*Adopted with permission from the Institute of Functional Medicine
For more information on eating a Hypo-Allergenic Diet see the end of the post.
Makes approximately 14 (4-inch) pancakes.
- 1 1/3 cups rice flour
- 1⁄2 cup oat or millet flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1⁄2 tsp. baking soda
- 1⁄4 tsp. salt
- 1 Tbsp. apple butter
- 1 Tbsp. Safflower or sesame oil
- Egg Replacer to equal 2 eggs* (Refer below for recipe)
- 1 1⁄2 cups almond, oat, or rice milk
- 1 1⁄2 Tbsp. white vinegar
Mix the almond or rice milk with the vinegar and allow them to stand for 5 minutes until curdles form. Mix dry ingredients together and set aside. In large mixing bowl, beat apple butter, oil, egg, and milk. Add dry mixture and stir gently. Be careful not to overmix. Serve with Sautéed Apples** (Refer below for recipe).
*Egg Replacer - equals one egg
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 Tbsp. whole or ground flaxseed
Place the water and flaxseed together and allow to gel for about 5 minutes. This mixture will bind patties, meat loaves, cookies and cakes as well as eggs do, but it will not leaven like eggs for souffles or sponge cakes. Increase amounts accordingly for additional egg replacement.
**Sautéed Apples - Serves 2
- 2 apples, washed
- 1⁄2 Tbsp. safflower oil or canola oil
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 2-3 Tbsp. apple juice
Thinly slice apples and sauté in oil until softened. Add cinnamon and apple juice and simmer, stirring, uncovered for a few more minutes.
What is eating a Hypo-Allergenic Diet?
Hypo-Allergenic is also known as Oligoantigenic or Elimination diet.
This means that we avoid eating the most common ingredients that cause people inflammation and digestive issues. IT IS NOT A DIET TO LOSE WEIGHT. It should be viewed more as a food sensitivity TEST.
The top 5 offenders include: wheat, dairy, corn, soy, and eggs.
Note that some of the foods on the list are very nutritious, so if you are not sensitive to the food, bring them back into your diet (ie. eggs).
Also remember, many gluten-free and dairy-free foods may not be healthy. Just because they remove those ingredients does not mean they haven’t replaced them with other poorer quality ingredients.
Try and stay away from packaged, canned, processed and deep fried foods. And be cautious of dehydrated and dried foods for they often contain added sugars and preservatives. Raw and fresh is often your best bet for optimal health.
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