Prior to having our children my husband and I traveled quite a bit. We were younger and in between advancing our nursing degrees, so when we weren’t working long nursing hours-we were off on one adventure after another. One of my favorite parts of traveling is experiencing all the different kinds of foods, which brings me to my Dairy-Gluten Free German Pancakes.
At one point we wanted to sample the top 5 water parks in the United States, so we did. One of those destinations landed us in New Braunfels Texas, where we were introduced to the Best Water Park in the Country:
When we weren’t rushing down their famous tube chutes we stayed at a nearby bed and breakfast.
The owner was welcoming and made us feel right at home during our stay. The food was absolutely delicious and I will never forget her homemade puffy German Pancakes. In fact, I had to know how she made them so perfect, so she shared the recipe with me. I’ve “tweeked” it over time and adjusted it for my families dairy-gluten allergies/intolerance but if this is a non-issue for you then no need to substitute.
Dairy-Gluten Free German Pancakes
When baking with gluten free flours you have to be careful about what you choose as it can make the baked good quite dense. I’ve experimented with various kinds of gluten free flours: rice, coconut, and tapioca are some of my favorites. However when it comes to baking, I need an all-purpose blended gluten free flour to get that fluff. Bob’s Red Mill is my favorite for this, gluten free 1 to 1 baking flour.
My son with the dairy allergy usually drinks Pea milk but I’ve found that baking with Pea milk causes the baked goods to turn out dense as well. Which is why I use Almond Milk for baking, keeps it dairy free and fluffy.
I melt the raw coconut oil in a a cast iron pan, blend the remaining ingredients and pour it in. I let it bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. It turns out scrumptious every time! Squeeze some lemon juice over the whole pancake and sprinkle over the top some powder sugar for a sweetened zest finish.