Here is a really unique alternative to traditional pancakes, try these chestnut pancakes instead. Chestnuts, a nut native to China, Japan, Europe and North America, have a nutritional profile similar to starchy vegetables such as sweet potatoes, corn and plantain. They are a rich source of Vitamin C, fiber and folate.
Chestnut flour can be purchased from specialty retailers, or online. I buy all of my nut flours from Nuts.com This recipe was adapted from one on their website. These chestnut pancakes are more like mini-crepes.
Makes approximately 8 pancakes
1 cup Chestnut flour
1/2 cup Amaranth or Cashew flour
1/2 cup Arrowroot powder
1 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 cup warm water
3 tablespoons Coconut oil
2 tablespoons Honey
2 tablespoons Lemon juice (optional)
1 teaspoon Vanilla (optional)
In a large bowl combine the flours, soda and cinnamon (if using). In a small bowl combine the water, oil, honey and lemon juice (if using). Stir into the flour mixture. Do not be alarmed if the batter seems too thin. More arrowroot can be added if necessary, but these pancakes turn out naturally soft and thin.
Blueberries, chocolate chips or other ingredients can be added at this time.
Pour 1/3 C at a time onto a hot griddle. Cook until brown on each side.
Photo and post by Michelle