These melt-in-your-mouth, fluffy pancakes not only taste delightful, they’re grain-free and gluten-free!
Our teenage son Brandon has tried repeatedly to create pancakes with just the right texture. He found it with this combination of coconut flour, tapioca flour, and yogurt. (Almond flour never quite worked for him.)
Tapioca flour is the purified starch of the cassava root and is both gluten- and dairy-free. While it is not recommended on the GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) Diet, it is often allowed on the Paleo Diet.
Tapioca starch is not the same as cassava flour. Cassava flour is not as “starchy” as it is derived from the whole root, where tapioca starch is extracted using a process of washing and pulping.
Cassava flour has more fiber and is definitely the healthier choice. But occasional use of tapioca starch may work for you, depending on your dietary needs.
(I have not tried this recipe with cassava flour. I imagine it will work, but the end result may be a bit “grainier”.)
- 1/2 cup yogurt (goat yogurt, almond yogurt, coconut yogurt, or milk kefir)
- 1/2 cup filtered water
- 1 teaspoon raw apple cider vinegar
- 3 pastured eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup tapioca flour (same as tapioca starch)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2-3 tablespoons butter, ghee, or your favorite cooking oil to fry the pancakes
- Combine wet ingredients (yogurt, water, vinegar, eggs, and vanilla).
- Puree (or use whisk or egg beater).
- Set aside.
- Combine dry ingredients (coconut flour, tapioca flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt).
- Set aside.
- Keep the two separate while heating skillet.
- Heat the skillet with butter, ghee, or your favorite cooking oil.
- Pour dry ingredients into wet ingredients and combine with a fork.
- Add additional water if the batter is too thick, a bit more coconut flour if it is too thin.
- Pour approximately 1/4 cup of batter onto hot skillet.
- Cook 2-3 minutes on each side.
- Remove and top with ghee, butter, drizzled honey, or fresh fruit, or enjoy them plain!
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