These grain-free pancakes were inspired by a gluten-free favorite of mine often served up at Austin’s Kerbey Lane Cafe. They really do have the best gluten-free pancakes. Dense but fluffy, in a huge variety of flavors, with some amazing toppings. But I can’t indulge in those every time a craving hits. I mean, they’re gluten-free, but they’re probably made with rice and potato flours, xanthan gum, guar gum… who knows what else. Not exactly a happy meal for a touchy tummy. So I turned to my favorite baking ingredient, the plantain, for a healthier homemade version. Of course, for an extra decadent treat, mix a bit of espresso with some powdered sugar to make a glaze for these puppies, just the way Kerbey Lane does it. Don’t have espresso on hand? Use vanilla extract instead.
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