Easy Gluten Free Superfruit Pancakes

I HAVE A VERY EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT!

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Earlier this year I joined Barlean’s Blogger Team! I first discover Barlean’s last spring at the Natural Products Expo West and I have been obsessed with the brand ever since.

One of the many reasons I’m very excited to join the team is because they’re all about being creative & healthy!

So this month in partnership with their #Brunchwithbarleans campaign I decided to create the most scrumptious gluten free pancakes with Barlean’s Superfruit Blend & Organic Coconut Oil!

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I honestly don’t think I’ve ever been so in love with a pancake! These puffy cakes are seriously out of this world & super simple to make!

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup gluten free flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 Tbsp Barlean’s Superfruit Blend
  • 1/2 Tbsp Barlean’s Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg

TOPPINGS (optional)

  • ground cinnamon and/or pumpkin pie spice
  • chopped bananas

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INSTRUCTIONS

  1. To a large mixing bowl, add all dry ingredients and whisk to combine.
  2. Next melt coconut oil in microwave. 15 seconds should do the trick. Then add the rest of the ingredients together. Let batter rest for 5 minutes while you preheat your cooking surface.
  3. Preheat a large skillet on medium heat on the stove stop. You want the surface to be hot but not piping hot.
  4. Lightly grease your griddle with Barlean’s Coconut Oil & pour 1/4 cup measurments of batter onto the skillet. There should be 3 pancakes. Flip when bubbles appear in the middle and the edges turn slightly dry.
  5. Cook for 3-4 minutes more on the other side and/or golden.
  6. Top with bananas, syrup & pumpkin pie spice or whatever your heart desires!
  7. ENJOY šŸ™‚

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If you make these pancakes, be sure to let me know! Leave a comment or take a picture and tag itĀ #wanderlustbakerĀ on Instagram so I can see itĀ šŸ˜˜

6 Whey-Free Protein Bars to Try

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No way to WHEY!

Earlier this year I realized that I had serious bloating issues whenever I ate Whey (TMI) However itĀ made absolutely no sense because it was supposed to safeĀ for people who are lactose free…

Cue Detective Sam – I soon discovered an article on milk protein intolerance and it all made sense. Whey is made from the milk protein isolate which is what my body can’t handle.

So if you are suffering from severe bloating after eating Whey as well as any other source of dairy, you too may actually have a milk protein intolerance instead of the commonly heard of lactose intoleranceĀ or milk allergy.

What’s even crazier is if you have a milk protein intolerance you may also suffer from anemia, which I do! REMINDER:Ā I’m not a real Dr. Sam so while my father wishes otherwise,Ā please consult with a professional before making any serious changes to your diet.

Anyways… back to the protein bars! So the other day when @fit_pham posted about different types of protein bars, I thought I would do some of my own investigating and find Whey-Free, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER Protein Bar because they are often far and few in-between.

Some were good, some were great and some were HORRIBLE!
These areĀ my Top 6 FAVORITES!
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*Please note this research was done with only trying Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars! If you are looking for other favors, I’d also recommend RXBARĀ Protein Bars because they are seriously delicious and are made with few ingredients and are all natural!

And if you’d like to learn more about Milk Protein Intolerance please read below and explore all that Google has to offer šŸ™‚

Milk protein intolerance

Milk protein intolerance is thought to affect well over 40% of the population. Milk (protein) intolerance causes a delayed response, taking up to 3 days to cause symptoms, and can result in a wide range of chronic symptoms such as irritable bowel (IBS), bloating, constipation, migraines, headaches, runny nose, sinusitis, lethargy, skin rashes, eczema and low mood. These delayed reactions to milk proteins are easily tested for by measuring milk-specific IgG antibodies in blood. This food-specific IgG test does not test for milk allergy or lactose intolerance though and it is not available on the NHS.

If you have milk allergy or milk protein intolerance then you should avoid all animal milks as the milks from cows, sheep and goats are all very similar. However, if you have lactose intolerance then you can try lactose free cowā€™s milk; remember though that a lot of people suffer from both lactose intolerance and milk protein intolerance together. Luckily now there are many different alternatives to milk, as well as lactose free milk, appearing on our shelves which make managing milk intolerance and milk allergy a lot easier. There are also stringent regulations for labeling of processed foods which means that if milk or milk proteins have been used in the process then it should say on the label; checking labels is very important when it comes to allergies and intolerance.