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Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegan Pancakes!

Whoa, has it really been two months since I’ve posted a recipe??  Time really flies by!  I definitely have some backed up recipes to post so check back soon!  

I’ve been craving pancakes.  Like really craving them (which is probably some bad sign of something somewhere). And really most gluten free recipes call for eggs and buttermilk and vegan recipes always call for nuts!  Such is my dilemma these days eating allergy free!  But luckily I was able to tinker with some to bring you these gluten free, nut free AND vegan pancakes!  Hope you enjoy them!  

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Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegan Pancakes!

makes 4 large pancakes or 8 minis

Organic Ingredients

2 tsp ground chia seeds

3 Tbsp + ½ cup hot water, divided

1 Tbsp coconut oil, plus more for greasing

2 Tbsp maple syrup

½ Tbsp gluten free vanilla extract

¾ cup gluten free all purpose flour

¼ tsp baking soda

1 large pinch of sea salt

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1.  In a large bowl, combine ground chia seeds with 3 tablespoons hot water and whisk together until gelatinous.  (I used a small bowl and transferred it to a large bowl later, either is acceptable.) 

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2.  Add in the tablespoon of coconut oil and stir until completely melted.  

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3.  Add in maple syrup and vanilla extract and mix until combined.  

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4.  Whisk in remaining hot water.  

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5.  Transfer to a large bowl (if you used a small one like I did) and whisk in flour and baking soda, ¼ cup at a time until completely smooth.  

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6.  Melt coconut oil in a large pan.  

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7.  When pan is hot, pour in batter to desired sized pancakes.  

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8.  When batter starts to bubble all over, flip pancake and continue to cook until the middle is set, around 1 minute longer.  

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9.  Remove from pan and serve!  

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These pancakes go great with fresh berries, a sprinkle or two of ground cinnamon and warm maple syrup!  I can’t wait to make these again with tons of different toppings! 

Also, skip the maple syrup for a sugar free version!  And if you’re in a bind and can’t find ground chia seeds, ground flax seeds would work just as well!