Pigs in a Blanket is simply a fun way to serve pancakes and sausages. It could be a fun Father’s Day breakfast or a simple weekend tradition. If you don’t have a pancake griddle you need one, it can be used for many things but making pancakes is very simple with a pancake griddle. The gluten free sausages seem readily available so then it’s all about the pancakes.
Do you have a pancake recipe you love?
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If not then create a breakfast table discussion about the perfect pancake. Should it be thick and fluffy or thin and crepe-like? Should it be grainy with a bit of chew or white and smooth like you remember them as a child? There is no right answer but this question could inspire you to have a little weekend fun trying recipes and enjoying a homemade breakfast together.
If you have read a few of my posts you may know that I don’t buy mixes. For me a store bought mix includes ingredients I already have in my kitchen so only complicates my already full pantry. If you have a pancake mix that works for everyone in your house that’s great news. Enjoy it.
If not, let the pancake search continue.
You may need to buy a few new flours, you may need to try a few recipes. Once you decide what kind of pancakes you want it gets easier. I’m pretty sure you can find your perfect pancake in less than ten recipes. In my opinion, all that effort will be worth it for years to come. Years of flipping flapjacks, family breakfasts, pigs in a blanket, pancake eating contests and perhaps a very tall, layered pancake cake.
I made this recipe using my own gluten free flour mix and did a little recipe testing at the same time. Here’s how.
I cut the recipe in half so it requires only one egg for one cup of gluten free flour. That way I was able to make the exact same recipe and adjust the flour. For example you could use 1 cup of a gluten free flour mix for one batch of pancakes but in the other recipe use ¾ cup of gluten free flour mix and ¼ cup oat flour (or teff, buckwheat or almost any flour you want to try). This side-by-side comparison works well for me and I am often surprised that I can’t tell the difference.
I think this is an easy straightforward way to learn to use different flours and become a little more confident adjusting recipes. If you eat a gluten free diet or live with someone who does this is a life long skill that will serve you well. Not only for the times you are out of a certain flour but also so you can adjust your tried and true recipes as you learn more about gut health and all the gluten free flour options available.
Whether you make Pigs in a Blanket or simply stack your pancakes high, weekend breakfasts should be enjoyable for the whole family. Serve them with Canadian maple syrup or your favourite topping.
I’d love to hear what flour you decided was right for your perfect pancake.
|1 cup gluten free flour mix* (I used my flour mix)|
|1 Tbsp sugar|
|¾ tsp baking powder|
|¾ tsp baking soda|
|¼ tsp xanthan gum|
|¼ tsp salt|
|1 Tbsp butter, melted|
|1–1½ cups buttermilk (OR 1% milk mixed with 1 Tbsp vinegar OR just 1% milk)|
|COOKING & SERVING – vegetable oil, toothpicks and maple syrup|
|PIGS IN A BLANKET - 12 small GF breakfast sausages, cooked|