Dandelion Flower Cornmeal Pancakes

This dandelion flower pancake recipe really is my version of pancakes as you will notice that it has no milk or eggs in it.  I developed it when I was unable to eat eggs or milk at all due to food sensitivities.  Interestingly whenever I make these pancakes no one seems to notice the lack of these two ingredients.

This is perhaps one of the only recipes that have wheat flour in it at this moment. I heard that this type of wheat is healthy for those of us who are not able to eat gluten. It didn’t seem to cause any problems in me. I apologize if this doesn’t work with you. I am working on a wheatless version. Here is a link to a gluten-free pancake recipe.

Dandelion flowers are a source of antioxidants and they help relieve depression.  They also help with pain from headaches,  backaches,  stomach cramps, and menstrual cramps.  Dandelion petals also contain Vitamin A and Vitamin B12 which are also good the eyes.

Cornmeal is a delicious gluten-free grain that has been around for centuries.  There are so many recipes from grits and polenta to porridge and tortillas.  It is a great source of fiber, has cancer-fighting properties, protein, and is cholesterol-free. It is made from ground dried corn; when it’s finely ground it is corn flour. The coarser ground corn is cornmeal; it has a little of the husk and germ of the corn kernel.

Brown Rice Flour has become a staple in my baking adding fiber and nutrition.   It assists in weight loss, helps reduce cholesterol, and balances energy.  It is low cost and adds a somewhat dry gritty crumbly texture.

Delicious chickpeas also are known as garbanzo beans are a superfood full of health benefits and are a culinary healthy treat! Add chickpeas to your salads, soups, and stews adding high nutritional value to your meals and a very good protein too. Learn more: Chickpeas are Full of Amazing Health Benefits

Almond oil has a high smoke point making it great for stir-frying and sautéing. It is good for High Heat Up To 460F.  What I like about it is that it has a light, clean flavor that does not alter the taste of the foods I am using it to cook with.

Himalayan Salt is actually good for you! 100% NATURAL PINK & CERTIFIED: Sherpa Pink Himalayan Salt is is Kosher Certified, Non-GMO, and does not contain any MSG, Soy, Gluten, Dairy, or anti-caking agents.

Dandelion flower cornmeal pancakes

This dandelion flower pancake recipe really is my version of pancakes as you will notice that it has no milk or eggs in it.  I developed it when I was unable to eat eggs or milk at all due to food sensitivities.  Interestingly whenever I make these pancakes no one seems to notice the lack of these two ingredients.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword cornmeal, cornmeal pancakes, dandelion flower, Gluten-free, pancakes, Vegan, vegetarian
Author Diana Herrington

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/4 cup garbanzo bean flour
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup dandelion syrup see recipe link below
  • 1/2 cup dandelion flowers yellow part only
  • almond oil as needed

Instructions

  • Mix dry ingredients together.
  • Make a well in the center of dry ingredients.
  • Pour water into the center.
  • Mix together with a large wooden spoon.
  • Mix only until moistened – taking care not to over mix (small lumps are normal).
  • Pour 1/4 to 1/3 cup of the batter into a hot oiled frying pan.
  • Fry on medium heat.
  • Turn when bubbles form on top and brown the other side.
  • Serve with dandelion syrup which you will have to make ahead of time.

Notes

I use healthy Ingredients: cornmeal, dandelion syrup, dandelion flowers.
Serve with dandelion syrup which you will have to make ahead of time.
* This is for an egg-free vegan recipe, learn more about Eggs Substitutes.

* This is for an egg-free vegan recipe, learn more about Eggs Substitutes.

Other recipes with dandelion flowers:

Dandelion FlowerSyrup
Dandelion Flower Syrup is Delicious

 Dandelion Flower Syrup -You can taste the unique sweetness from the yellow petals. Dandelion flower syrup is a great treat from your weeds and it is so easy to make.

 Dandelion Flower Cordial  – The word cordial sounds tasty, and it’s very appropriate in this case!This dandelion flower cordial a tasty refreshing beverage on a summer day. It is very easy to make too.

 And a Tasty Gluten-free Pancake Recipe -These gluten-free vegan cornmeal pancakes are still delicious without the milk or eggs. The good news is that if you are honoring Lent you can still eat them. Whenever I make these pancakes no one seems to notice the lack of those two ingredients even those who are not following a dairy-free diet or not needing to be gluten-free or vegan.

More Dandelion Recipes

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Dandelion Root Coffee

Dandelion TeaMade with the leaves — this is perhaps the easiest and fastest way to use a dandelion.  You can easily make a dandelion tea from drying the leaves from the plants which are full of nutrition.

Dandelion SmoothieAfter almost passing out from a dandelion smoothie, Randy gives some practical tips to keep your dandelion smoothie palatable.  Make a healthy but still drinkable smoothie.

Roasted dandelion roots make for a tasty vegan beverage in the form of Dandelion Root Coffee.  It provides that coffee flavor but with all of the health benefits from this nutritious root.

Diana Herrington

Diana has been writing about natural health and wellness for over 20 years. Having used foods to heal her own body, she now shares her wisdom with others.

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  • Okay, so I’ve never cooked with dandelions before. When you say, the yellow part, do you just pluck out the yellow flower pedals from the stem until you get 1/4 cup?