Snack should be delicious and easy. This recipe for Gluten Free Pancake in a mug is both. We use a pre-made pancake mix, so it is safe for everyone in the house. The results are soft, moist, and just about perfect. My gluten- free son deems them even better than my regular GF pancakes. I think it’s because he is making them on his own and not having to wait until I get a platter full for the table.
I made this one in a huge mug, and this photo of the finished pancake sitting on a saucer.
Here is the recipe:
Gluten Free Pancake in a Mug
4 TBSP gluten free pancake mix. I use Pamela’s Baking and Pancake Mix
2 Tbsp milk
1 TBSP coconut oil
Pinch of cinnamon and salt
3 TBSP maple syrup (for moisture and flavor, but substitute milk or water if needed)
Spray a mug with nonstick spray and set aside.
Combine all ingredients and pour into mug.
Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes.
Invert onto a plate and top with your favorite toppings, or leave right in the mug for a portable snack. Be careful. The mug is going to be really hot! Some ideas beyond maple syrup and butter:
Cinnamon and sugar
Brown sugar and butter (a very old style pancake topper)
Bits of breakfast sausage or crumbled bacon
Making food in mugs is one of the basic cooking techniques that my kids learn at a young age. We can make manageable sized recipes, and they can measure, stir, work with timing, see cause and effect..the list goes on. Everyone remembers the lesson when it ends in food.
We use food in mugs when the kids are gathered around the fire, listening to me read. It also makes a non traditional snack to help them warm up after a long day of playing in the snow. Add a cup of hot chocolate or dandelion chai, and they are in heaven.
Ok, back to the woodpile! Thanks for all the welcome back messages. I am so excited to show you all that I have planned for The Farming Wife this year.