Gluten Free Pancake Day

Why do we eat Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday? 
Pancakes are associated with the day preceding Lent because they were a way to use up rich foods such as eggs, milk, and sugar, before the fasting season of the 40 days of Lent.

The recipes for pancakes in this posting both give up something.
Serve them for breakfast or for a snack for later in the day. They will definitely satisfy a sweet tooth without having to raid the biscuit tin.

Banana Bread Pancakes with Vegan Salted Caramel Sauce
(Giving up The Dairy, and the wheat)

175 gr doves farm wheat free flour/ 3 tbs ground almond /1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp mixed spice/1/2 tsp nutmeg/3 mashed bananas/ 100ml water or milk substitute 

Mix the first five dry ingredients in a bowl. In a second bowl mash the bananas.
Mix into the dry ingredients add the water and the vinegar and let sit for five minutes.
Coat  a non stick pan with a little oil or coconut oil.
Add 3 pancakes and slice a few bananas into each one.
Turn when lightly browned on bottom
Serve topped with chopped nuts and Salted Caramel Sauce 

Vegan Salted Caramel Sauce recipe here

Skinny Pancakes with Orange or Lemon and Coconut sugar. 
(Giving up the Dairy, the wheat, white refined sugar and the calories.) Paleo

There are recipes for these amazing "Paleo Pancakes" all over the internet. The most shocking thing about them is how simple they are to make and how good they taste.
Mash 1 banana with two free range eggs and mix it up. Imagine you are making scrambled eggs
with banana. I like to add a small cap of vanilla into the mix. The mixture will be quite thin.
Melt a little coconut oil in to a pan add a small ladle of the mix and cook gently for a couple of minutes on
each side. Serve with a squeeze of orange or lemon and coconut sugar.