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Berry Gluten-Free Pancakes

'Tis the season for libations with friends and family. But if you want to keep your healthy living routine on track, digging into a nutritious breakfast is
Jan 23, 2010 | Joy McCarthy

'Tis the season for libations with friends and family. But if you want to keep your healthy living routine on track, digging into a nutritious breakfast is an absolute must. So take some time over the holidays to whip up something special that will keep your blood sugar balanced.

This pancake recipe has no added sugar -- yes, I repeat, not a single teaspoon of sugar. That's because the fruit, coconut flakes and coconut butter gives it a natural sweetness. I made a few extra cakes and popped them in my toaster the next morning for a metabolism-boosting breakfast.

The ingredients in this re cipe are all nutrient dense, full of good fat to balance blood sugar and high in protein to keep you satisfied. The buckwheat and almond flour are both gluten-free and give the pancake a nice dense, but not too heavy, consistency.

This recipe will satisfy your belly for a solid three to four hours, so why not make it for lunch the day of a big festive family dinner? It will prevent you from overeating at your feast and will help you stay on track with your health goals!

Please note: In order for these pancakes to be truly gluten-free, you need to buy "gluten-free certified" oats, or omit the oats altogether.


3/4 cup almond flour

1/4 cup buckwheat flour

3 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes

1 cup gluten-free oats

3 organic eggs (Or substitute with 3 tbsp chia seeds soaked in 12 tbsp water till pudding-like texture forms)

2 cups almonds milk

1 tsp. vanilla

10-15 blackberries or a cup of blueberries


In a small bowl, beat eggs until fluffy and combine with milk and vanilla. Preheat a stove-top pan or your flat grill and melt 1-2 tablespoons of organic coconut oil. Combine the flours, coconut flakes and oats. Once fully combined, mix in the wet mixture until no more dry bits are visible. Pour cake mixture onto a medium-hot grill and drop blackberries onto pancake (as many per cake as you like; I usually go for 2 or 3). Makes 4-5 medium-sized pancakes. These pancakes reheat nicely the next day in your toaster.

For added sweetness, pick up some Artisana Raw Coco butter to slather on the pancake.

Joy McCarthy, Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Health Coach of Joyous Health, loves to inspire others to eat well, live well and be happy.

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Jan 23, 2010 BY Joy McCarthy
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