February 7, 2010

purely elizabeth Perfect Pancakes

When I first found out I had celiac, I was a bit depressed. I couldn't believe I would have to give up my french toast, pancakes, pizza, etc... But over the last 7 years, I've slowly learned how to use gluten free grains and other unique ingredients to make spectacular meals. Being gluten free has forced me to think about what goes into my food and as a result, I've learned to make healthier decisions and feel incredibly energetic & strong. Which is why I was so happy to discover purely elizabeth's baking mixes.

About a month or so ago, I was lucky enough to win purely elizabeth's Greens, Glorious Greens Cookbook giveaway... and even luckier that purely elizabeth included some delicious gluten free goodies with my prize!

So far my favorite is the Perfect Pancake Mix. Not because the other goodies aren't fabulous, but because I LOVE breakfast and am more than happy to eat it all day, any day. Purely Elizabeth's pancake mix makes me feel lucky to be gluten free. I mean, do you see Aunt Jemima including millet, buckwheat, hemp seeds or chia seeds in any of her pancake mixes? I didn't think so. Not even in the healthy whole wheat versions.

I made some Perfect Pancakes this morning after a freezing cold walk home from the gym. I was famished, ready for something hearty & nutritious, and realized that I had just enough mix left to make breakfast. Yay!

Aside from the mix, the recipe on the package calls for eggs, almond milk, olive oil & agave. Since I'm currently following a vegan diet, I substituted the egg with 1 tbsp of ground flaxseed & 3 tablespoons of water. Simply mix the flaxseed with the water until it forms an egg white-like consistency. I also used vegetable oil instead of olive and honey instead of agave because I didn't have any. The pancakes were delicious, hearty and made me feel like I was doing something good for my body. I served them with some slices of blood red oranges, a dash of cinnamon, and a drizzle of honey.

Check out purely elizabeth's website to find out more about their mixes, all of which are free of sugar, dairy, wheat & gluten.

1 comment :

  1. Glad you are loving the pancakes! You will have to try the muffin mixes vegan as well... we are changing labels now as they are even better vegan! http://cli.gs/suugtH