Monday, August 24, 2009

Flourless Pancakes!

I've been feeling uninspired in the kitchen lately. Perhaps it's been due to 95 degree weather with high humidity and no AC in our kitchen? Yep, bet that's it! Last Thursday, we got a break from the heatwave. For a late breakfast, I wanted my coconut berry pancakes. While reaching for the ingredients in my fridge, I spotted my sunflower seed butter and wanted some of that. I got the idea to try to adapt the tried and true flourless peanut butter cookie recipe (1 C peanut butter + 1 C sugar + 1 egg. Mix all together. Drop onto cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 8 minutes) into a pancake recipe. After a few tries, I think I got it right!

Flourless Pancakes (makes about 5-6 pancakes)

  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 C sunflower seed butter (unsalted, unsweetened)
  • 2 t agave
  • 1 T milk (whichever milk you can tolerate)
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/4 t baking powder
  1. Whisk the egg.
  2. Add the seed butter (room temp works best), agave, and milk and whisk to combine.
  3. Add the salt and baking powder and whisk until smooth.
  4. If the consistency is too thick for pancakes, add a bit more milk - a little goes a long way. If it's too runny, add a little more seed butter.
  5. Make them as you would any other pancakes.
Please note that if you are using a seed or nut butter that contains salt, you will probably want to omit the salt. Same goes if it's sweetened - you'll likely want to decrease or omit the agave. Honey would also work well.
Light, fluffy, and so tasty! I find that sunflower seed butter, when cooked/heated tastes very peanuty...


This post is linked to What Can I Eat That's Gluten Free posted at The Gluten Free Homemaker.


  1. Thank you, GF Gidget! You are a wiz in the kitchen, so I feel very complimented!

  2. Those look great! What a clever idea! I'm definitely curious and will have to give them a whirl!

  3. I saw these the other day and thought they looked awesome. I love flourless recipes! I usually feel so blech after eating pancakes made with gf flour. I will get some sunflower butter and give these a try. Look like a nice little meal for any time, not just breakfast. :-)


  4. Where do you find unsalted, unsweetened sunflower seed butter? I've only seen Sunbutter (sweetened). These look great!

  5. Thanks! Sunbutter does make an unsalted, unsweetened version that is also organic. It can be hard to find (hence why the picture of sunbutter to the right from Amazon is not the unsalted, unsweetened one!). My local health food store carries it. If your store carries other Sunbutter varieties, ask them to get the no salt/no sugar kind.

  6. These are so creative! I've been feeling inspired in the kitchen, but it's a) at the expense of studying for school, and b) been resulting in a lot of dud recipes.

  7. Very creative! I'll give it at try soon. Thanks for linking up.

  8. Yummy! Do you think that almond butter is the right consistency to sub the sunflower butter with?

  9. Yes, I do - you could add the milk a little at a time in case you end up needing more or less. Let me know how they work out!