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Backpacker Magazine – September 2009

Recipe: Blueberry-Hazelnut Rice Flour Pancakes

This gluten-free variation on the traditional recipe serves up superlight cakes.

by: JoAnn Winberg, Nutritional analysis by Melissa Stoos-Gilroy

Blueberry-Hazlenut Rice Flour Pancakes (Justin Bailie)
Blueberry-Hazlenut Rice Flour Pancakes (Justin Bailie)

video iconVIDEO: Camp Cakes Made Easy
Our Trail Chef demonstrates how to whip up a batch of gourmet flapjacks.

1 1/4 cup rice flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups water
1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts
1/4 cup fresh or dried blueberries
2 tablespoons canola oil

At Home
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and hazelnuts in a large zip-top bag (plus blueberries, if you're using dried).

In Camp
Combine dry ingredients with water and oil (plus blueberries, if you're using fresh) in a medium-size bowl. Heat a lightly greased skillet over medium flame. Spoon three tablespoons of batter onto skillet; cook two to three minutes per side until browned.

Prep time 5 min

Cook time 6 min

Price $1.44 per serving

Weight 7.5 ounces per serving

Serves 3

Calories 372
Fat 16 g
Carbs 49 g
Protein 5 g



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Ruthann
Jul 02, 2014

Great idea for eggless trail pancakes! I found using only rice flour is a little too sticky, however. The pancakes turned out to be a scrambled mush with a consistency that never seemed to finish cooking. I ended up using half rice flour and half sorghum flour, which worked perfectly! (For non gluten free folks, regular flour would work fine in place of sorghum.)

susan
Oct 14, 2011

try adding a bit of pumpkin pie spice and some chopped toasted pine nuts and a tablespoon or so of pumpkin- may need to add a bit more flour. omit hazelnuts and blueberries for this variation. You can pretoast and cool the pine nuts and add in with dry ingredients

susan
Oct 14, 2011

rice flour makes em stick together, no need for eggs- will need to cook in oil or on a nonstick pan. Oddly, my aluminum pan works better than my stainless one for this sort of thing

JMB
Aug 18, 2011

No eggs in this recipe seems a bit odd for pancakes... but sounds delicious!

susan
Jan 25, 2011

please print

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