My niece, Heather, sent me this delicious strawberry glaze for pancakes a couple of years ago and I finally got around to trying it. The original recipe is simple–only 3 ingredients and I even substituted honey for sugar in the recipe and it still turned out wonderfully. While Heather gave me the recipe, she found it at All Recipes here.
I whipped up another batch of gluten free pancakes yesterday and decided I wanted to try out this topping. I had to scrounge around in all my refrigerators before finding my last few strawberries. I had just enough to make a single batch of this recipe. Had I had a good stock of strawberries on hand like I usually do, I probably would have made several batches of this exquisite strawberry topping. I also would have ladled it on to each pancake before topping with another pancake on top for more of the delicious strawberry flavor. As it was I served these pancakes with both maple syrup and the strawberry topping. (Yes, I know that sounds a little gluttonous).
I would do only two things differently next time I make this (in addition to making a LOT more of the sauce. If I’d had enough strawberries I would have added some sliced strawberries to the batter. Even though I added additional milk this time to the recipe, I think the recipe is better with some kind of fruit in the batter. Additionally, I would probably not add the cinnamon and instead add some kind of flavoring like almond, butter, coconut, or maple flavoring to the pancake mixture. (I had all of these flavors on hand, I’m not sure why I didn’t give it a try).
Even still, this recipe turned out so tasty. It’s a delicious recipe for a holiday breakfast (like Valentine’s Day) or a special occasion brunch, birthday, or even having breakfast for dinner! Consider making Gluten Free Pancakes with Supreme Strawberry Topping the next time you want to make a special breakfast for your family. Your kids will love the sweet Supreme Strawberry Topping. And your spouse will appreciate the simple pleasure of a wonderful comfort meal for breakfast. Enjoy!
Don’t these Gluten Free Pancakes with Supreme Strawberry Topping look amazing? They tasted amazing too. I only wish I’d had enough strawberries to make several batches of the topping and add sliced strawberries to the batter as well! Oh, my!
Every bite of the Supreme Strawberry Topping was spectacular. I salivated over each mouthful!
Here’s another close up so you can see the texture of this great recipe.
This sauce tasted wonderful. I substituted honey for the sugar and it still turned out fantastic.
Here’s a close up so you can see the texture of this rich strawberry sauce. Yum, yum.
Your family will love these special pancakes for Valentine’s Day breakfasts or special occasion breakfasts. They are so tasty.
Here’s what I did.
Slice about a third of the strawberries in half. Add strawberries to a saucepan with a teaspoon of vanilla and 1/2 cup honey. If you don’t have problems with sugar, the recipe originally calls for 1/3 cup sugar.
Saute strawberries over low to medium heat for 5-10 minutes until sauce thickens slightly.
While strawberries are cooking prepare pancake batter. I used this gluten free mix. I noticed they also have a sweet potato pancake mix I’m going to try out soon.
Place flour in mixing bowl.
Add canola oil.
Here the honey has been added.
Add cinnamon if you like this combination with strawberries. Otherwise, I recommend almond, maple, butter, or even lemon extract instead.
Add milk. I doubled the milk on the recipe to see how these pancakes would cook up with a little thinner pancake batter.
Whisk ingredients together.
Here the batter is ready to go on the griddle or skillet.
These green pans don’t require grease or oil. Cook the pancake until bubbles appear on the surface.
Turn pancake over and brown other side. Rice flour seems to leave a more satiny type surface than wheat flour.
I got impatient when the sauce hadn’t really thickened after 10 minutes so I put a little cornstarch in a bowl and added a teaspoon of water to make the Supreme Strawberry Topping thicken.
I added a teaspoon of the mixture to the strawberries to try to get the sauce to thicken a little bit more.
Here I’ve added the cornstarch mixture.
Mix all ingredients together. Remove about 1/3 of the strawberries and puree in blender.
Here I’ve put 1/3 of the strawberries into my blender.
Puree for about 5 – 10 seconds.
Add the pureed mixture back into the strawberries. This will thicken the sauce so you don’t actually have to use the cornstarch mixture unless you like a really thick sauce.
Now all the ingredients have been stirred together. Remove from heat and serve over top of pancakes.
These pancakes were so scrumptious, I enjoyed every morsel!
You’ll be licking your chops after trying these delicious pancakes and topping.
The 3-ingredient Supreme Strawberry Topping is quick and easy. While I added a little cornstarch and water to get the sauce to thicken a little more, you really don’t have to.
Big plump juicy strawberries grace the top of these tasty gluten free pancakes. I would have made these Gluten Free Strawberry Pancakes if I’d had even a handful more strawberries on hand.
Are you ready for a forkful? These pancakes are so delicious even your kids will love them.
Are you drooling yet? I can’t believe the pictures came out so well. It was a really dreary, rainy day outside so it was really dark.
Are you ready to dig in? These melt in your mouth pancakes are awesome.
Here’s the recipe.
GLUTEN FREE STRAWBERRY PANCAKES
(Recipe adapted from Arrowhead Mills Organic Gluten Free Pancake & Baking Mix package)
1 cup Arrowhead Mills Gluten Free Pancake & Baking Mix
1 egg, beaten or egg substitute
1 tbsp. canola oil
1 tbsp. honey
1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp. milk (or use rice dream, almond breeze, or soy milk)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon (I would omit this if using strawberries but it is great for most fruity pancake batters)
½ – 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced (I did not have enough to do this but I recommend it for gluten free batter)
maple syrup, if desired
Stir pancake mix, egg, oil, honey, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon (if adding), only until lumps disappear. Gently fold in strawberries. Cook on preheated (375°-400°) lightly oiled griddle or pan, turn when bubbles form on surface and edges begin to dry. I used green pans that don’t require oil for cooking. Use less liquid for thicker pancakes. Use more liquid for thinner pancakes. This made three 7” pancakes. Serve pancakes with maple syrup and homemade Supreme Strawberry Topping, if desired. You will probably want to double the Supreme Strawberry Topping recipe for this amount.
SUPREME STRAWBERRY TOPPING
(Recipe from my niece, Heather Kane, Colorado Springs, CO; source: all recipes.com)
1 pint strawberries, cleaned and stemmed
1/3 cup white sugar (I used ½ cup honey)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Cut about 1/3 of the strawberries in half. In a saucepan over medium high heat, combine strawberries, sugar and vanilla. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. In a blender, puree about 1/3 of sauce, then mix back into remainder. Store in refrigerator. The strawberry sauce is so good over pancakes.
NOTE: I mixed 1 tbsp. cornstarch with a teaspoon of water and stirred it into the sauce after about 10-15 minutes when it still hadn’t thickened much.
NOTE: This topping would probably work excellent with blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, cherries, even apples, pears, or plums.
Gluten free pancakes are made mostly with rice and brown rice flour, tapioca and potato starch. Cooking with gluten free flour causes an almost satiny finish or layer on the surface texture.
The topping is thick and delicious. I wish I’d had enough to spread some on each pancake before topping with another pancake, but I was running short on strawberries. I only had enough to make one batch. That’s why I ended up using maple syrup too.
Go ahead and taste a bite. Yum, yum!
What a hearty, filling, and satisfying comfort food for a special occasion breakfast–especially Valentine’s Day! Treat your family to pancakes with this wonderful topping. If you have a favorite pancake recipe use it with this topping. You won’t be disappointed.
Here’s one last picture of the Supreme Strawberry Topping spilling over the side of the pancakes.
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