Gluten Free Plantain Banana Pancakes
I have been discovering all kinds of fantastic new to me foods at my local salvage grocer. In an effort to cut my grocery bill down to a manageable size and eat super healthy at the same time I have quit shopping exclusively at my local Kroger and Walmart for food items. Ever since I discovered Fresh to Frozen a few months back I have totally changed my shopping plan.
I hit Fresh to Frozen for all of my vegetables, fruits, canned goods, nuts, and snack items. I then make my rounds starting with Food Lion to check out their super red tag deals on meat. I recently bought a Purdue chicken for 68 cents a pound and some Johnsonville sausages for 1.32. I often find amazing deals on pork their as well. Next I go to my local Kroger.
Like I said a few sentences ago, I used to shop at Kroger exclusively. My dad was has worked there for years and I could take advantage of his employee discount. My mom and I would always go on Tuesdays as it is senior discount day. I still love handing over our shoppers card at the end of the transaction and watching the cashiers jaw drop farther and farther towards the floor as our total plummets. Add both the employee discount and the senior discount with the awesome coupons they often mail us and we thought we were shopping extremely cheaply.
By shopping around, we soon found that those great deals and bogos often were higher prices than Walmart or Food Lion. We didn’t bother trying to split our shopping up between multiple stores until we discovered Fresh to Frozen. The produce sometimes takes longer to pick through and some of the boxed and canned items have dents, but the savings is AMAZING! (I do not buy dented cans, but boxes don’t bother me.) I love the variety of foods especially fruits and veggies that I have to choose from. Items that would normally be out of my price range now make it into my kitchen on a normal basis. Mangoes, asparagus, fresh brussels sprouts, and more are some of my fun new toys.
This weeks Fresh to Frozen find was plantains. I have never bought or cooked a plantain before and did not really have a recipe in mind. I have tried two ingredient banana pancakes and liked them ok, but I wanted to love them.
I decided to try making my own version with plantains and a few more ingredients. They turned out spectacular. They look dark, but that is caramelization from the super sweet plantains. These were so sweet and delicious even Alan loved them. He is not a big fan of fruit masquerading as baked goods most of the time. He said that while they do not have the consistency of a wheat based pancake they taste better than any of the other grain free pancakes I have tested on him. I will definitely be making these again soon. I miss fluffy pancakes and these hit the spot!
Posted on: Gluten Free Fridays
- 2 medium ripe plantains
- 2 egg whites
- 2 tbsp thick greek yogurt ( I used Greek Gods Honey Vanilla Yogurt. Chobani Greek Yogurt would work but you may need to add honey to taste for sweetness.
- 1 tsp coconut flour (I used Coconut Secret)
- ¼ tsp saigon cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp salt
- 2 packs stevia
- ½ tsp Corn Free Homemade Baking Powder or regular baking powder
- Put all ingredients in food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
- Butter or non stick spray your favorite skillet.
- Use 2 tbsp up to ¼ cup mix per pancake.
- Cook over medium low for about 3 minutes then flip carefully and cook other side.
- These pancakes will be naturally dark because of the caramelization of the sugars in the plantains.
- I found these to be plenty sweet by themselves. They would be great with piure maple syrup or a homemade fruit syrup.