2013 – Gluten Free Living
Gluten Free Pancakes with Supreme Strawberry Topping are absolutely awesome. My niece, Heather, sent me a 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 the sugar in the recipe and it still turned out wonderfully.
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.
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 strawberry topping. And your spouse will appreciate the simple pleasure of a wonderful comfort meal for breakfast. Enjoy!
When I initially posted this recipe in February 2013, it was at the beginning stages of my venture into making gluten free foods. I was also still using an iPhone for a camera so my pictures never did justice to the delicious recipes I was making.
I’ve been systematically going through all of my older recipes and remaking them so I can retake pictures that are a little more satisfying to me and to you! I recently remade this recipe (June 2015) since I had a lot of strawberries on hand, and the outcome was even better than before. This time I included strawberry extract in the pancake batter (along with strawberries) which really increased flavor.
Whether you serve Gluten Free Pancakes with Supreme Strawberry Topping for a special occasion, birthday, anniversary, holiday or just a large country breakfast on Saturdays, this is one recipe you will love. If you don’t have gluten intolerance you can always use regular flour in the recipe, too.
Don’t these Gluten Free Pancakes with Supreme Strawberry Topping look amazing? They tasted amazing too.
Every bite of the Supreme Strawberry Topping was spectacular. I substituted honey for the sugar and it still turned out fantastic. These melt-in-your-mouth pancakes are awesome.
I salivated over each mouthful! Your family will love these delectable pancakes for Valentine’s Day breakfasts or special occasion breakfasts. They are so tasty.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients to make the pancakes.
Place pancake mix, egg, oil, honey, and vanilla in a mixing bowl.
Add strawberry extract and milk.
Stir ingredients to combine.
Stir gently to combine.
Pour coconut oil or butter into a skillet. Pour pancake batter into skillet. Cook 4-5 minutes over medium heat.
Turn pancakes over and cook a few minutes on the other side.
I used these ingredients to make the Supreme Strawberry Topping.
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.
Mix cornstarch with water. Add cornstarch mixture to strawberries to thicken the sauce.
Allow topping to cook a few more minutes to thicken. If desired, you can puree part of the sauce with an immersion blender, but I didn’t do that.
Pour Supreme Strawberry Topping into a gravy boat to use to serve over pancakes.
To serve, place strawberry pancakes on a plate.
Add Supreme Strawberry Topping and drizzle over top of pancakes.
You’ll be licking your chops after trying a batch of Gluten Free Pancakes with Supreme Strawberry Topping. Big, plump, juicy strawberries grace the top of these tasty gluten free pancakes.
Here’s the recipe.
GLUTEN FREE PANCAKES WITH SUPREME STRAWBERRY TOPPING
(My own concoction)
- 1 cup [url href=”http://www.pamelasproducts.com/products/baking-mixes/pamelas-baking-pancake-mix/” target=”_blank”]Pamela’s[/url] Gluten Free Pancake & Baking Mix
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tbsp. canola oil
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 1/2 cup 2% milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 tsp. strawberry extract
- 1 cup fresh strawberries, diced
- maple syrup, if desired (but not needed)
- Stir pancake mix, egg, oil, honey, milk, and vanilla 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.
- Use less liquid for thicker pancakes.
- Use more liquid for thinner pancakes.
- This made six 5” pancakes.
- 1 pint strawberries, cleaned and stemmed
- 1/3 cup white sugar (I used ½ cup honey)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tbsp. cornstarch
- 2 tsp. water
- Cut about 1/3 of the strawberries in half.
- In a saucepan over medium high heat, combine strawberries, sugar (or honey) and vanilla.
- Cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens, about 5-10 minutes.
- Combine cornstarch and water and add to strawberry mixture.
- Cook a couple of minutes.
- Remove from heat.
- In a blender, puree about 1/3 of sauce, then mix back into remainder.
- Spoon strawberry topping over pancakes.
- Store leftovers in refrigerator.
Gluten Free Pancakes with Supreme Strawberry Topping is one of the most mouthwatering breakfast entrees you’ll ever eat.
The topping is thick and delicious. You can also make these homemade strawberry pancakes with regular flour if you don’t have gluten intolerance.
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. Go ahead and taste a bite. 🙂