Chocolate Chip Cornmeal Pancakes for Gluten Free Gamers
These incredibly easy to make cornmeal gluten free chocolate pancakes are my very own recipe discovered through rigorous experimentation and an almost super-human dedication to pouring chocolate pieces into cornmeal batter. These pancakes not only taste good, they will assuage your chocolate cravings long enough to allow you to make it to your next checkpoint - a vat of molten milk chocolate that would make Augustus Gloop cry.
I realize that I'm pushing the boundaries of 'gamer' stuff here, but you know what? Who cares. Some gamers are gluten intolerant, and most of us love chocolate, because loving chocolate is the primary signifier that one is human. When the cyborgs and the androids get so good that we have trouble detecting them with technological systems, rabid responses to the procuring of chocolate will be what saves humanity. You mark my words. Mark them!
You'll notice that there aren't a lot of fancy ingredients here. I'm not telling you that you need xanthan gum, rice flour or ground flax. These sorts of ingredients are probably handy to have if you can get your hands on them, but where I live even rice flour is a fairly exotic commodity and there's certainly none of this fancy 'xanthan' stuff to be had. So to cool these gluten free pancakes, all you need is cornmeal and other simple kitchen fixings found in most homes where someone's done the shopping recently.
This recipe makes about 6-8 pancakes, so double or triple it if you're having some kind of gluten-free get together.
You will need:
- 1 cup of cornmeal.
- 2 tsp baking powder.
- 1 tsp salt.
- 2 tbs sugar.
- 1 egg.
- 1 cup of milk.
- 2 tbs butter or butter substitute.
- Chocolate chips as you desire. I toss in half a cup or so.
How To Cook The Gluten Free Pancakes
Toss all of the above ingredients into a bowl. (Melt the butter first, otherwise you'll have chunks and an unsatisfying pancake experience.) Once everything is well mixed, heat up a pan or griddle to medium low heat and start slinging the pancakes on there. They take between 1 - 3 minutes to cook each.
PRO TIP: You'll know when to turn the pancake because air bubbles will start appearing all over the surface of the uncooked side and it will start to look firmer. If the bottom burns before this happens, you have your pan set too high.