Pretty much every single day since I began this project, my three-year-old has told me we should make gluten-free pancakes in the crockpot (yup, she labels everything gluten-free when asking for food).
And like any good mom, I've ignored her for five-and-a-half months.
But, good ol' Trader Joe's. They now have their own brand of gluten-free pancake mix. And what better way to test it out, than in the crockpot.
The Ingredients.the stuff you need to make pancakes.
Follow the directions listed on the back of your pancake mix package. If you're all fancy-like, you could make them from scratch.
Spray the inside of your crock liberally with cooking spray, or rub butter all along the sides and bottom.
Pour your batter in, and put the lid on. Cook on high for 2 hours, then test with a knife. You'll know it's done when the top is golden-brown, pulls away from the sides, and the knife comes out clean.
Cut into wedges or slices, and remove with a spatula.
--knock on wood-- our pieces came out perfectly.
This was a fun and easy week day breakfast. The kids were thrilled to have pancakes before school, and I was thrilled that they could cook before they were awake and while I was getting stuff done for work and around the house.
The pieces are thick, and reminiscent of scones. They need a lot of syrup, but weren't as dry and crumbly as they could have been.
I do think we'll make these again; they were fun, easy, and different.