Easy Cinnamon Cassava Flour Pancakes

September 2, 2017lectinfreemama
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Fall is in the air, and that means my local grocery store has placed the bins of cinnamon-orange pinecone wreaths out front for our olfactory enjoyment. I don’t know what kind of psychology they are pulling, but it’s working, because I want cinnamon everything.

This past weekend, I made really easy cinnamon pancakes with cassava flour. They were light, fluffy, delicious, and they didn’t burn–everything you could hope for in a pancake.

Light, fluffy cinnamon pancakes made with cassava flour. Delicious and lectin free weekend breakfast idea.

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What You Need

Cassava Flour

These pancakes require a good brand of cassava flour. You can read about cassava flour and how it compares to the other lectin free Plant Paradox flours in this post series. My favorite brand I personally use–and the one I recommend for every recipe–has the best consistency and texture of any cassava flour I’ve tried, plus you can order it through Amazon Prime.

Monk Fruit Sweetener

The approved sweeteners on the Plant Paradox Program are: stevia, inulin, yacon, monk fruit, luo han guo, erythritol, and xylitol. I don’t know what half of these are, but all I know is I hate stevia. However, I’ve found a really good brand that combines monk fruit and xylitol that tastes wonderful, and it’s also available on Amazon Prime.

Goat’s Milk Kefir

The other “weird” ingredient is goat’s milk kefir. I use it because I love the flavor of goat’s milk in pancakes and it’s available at my local grocery store. If can’t find it or you don’t like the flavor, substitute a thin plain yogurt instead–coconut yogurt, almond yogurt, and sheep’s milk yogurt would all work.

How to Cook Perfect Golden-Brown Pancakes

Ah, pancakes. They seem so easy to make, yet they’re so easy to screw up if you don’t have the surface heat juuuuust right. Here are my tips for getting the perfect, golden brown cassava flour pancake (through trial and error):

1. Use a nonstick griddle–and DO NOT put oil or butter or anything else on that surface except for the pancake batter.

2. Preheat the griddle over medium heat for 3 full minutes, and then turn it down to medium-low heat for at least a minute before you pour anything on it.

3. Cook at medium-low heat. This ain’t wheat flour. It burns more easily.

4. Cook the second side for half as long as the first. If you flip at the right time–when plenty of bubbles have broken the surface–you’ll have  a lovely golden brown pancake that has already done most of its cooking.

5. Keep the pancakes in a warm oven with a moist towel over them, so they don’t dry out.

6. Butter. Lots of butter for serving. And extra cinnamon.

The Recipe

Lectin free cinnamon cassava flour pancakes made with goat's milk kefir, cassava flour, and monk fruit sweetener. Makes delicious, fluffy pancakes.

Delicious cinnamon pancakes made with cassava flour. Paleo, AIP, Plant Paradox friendly pancakes.
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Cinnamon Cassava Flour Pancakes

Light, fluffy cinnamon pancakes made with cassava flour and goat's milk kefir. Paleo, AIP, Whole30, and Plant Paradox friendly pancakes.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cassava flour
  • 2 tablespoons monk's fruit sweetener
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon plus more for serving
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 1/4 cup goat's milk kefir or coconut/almond yogurt, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter plus more for serving
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  1. PREHEAT a nonstick griddle to medium-low heat.

  2. WHISK together the flour, sweetener, baking powder, cinnamon, sea salt, and nutmeg in a medium bowl until combined. Whisk together the kefir/yogurt, vanilla, eggs, and water in a large bowl until well combined. Whisk the butter into the kefir mixture.

  3. COMBINE the dry mixture and the wet mixture in the large bowl, whisking until smooth and well combined.

  4. USE a 1/4 cup measuring cup to pour batter on the hot griddle, 1-3 pancakes at a time. Cook until bubbles break the surface and the undersides are golden brown, about 2 minutes. Flip with a spatula and cook about 1 minute more. Repeat with the remaining batter.

  5. SERVE hot or transfer to a warm oven and cover with a slightly damp towel to keep warm. Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve with butter.

 

 

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4 Comments

  • Cynthia

    September 7, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    My sea salt was not fine enough so they were a little salty in places but still excellent. Has the nutrition info been worked out on these? Thank you!

    1. Autumn.m.boyle@gmail.com

      September 8, 2017 at 2:59 am

      Hi Cynthia, I’m glad you liked them! I think I saw in the Facebook group that you were able to work out the nutrition info, as well.

  • Cindy

    September 12, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Can I use stevia in place of Monk Fruit or does the MF have a better taste? Also, can we use goat yogurt for the kefir? Thank you.

    1. Autumn.m.boyle@gmail.com

      September 12, 2017 at 3:47 pm

      Hi Cindy! You can definitely use stevia, but I personally don’t like the bitter aftertaste of it. Monkfruit is the best low-glycemic sweetener I’ve found so far. And you can absolutely use any other kind of yogurt in place of the kefir. Goat’s milk yogurt would work perfectly, cause it will still have the “goat milk” taste, which I love.

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