Politics and Pancakes
Touchy stuff, politics and pancakes. Both are hot-button topics. Two grown adults throwing down over what breakfast joint has the best pancakes? Typical Saturday morning. Heck, syrup just might be the glue that is currently holding this country together. Don’t quote me on that since I haven’t had real sugar or an intellectual conversation about the presidency since 2008.
Wake up, America!
Lately, people have been getting legitimately weird about politics. It is nearly impossible to have a civilized conversation with someone without one person losing their mind. My group text dudes, aptly named Group Chat ¹, have been hashing out this whole election thing for a while now and at one point every other text simply said “Wake up America!”, in a completely adult, not-childish-at-all manner. That’s when it clicked.
Now he was referring to some sort of important politic-y thing, but I was already on to something more than sort of important. Pancake options…as in there aren’t enough of them. Who says we have to “go gluten or go hungry”? Not in this America! We don’t need refined grains to have kickin’ pancakes. We need pancakes that are of all shapes, sizes, and levels of carbohydrate!
Chickpea Flour Pancakes 🥞 & Low Carb Blueberry Syrup!
Get ready for twenty-seven pictures that will make you question standings on
voting pro-gluten this year.
May I present the candidates… Chickpea Flour Pancakes. *Applause*
Low Carb Blueberry Syrup!
*Crowd roars and collectively unbuttons jeans*
Butter won’t lie to you. Butter wants you to be happy.
Vote Pancakes/Butter 2016.
Don’t worry, syrup is on board.
If this was a beauty pageant and not a pancake election it’d be over already.
Chickpea flour for the W I N.
And that’s what I like to call Gluten Freedom.
- Chickpea Flour Pancakes
- 1/4 c + 2 tbsp Chickpea Flour
- 1 tbsp Coconut Flour sub 2 tbsp chickpea flour if you're out of coconut
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 cup Non-dairy Milk
- 2 Eggs, whole
- 1 tbsp Coconut Oil or Butter, softened
- 1 cup Blueberries, fresh
- 1 cup Water
- 1/4 cup Truvia Granulated Sweetener-I use the Truvia Baking Blend that still has some sugar but not so much sugar that I want to die. Swerve works too.
- Combine flour, eggs, milk, and oil in a large bowl and mix until Flour, leaving out the baking powder until you are ready to cook. Set aside for 10 minutes to thicken. This is a great time to have a brunch cocktail! Or I guess you could prepare the syrup...
Prepare the Syrup
- In a saucepan, combine sweetener, water, and berries and bring to a slow boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook uncovered from about 20 minutes or until the sauce reaches your desired thickness. I like it thick. Is it syrup? Jam? No one knows.
When You're Ready to Fry the Pancakes
- Add the baking powder to your batter and mix well.
- Spritz a small skillet with oil or cooking spray and turn heat to medium.
- Pour batter slowly on the center of the pan. The pancake spreads quickly so if you have a lid handy, place it over the skillet and let the pancake cook 3/4 of the way before flipping. This will give you more lift and a fluffier pancake.
- Flip and cook for about :30. Repeat with the rest of the batter.
- Top with butter and hot syrup.
¹ Group Chat is an amazing meeting of the minds that includes myself and three dudes whom I’ve known for quite some time in different capacities. We’ve chatted everyday for 3 years. It’s probably not a record but it’s pretty damn amazing anyway.