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'instant' basic pancakes
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Contributed by: Brighid45Added: Oct 23, 2010 at 05:48 PM


This is my compliant adaptation of Alton Brown's recipe for buttermilk pancakes. You make a basic dry mix to which you add wet ingredients, just as you do with a box mix. You can use just about any compliant flour or flour blend; I prefer either spelt/oat or spelt/amaranth. These pancakes are good anytime--try them for dinner paired with lamb or turkey sausage, delicious! :)

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type B (4 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Breakfast

    BASIC DRY MIX (makes enough for 3 batches):
  • 6 cups spelt OR compliant flour/flour blend
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda (check expiration date first)
  • 3 teaspoons corn-free baking powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Sea Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar (optional)
  • 2 eggs, separated OR egg substitute
  • 2 cups buttermilk OR
  • 1 1/2 cup Greek-style yogurt thinned with water, OR
  • 2 cups nut, soy or rice milk with a little lemon juice added for tanginess
  • 4 Tablespoons melted butter, ghee or oil
  • 2 cups 'Instant' Pancake Mix, recipe above
  • butter or ghee, for greasing the pan
  • 2 cups fresh fruit such as blueberries, if desired
How to make it:
  1. Heat an electric griddle or pan to 350 degrees F.
  2. Heat oven to 200 degrees F.
  3. Separate the egg yolks from the whites.
  4. Whisk together the egg whites and the buttermilk in a small bowl.
  5. In another bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the melted butter.
  6. Combine the buttermilk mixture with the egg yolk mixture in a large mixing bowl and whisk together until thoroughly combined.
  7. Pour the liquid ingredients on top of the pancake mix. Using a whisk, mix the batter just enough to bring it together.
    Note: DON'T TRY TO WORK ALL THE LUMPS OUT. Overbeating will make your pancakes flat and tough. Check to see that the griddle is hot by placing a few drops of water onto to the griddle. The griddle is ready if the water dances across the surface.
  8. Lightly butter the griddle.
  9. Wipe off thoroughly with a paper towel,(no butter should be visible.)
    Note: Gently ladle the pancake batter onto the griddle and sprinkle on fruit if desired. When bubbles begin to set around the edges of the pancake and the griddle-side of the cake is golden, gently flip the pancakes.
  10. Continue to cook 2 to 3 minutes or until the pancake is set.
  11. Serve immediately or remove to a towel-lined baking sheet and cover with a towel.
  12. Hold in a warm place for 20 to 30 minutes.
  13. Yield: 12 pancakes

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Sea Salt1 N N N N N N N N
Egg (chicken)1 N N N B N N N N
Buttermilk1 A A A A N N A A
Spelt Flour/Products2 ,3 ,4 ,5 N N N N N N N A
Butter1 A A A A N N N N
Baking Soda  N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Beverage Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Almond Milk1 ,2 N N N N N N N A
Rice Milk3 N N B B B B N N
Soy Milk3 B N N A A N N A

Fruit/ Fruit Juice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Lemon/Lemon Juice1 B B B B N N N N

Oil Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Olive Oil1 ,4 B B B B B B B B

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Sugar (Brown/White)- N A N A N A N A

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Ghee (Clarified Butter)1 N N N B N B N N
Yogurt1 N N B N B B A A

Grain Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Amaranth- B B B B A N N N
Oat Flour2 ,5 B N B B B N N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients that contain gluten.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[4] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[5] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.

  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 23, 2010 at 06:27 PM By: Lola