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Butterless pancake, breakfast for intolerant people

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Tiziana Colombo

Pancakes senza burro
Recipes for intolerant people, Italian cuisine
Gluten-free recipes
Lactose-free recipes
Vegetarian recipes
Preparation: 01 ore 00 min
Cooking: 01 ore 00 min
Ingredients for: 4 people
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Butterless pancakes, a good and inclusive dessert

We make butterless pancakes today, which is a delectable treat that can win over anyone. Because they don’t contain butter, they are ideal for people who are lactose-intolerant. Because buckwheat flour is inherently gluten-free, these pancakes are also ideal for those with celiac disease. Even people without these conditions can enjoy them with relish because they are just as delicious as any other pancake.

Despite these interesting properties, butterless pancakes are easy to prepare. Simply create a batter based on flour, cocoa, and milk, enriched with whipped egg whites. Even cooking doesn’t hold any surprises, as the usual passage in the pan for a few minutes on one side and the other is enough.


Recipe butterless pancakes

Preparation butterless pancakes

  • To prepare vegan butterless pancakes, start whipping the egg whites with a pinch of salt.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, and oat milk.
  • Incorporate the whipped egg whites gradually, making slow movements from bottom to top.
  • Grease a pan with vegetable oil and heat it.
  • Transfer the mixture to the pan, and as soon as the first bubbles form on the sides, flip the pancake. Finally, continue cooking for a few more minutes.
  • Serve the pancake with the topping you like most: jam, maple syrup, or simply fresh fruit.

Ingredients butterless pancakes

  • 3 egg whites
  • 200 gr. of buckwheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon of bitter cocoa powder
  • 150 gr. of oat milk.q. b. of garnish ingredients (maple syrup
  • jam
  • and fresh fruit)

What does buckwheat flour taste like?

Buckwheat flour is the true star of this recipe for butterless pancakes. It belongs to the group of cereals that are referred to as “ancient grains,” meaning that they were grown in the past but were just recently found again. Unquestionably, buckwheat has earned its rediscovery; in fact, it’s tasty, nourishing, and incredibly adaptable.

It is good because it conveys characteristics that are full-bodied, fragrant, rustic, and slightly hazelnut-like. Because of its exceptional richness in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fibre, it is considered nutritious. Its ability to be prepared in a variety of ways, such as bread, pizza, spaghetti, shortcrust pastry, and pancakes, is what makes it so adaptable. Therefore, especially when compared to the more commonplace rice and maize flours, it is not surprising that it is one of the go-to remedies for celiac disease.

Which milk should I use to make butterless pancakes?

The use of oat milk, a vegetable milk, makes these butterless pancakes suitable for those who are lactose intolerant. The flavour of this particular milk is unique; it’s sweet and delicate with a hint of grain sweetness. This is a significant detail since it lets you avoid sugar.

Oat milk is also nutritious. With a caloric intake only slightly higher than that of cow’s milk, it provides a significant dose of vitamin C and vitamin E (an excellent antioxidant). Oat milk is often enriched with B vitamins and vitamin D, making it an excellent substitute for cow’s milk.

Oat milk is certainly not the only vegetable milk around, but it is the most suitable for this recipe. It’s not just a question of sweetness (higher than that of coconut, almond, and soy milk), but also of compatibility with the other ingredients involved.

Cocoa: a touch of class for these butterless pancakes

Cocoa is listed among the ingredients for butterless pancakes since it is a component of the primary dough, which also comprises flour and oat milk. Cocoa has two purposes for the pancakes: it gives them a flavour and scent, and it gives them a nice brown colour.

There are certain misconceptions about cocoa, like the idea that it is excessively fattening. Actually, chocolate—its primary derivative—is the source of this issue. In essence, there are just 200 calories in 100 grammes of cocoa. Its effect on the amount of calories in pancakes is negligible when you take into account that 20 grammes, or the equivalent of a teaspoon, are required in this case.

For the remainder, cocoa has good nutritional properties. It is rich in antioxidants and mineral salts that impact mood, such as potassium and magnesium. Just like chocolate, cocoa can be considered a mild antidepressant.

You could find yourself having to push for more chocolate. You can do so, but keep an eye on the dough’s stability to avoid running the danger of it coming out overly hard, “loose,” or improperly mixed.


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How to garnish butterless pancakes

There is no pancake without toppings. From this point of view, butterless pancakes are on the same level as other pancakes. The first option is maple syrup, which is embellished with its golden hue and sweet flavor. But you can also opt for a jam, which gives further colour and a varied flavour (which changes depending on the fruit). Furthermore, you can also garnish the pancakes with hazelnut cream rather than pistachios.

Finally, you can opt for a light but tasty solution, namely fresh fruit. In this case, red fruits, strawberries, raspberries, etc. are particularly suitable. Put simply, you have an abundance of options. Try new things, and let your creativity or personal preferences lead the way. But make an effort to foresee the outcome; only by doing so will you be able to steer clear of discordant pairings.


Butterless pancake FAQs

How do you make butterless pancakes?

To make butterless pancakes, it is necessary to use plenty of binding ingredients, such as egg whites or a high-yield flour, such as buckwheat flour.

How to make pancakes well?

The secret to making pancakes perfectly is to mix the components together, especially the egg whites, which should be mixed slowly from the bottom to the top. Additionally, it is a good idea to cook the pancake in a pan over medium heat, turning it at the appropriate moment (i.e., when bubbles develop on the sides).

What to pair with pancakes for breakfast?

There are many different toppings that go well with pancakes for breakfast. Good fresh fruit, jam, or maple syrup, for instance, are all fantastic.

How many calories are in a pancake?

According to the doses that the recipe suggests and the ingredients involved, a single pancake should provide around 150 kcal. We are therefore talking about a very light breakfast.

Do we have any pancake recipes? Of course, yes!

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