Then my son's diet restrictions came into place and we had to find an egg free, wheat free version and I finally found one. It was so good that my husband said we should never go back to the boxed stuff, even if we could. Then, my son's diet changed again... now no milk or barley, but wheat was ok. I modified my wheat free, egg free recipe but for some reason it was no longer working, so I've been on the hunt for a new replacement. Let me share my recipes with you!
I found this first recipe online from a vegan website but changed it a bit to be wheat free, and it still works great. Very tastey and thick pancakes. These are the ones my husband made the comment about loving so much.
Wheat Free, Egg Free Pancakes
1 cup oat flour
1 cup barley flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp oil
1 1/2 cups milk
2/3 cup carbonated water (more as needed)
chocolate chips, blueberries, etc. as desired
Mix dry and liquid ingredients separately. Then combine. Fry on pan and serve. For thicker pancakes, use less liquid, for thinner pancakes, use more liquid.
So then my son's diet changed. He could no longer have barley or milk in his diet. I tried the above recipe with Rice milk and used 100% wheat flour but they turned out flat and sticky. I'm not sure exactly why. So I went on the internet and found about 5 recipes to try. They are all similar and some were better than others, but they weren't great.
I have to say that I'm not a baker by any means. I barely passed chemistry so I have no clue how the ingredients in these recipes react with each other. I just started trying to combine some of the recipes to see what would happen. I am also suspicious of the 365 (Whole Foods brand) 100% wheat flour. It seems to have a different consistency than the oat and barley flour I was using. It's much more fine and mixes kind of goopey. So maybe that's why the simple substitutions didn't work. Anyway....
After many stacks of pancakes later, and a lot of frustration, I found a complete winner this morning! Here is what I did and hopefully you can recreate it. They tasted super delicious and they were so fluffy that cutting through a short stack of 3 pancakes was like cutting into a little pillow!
Egg Free, Dairy Free Pancakes
2 cups 100% wheat flour
2 tbsp sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups Rice Milk
1/2 cup carbonated water, more if needed to thin
4 tbsp vegetable oil
Optional dairy free chocolate chips, blueberries, etc. as desired
Sift together dry ingredients. Add oil, milk and then the carbonated water. Mix together. Thin if needed with more carbonated water. Pour batter on pan with medium heat. Flip when the edges appear to be drying. Serve.
Here's a picture of our pancakes from this morning. They were awesome!