As we all move toward healthier lifestyles, folks are increasingly figuring out they are intolerant to wheat, gluten, eggs, milk, and other common ingredients. These intolerances can make you stomach sick or sometimes just tired. They can also make you sniffly or give you headaches. If you're one of those who has intolerances, try this pancake recipe sans milk, egg whites, and wheat!
Why do we mix the flours? There is no exact replacement for wheat flour, so we mix the other flours to avoid common issues with each one. Too much rice flour makes it grainy; too much coconut flour makes it clumpy and dry; and too much corn flour makes it taste like... well, corn. Mixing all three helps give your pancakes the right texture and taste! It'll never be exactly like wheat flour, but it gets pretty close!
We recommend that you mix all of the ingredients except the flour first. Then, start by mixing in 1/2 cup of mixed flour. Slowly increase the amount of flour you add until the batter has some density (but still slightly runny). You may need up to a cup of flour depending on your mixture ratio.
Why this recipe? One of the members of the Tailored Touches team has just found out about an intolerance to egg whites, wheat, and casein in milk. For her, wheat causes fatigue, and milk causes stomach sickness. Boy, does it make cooking hard! Did you know the protein in egg whites (albumin) is also found in wheat? Not all wheat intolerances are to gluten. We didn't know that until recently!
We also found out that a milk intolerance is not necessarily the same as a lactose intolerance. Some folks are intolerant to the protein in milk (casein), not the sugar (lactose). Those with a casein intolerance can get away with butter and cream, which have only trace amounts of casein, but cannot have milk itself. Fascinating!
Have you got a favorite recipe that works around your intolerance? Tweet it to us @tailoredtouches!
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