Now, there are some that think eating lavender is 'weird,' or they think it's 'like eating perfume.' I, am not one of those people. In fact, I would go far as to say that I love the taste of lavender. Plus, it's ridiculously good for you.
So, I made these pancakes the other night for a quick bite to eat the next day while at work. I'm pretty sure that I said out-loud "whoa, these are frickin' delicious!" Yeah...
Lavender Lemon Pancakes
1 egg, cage-free/organic
1/3 cup applesauce
1/2 cup white rice flour
Dash of cardamom
Pinch of sea salt
1/4 cup oat milk *
2 tbls fresh lemon juice
Pinch of dried lavender flowers
1 tsp baking powder
Coat a large skillet with some coconut oil (extra virgin/unrefined or your favorite oil) and heat on medium.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl whip the egg and applesauce together. Add in the rice flour, cardamom, sea salt and oat milk, stir well. Next, add in the lemon juice and lavender then the baking powder. Mix thoroughly until all ingredients are well incorporated.
Pour ~ 4 pancakes in the the skillet. Heat about 3-4 minutes on one side (or until tops begin to 'bubble.' Flip, and heat on the other side for about 3 minutes or until they begin to brown.
I like to flip on each side for about another minute just for good measure.
I was not expecting this to be so good. I even said in my Facebook post that they are the best pancakes that I have ever made. True story.
Now, to make this a bread:
4 egg whites, cage-free/organic (reserve yolks)
2 egg yolks
3/4 cup applesauce
1 cup white rice flour
1/2 cup oats (certified gluten free)
Heavy dash of cardamom
Dash of sea salt
1/2 cup oat milk *
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
Dash of dried lavender flowers
2 tsp baking powder
Coat a bread loaf pan (I used glass) with extra virgin/unrefined coconut oil (or oil of your choice).
Whip the egg whites until they begin to froth but do not whip them so that they are white. Set aside.
Combine the egg yolks and applesauce. Add in the rice flour, oats, cardamom and salt. Mix well then add in the remaining ingredients and stir until all ingredients are well incorporated.
Bake at 350 for 25 minutes, cover with foil and bake for another 25 minutes. Remove the foil and bake uncovered for another 10 minutes.
* If you have a significant allergy/intolerance to gluten, be sure to check the label on your oat milk as there is potential for gluten-cross contamination.