Valentine’s Day Pancakes


Heart-shaped, love-filled, vegan, gluten-free pancakes for Valentine’s Day, or Vegantine’s Day, as we like to call it or any day you want to treat someone special with something special.
2/3 cup sorghum Flour
2/3 cup garfava Flour
2/3 cup potato starch
4 tablespoons ground flax seeds (buy about a pound of seeds, whole, grind them and keep them in a glass jar in the freezer)
2 tablespoons Ener-G Egg Replacer
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 1/4 cups water
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 Tablespoons agave or maple Syrup
coconut oil for greasing the griddle
REAL Fruit Compote

Preheat oven to 200oF.
Lightly grease a griddle with coconut oil.
Mix together flours, starch and baking powder in a large bowl and set aside.
In a medium bowl beat together ground flax seeds with 1/4 cup water.
Mix in vinegar and agave or maple syrup.
Beat 1 1/2 cups of water, about 1/2 cup at a time into the flax mixture.
In another medium to large bowl, using a hand mixer or whisk, whip the Ener-G Egg Replacer with 1/2 cup of water until foamy and forms light peaks.
Pour the flax/water mixture into the flour and mix well. Fold in the whipped Ener-G Egg Replacer.
Turn heat under griddle to medium high and allow it to get hot.
If using heart shape molds, make sure they are greased with the coconut oil. Place them on the griddle.
Pour about 2 tablespoons of batter into the heart molds. If you don’t have molds, carefully pour 1 tablespoon of batter on the griddle making an oval, egg-shape. Add another tablespoon starting about 1/2 inch to 1 inch away from one side and then meeting joining the new batter with the bottom of the first tablespoon of batter, making a heart shape. After a minute or 2 small bubbles will appear and the edges and top surface will start to dry. If using the molds, you made need to carefully separate the batter from the mold using a knife to remove it. Flip the pancake and cook for another minute. Keep each pancake warm in the oven, on a sheet pan or oven proof dish, covered, until the rest of the pancakes are made.
If using the molds, I recommend cleaning and re-oiling after each use.
Repeat until all the batter is used. Re-grease the griddle with a very small amount of coconut oil as necessary.
Serve with REAL Fruit Compote

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