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Avocado Blueberry Pancakes | Gluten-Free & Dairy Free

by Capri Lilly

Have you been searching for an easy pancake recipe? Do you want to make healthy pancakes or fancy pancakes for breakfast or brunch? Well, search no more! Here you will find the best pancake recipe that is super easy to follow, and offers superfood nutrients! Ever had Avocado Blueberry Pancakes? Well, Blueberries and Avocados are both superfoods, so you are in for an incredibly nutrient-rich delicious breakfast treat!

Why Avocados?

Avocados are one of the most incredible superfoods there is. They have about 20 vitamins & minerals in every serving, including potassium (which helps control blood pressure), lutein (which is good for your eyes) and folate (which is crucial for cell repair and during pregnancy). (1)

Avocados also are a good source of vitamins B, C and E, which helps your body fight off disease and infection, and fiber, which helps you feel full longer. (1)

Avocados are a great source of fat— the good fat! Monounsaturated fat, which aids in lowering bad cholesterol. (2)

I literally put avocado on EVERYTHING! It’s perfect as a topping for eggs, salads, chicken, wraps. Of course, it’s amazing as a dip: guacamole or avocado hummus. And it’s a great alternative for mayo; just spread avocado on your sandwich instead!

But, here’s one dish that many people do not think to add avocado to: PANCAKES!

Have you ever tried Avocado in your pancake mix? It’s incredible! It makes the pancakes even more fluffy and loads it up with amazing nutrients. The avocado in the pancakes is hardly detectable, it has absolutely no taste. However, it does make for a creamier pancake batter and sometimes a cool green color (with the more avocado you use).

How to Make Avocado Pancake Batter?

Making Avocado Pancakes is just as easy as making regular pancakes. The biggest difference is in the avocado, which you have to be sure to use a soft, ripe avocado. If you have a blender available, mixing the ingredients is incredibly easy. Simply combine all of the liquid ingredients in the blender, and then stir this mixture into the dry ingredients. That’s it, that simple! (Or you can add all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix by hand)

The flavor is impeccable! Soft, fluffy, delicious pancakes with an added boost of superfood nutrients.

Tip: Store avocados at room temperature, keeping in mind that they can take 4 to 5 days to ripen. To speed up the ripening process, put them in a paper bag along with a banana. When the outside skins are black or dark purple and are a bit softer, they’re ready to eat or refrigerate.

When to add the fruit to your pancake?

In this recipe, I add blueberries to my pancakes, but you can add whatever fruit you like, raspberries, strawberries, shredded apples. Whether on top or inside, fruit makes pancakes even sweeter and enjoyable.

Some people like to add their fruit to the pancake batter. I find it best to add the fruit directly onto the pancake while it is cooking. Simply pour the batter onto a pan over medium-low heat. Then, add your fruit fillings while the first side is cooking. I’ve found that this is the best way to ensure you don’t have gaping holes in your pancakes or damp fruit that leaves the surrounding pancake batter undone.

What to use as toppings for pancakes?

My favorite topping for these pancakes is simply a dollop of cashew yogurt (or Greek yogurt if you do not mind the dairy) and a tablespoon or two of maple syrup… MOUTHWATERING! It’s an incredible combination.

I also like to add some fresh blueberries and strawberries on top. Fresh fruit makes for the best toppings and is healthy too!

And of course, I sometimes add caramelized apples, which makes these pancakes taste out of this world! You can find my Caramelized Apples and Pear recipe in my Apple Cinnamon Pancakes Post.

Resources: 

  1. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/12-proven-benefits-of-avocado

  2. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/in-depth/cholesterol/art-20045192

Avocado Blueberry Pancakes | Gluten-Free

Capri Lilly | GFB

Avocado BlueBerry Pancakes

  • prep time: 10
  • cook time:5
  • total time: 15

Servings: 3 (makes 6 pancakes)

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup Almond Milk (or your favorite milk)
  • 2 Cups Gluten Free All Purpose Flour (or regular flour-mine are gluten free)
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp Date Syrup (If you do not have date syrup, try maple syrup or honey)
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda (if needed)

Instructions:

  1. Mix dry ingredients together
  2. Blend wet ingredients in blender
  3. Pour avocado mixture into dry mix.
  4. Whisk thoroughly
  5. Pour 1/4-1/2 cup onto a warm pan over medium low heat. Cook for 1-2 minutes in each side, adding blueberries to one side during the cooking process

Nutrition:

  • Serving: 3
  • Fat: 33.7g
  • Calories: 678
  • Protien 9.3g

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