Best Gluten-Free, Low-Salicylate, Sulphite Free, Eggless Pancakes of All Time!

Ok, this pancake recipe is the best pancake recipe OF ALL TIME.  Even if you have no food allergies at all, TRUST ME.  These pancakes taste WAY better than anything you will make out of a box.  I’m going to post the Gluten Free version, but you can make these with regular white flour as well.

I always double and triple the recipe and put the extras in a ziploc bag.  It provides me with a filling meal for several days, and is great to eat in a hurry.

GF, SSF, Pancakes

2 cups Flour (GF or Regular, depending on your allergy — I use Betty Crocker’s Gluten Free All Purpose Rice Flour Blend from Walmart Right now)

2 T Sugar

1 tsp. Baking Soda

1 tsp. Sea Salt

1/4 cup unsalted butter (check for Annato if your tolerance is super low)

1  cup milk

1 cup plain Greek yogurt

1 peeled, grated Golden Delicious Apple (low sal, so be careful!)

Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and sea salt.  Cut butter with two knives until mixture resembes course meal.  Add milk and whisk until smooth.  Cook pancakes!

 

Chayote!

CHAYOTE!  It looks like a green pear, feels like an apple, and is a member of the squash family — and and tastes neutral enough to go with almost anything!

As one of the only vegetables in the world I can eat, I’m relying on it several times a week now to provide potassium and vitamin C.  There are many ways to prepare Chayote, but here’s my current favorite.

Using latex gloves on your hands (the skin of the Chayote produces a sticky substance that is a skin irritant), peel the Chayote with a peeler, cut it in half, and scoop out the pit.  Chop and throw into a large pot.  Caramelize with butter, sugar and sea salt (to taste) til soft and brown on the edges (the browner, the sweeter).  

And that’s it!  It’s delicious, and you might have to fend off the rest of your family.  You can grill it, bake it, pop it in a soup or even eat it raw, and you can find it at your local Asian or Latino food market … or even Walmart!  Whatever you do, if you need a low-sal, sulphite-free diet, this is one essential that you MUST eat regularly in your diet to keep your body healthy and give you the nutrients you need.

Apple Muffins! (Eggless and Sulphite/Salicylate Free)

Ok.  This is my ultimate go-to travel snack.  It freezes well (if you put them in a ziplock freezer bag) and if you store them in an air-tight container, these muffins can last for several days without refrigeration or the need to reheat.  I use these all the time for soccer games, weekend getaways, camping trips or vacations when I can’t cook everything from scratch!  They also can be tucked inconspicuously on a plate for brunches or church breakfasts or bridal/baby showers so that you can “match” what everyone else is eating and avoid long conversations about your food issues.  🙂
Best of all, they are so delicious that everyone else will want to eat them, too.  And you get protein, grains, and fruit all in one small meal!  In fact, as soon as I finish this post I am going to go whip up a double batch to take with me on a weekend getaway/plane trip.
Becky’s SSF Apple Muffins
All purpose flour, 1 1/2 cup
Baking soda, 1/2 tsp
Splash of Malt Vinegar (to react with Baking Soda)
Sea Salt, 1/4 tsp
White Sugar, 3/4 cup
Plain Greek Yogurt, 1/2 cup
Safflower Oil, 1/2 cup
Peeled, Grated Golden Delicious Apple, 1 cup
  1. Sift together Flour, Baking soda, and salt. Set it aside.
  2. Mix yogurt and white sugar till it is dissolved. To this add safflower oil,and splash of malt vinegar.  Mix well.
  3. Add this mixture to the flour mixture and mix till its blended well. Then add the grated apple and mix to form a homogeneous mixture .
  4. Pre-heat the oven to 350 F. Grease and flour the muffin pan and evenly divide the batter into 12 cups.  (Or use paper liners, which makes them easier to freeze).
  5. Bake for 15 minutes or until a fork inserted into to the center of a muffin has come out clean.
  6. Cool down.
Yield: 12 muffins. 
*  If you don’t have SSF food intolerance issues, you can add 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla, 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder, use regular vegetable oil and salt plus the apple variety of your choice, and eliminate the malt vinegar.  Walnuts are an optional topping as well.