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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Gluten-Free Southern Pancake Dinner

Are you a fan of "brinner"? I sure am.
I've eaten breakfast for dinner so many times that it's not even funny.

There's nothing better than a warm bowl of oatmeal or a comforting tofu scramble at the end of a long day. Pancakes are always a great option too.

The other night I whipped this recipe up for my mom and I.

It's a juxtaposition of pancakes, cauliflower "potatoes", and sweet potato/apple/kale- all smothered in nooch gravy. How southern is that? 
I was actually inspired by some of the dishes at this restaurant, but only slightly.

I actually had no real plan in mind when I was making this... I was just kind of winging it.
Luckily, it turned out to be very good. Don't you just love when that happens?

Don't let the long list of directions fool you- this recipe is actually pretty simple.

It is hearty and great for fall.
I have a feeling I'll be making this meal a lot as the weather cools down.


  • 1 cup chickpea flour (or any other gluten-free flour)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbs. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 3 cups chopped kale
  • 1 cup cubed sweet potatoes
  • 1 small apple (cut into chunks)
  • 2 tbs. red wine vinegar
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbs. buckwheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • Salt to taste


  • Stir together flour and baking powder in mixing bowl
  • Add remaining ingredients and combine very well, until smooth
  • Coat large frying pan with non-stick cooking spray and set to medium heat
  • Pour batter onto frying pan, using about 1/4 cup for each pancake (all batter makes about 8)
  • Brown on both sides and serve
  • Break cauliflower into chunks and place into large food processor or high-speed blender (along with remaining ingredients)
  • Blend until a smooth/"whipped" consistency is achieved
  • Coat frying pan with non-stick cooking spray and set to medium heat
  • Toss all ingredients in mixing bowl
  • Add to pan and stir-fry for about 5-7 minutes
  • Combine all ingredients in small saucepan 
  • Cook on high heat for about 12 minutes, stirring every so often so that the bottom does not burn
  • The gravy will be done once the liquid reduces by about 1/3 and the mixture is thick
* One recipe serves 4


  1. ooh my god, i'm dying! Looks incredible!! And I'll definitely have to try that "gravy" recipe as soon as possible. :)