Of late I've been submitting some of my recipes to whatcanieat.com.au Set up by Kylie Hollonds for those of us with a food allergy, food intolerance (lactose free, GMO free, Corn free, low carb, soy free, preservative free...the list goes on) or Coeliac Disease (I believe the stats are 1 in 20) it answers one of the most asked questions after diagnosis 'What can I eat?'
Personally, since my diagnoses most people do ask me 'So what can you eat? I mean - no bread? no pasta? your life must be over surely!' Thankfully, there are many other options open for us Coeliacs and whatcanieat.com.au is there to help show the way! So head on over and have a look at the site, their products and all the helpful information like how to cook allergy free foods, community support and even sign up to 'The Bite' newsletter for information and updates (plus possible freebies - YAY - I believe this is Australia only sorry people!)
In the meantime I thought I'd show you what you too can do, you know, and share the gluten free love with a recipe that I whisked up using the gluten free pancake mix that Kylie was kind enough to send me. (Thanks Kylie!)
Brighterlife Banana Spice Pancakes *
1 packet Brighterlife Gluten Free Pancakes
2 Bananas, sliced into 5mm rounds
Place pancake mix and spices in a bowl and prepare as per packet instructions (can be made egg and dairy free). Heat frypan to hot and grease with a bit of butter. Pour a couple of pancakes out and top with a few pieces of banana. Wait until little bubbles form on the top of the pancakes and flip. Cook until golden.
Place in oven safe dish and put into a low oven to stay warm. cook teh rest of the pancakes.
Serve warm with a little golden syrup or maple syrup and some gluten free yoghurt or if you feel decadent a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
I also made strawberry pancakes. Adding strawberries to the plain mix before cooking and topped with some home made straw berry coulis. Yum the man was in heaven.
*Note: These are FAT little pancakes, so if, like me you are more of a thin pancake/crepe kind of person then these are not for you. I'd suggest watering down the packet mix, however, I haven't tried this yet so I'm not sure of the results!