipe for me because I have all of these ingredients on hand all the time. It’s one that can be done quickly too. So quickly that I am entering it in the So Delicious Fast and Fresh Dairy-Free Time Trials Contest in the 15-minute category.