Cashew Pancakes (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Low Sugar)

I have some food intolerances and so do many of my clients. I’ve done a lot of experimenting with recipes to ensure that I can still enjoy the foods I love without the ingredients that disagree with my body.

These pancakes have become a family favorite at my home. They are a delicious, gluten-free, dairy-free, low sugar alternative to traditional pancakes. You can make them with or without the chocolate chips. Consider substituting blueberries or other fruits for the chocolate chips.

Cashew Pancakes (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Low Sugar)
2 bananas – smushed
2 egg whites – lightly beaten
1 tbsp vanilla
1/4 c. almond milk
1 c. cashew meal  
1/2 c. chocolate chips
1 tbsp olive oil
Directions: Smush bananas in a mixing bowl. In the same bowl, mix together lightly beaten egg whites, vanilla and almond milk. Add cashew meal and mix together. Fold in chocolate chips. Add olive oil to a frying pan over medium heat. Drop batter into pan, making each pancake the size of a silver dollar. Flip pancake to the second side after a couple of minutes. Fry until the pancakes are cooked all the way through. Top with your favorite topping. Makes 12 silver dollar sized pancakes.

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Alison Ross is the founder of Center for Eating Recovery in Agoura Hills, California. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in eating and body image. Alison was inspired to start the Center after healing her relationship with food and her body. Her mission is to help others rise above the obsessive and self-hating diet mentality in our culture to find true health through empowerment, awareness, love and self-care. The Center offers treatment for eating and body image problems across the spectrum including food addiction, binge-eating, emotional overeating, yo-yo dieting, bulimia and anorexia.