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Gluten-Free Muesli Pancakes with Fresh Berries Recipe {Bob’s Red Mill Giveaway}

by Jeanette on April 8, 2013 · 46 Comments
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Gluten-Free Muesli Pancakes © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Have you ever tried Muesli? It’s a breakfast cereal mix made with uncooked rolled oats, fruit and nuts, that was actually developed around 1900 by a Swiss physician (Dr. Maximilian Bircher-Benner) for patients in his hospital, where a diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables was an essential part of therapy. Traditionally, it is enjoyed cold (soaked in yogurt, milk or fruit juice) or hot (cooked with water or milk) for breakfast.

Interesting how way back in 1900, Dr. Bircher-Benner was using whole grains, nuts, seeds and fruit as nourishment for his patients, and that today, we are seeing a resurgence of awareness around these very same foods.

In some ways, I’ve always viewed Muesli as the precursor to granola since both are made with similar ingredients. The major difference is that sugar and fat are added to most granolas, and granola is baked so it is crunchy. The end result is a cereal that is perhaps more palatable to kids and adults, but in some cases, not as healthy as one might think.

Gluten-Free Muesli Pancakes © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Recently, Bob’s Red Mill reached out for me to participate in a recipe contest using their Gluten Free Muesli. I’m always up for a challenge (my last Bob’s Red Mill challenge resulted in some spectacular Chocolate Marbled Coconut Flour Cupcakes), and although I love cold Muesli mixed with some milk overnight or in a yogurt parfait, I thought it would be fun to try adding some Muesli to pancakes for my kids’ breakfast one morning. Bob’s Red Mill’s Muesli is a unique blend of oats, raisins, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, dried apples, brown rice crisps, dry roasted soy beans, almonds, coconut and pumpkin seeds. Just one quarter cup has 2 grams fiber and 3 grams protein.

I tried mixing several gluten-free flours together in different proportions before arriving at the cup-for-cup gluten free flour mix I used for these Gluten-Free Muesli Pancakes. I’m still refining my gluten-free cup-for-cup flour blend for birthday cakes and cupcakes, but the one I used for these pancakes resulted in some pretty fluffy pancakes as you can see. These Muesli pancakes topped with fresh berries were a great way to add some extra fiber, protein and nutrients at breakfast time ;).

Gluten-Free Muesli Pancakes © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Bob’s Red Mill is running a contest this month – all you have to do is take a some pictures of how you enjoy Muesli to enter. You can find more details here. My pancakes are also in the running for a prize over at Bob’s Red Mill – so if you like these, please pop over and vote for them.

I also have a fun giveaway from Bob’s Red Mill today – one winner will win a case of Bob’s Red Mill’s Gluten-Free Muesli! That’s enough Muesli to feed you and your family breakfast more than a few times, and to give these Muesli Pancakes a whirl.

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Gluten-Free Muesli Pancake Recipe

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 8-9 pancakes

The gluten-free flour mix recipe was developed using weight as it is an easier and more accurate way to track proportions of the different flours. Feel free to use your favorite gluten-free flour mix.

Ingredients

    Gluten-Free Cup-For-Cup Flour Mix
  • 85 grams white rice flour
  • 15 grams sweet white rice flour
  • 100 grams brown rice flour
  • 100 grams potato starch
  • 80 grams tapioca starch
  • 20 grams cornstarch
  • 80 grams powdered milk
  • 6 grams xanthan gum
  • Muesli Pancakes
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup Gluten-Free Cup-For-Cup Flour Mix, or your favorite gluten-free flour blend
  • 1/2 cup Gluten-Free Muesli
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons organic sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt

Directions

  1. Beat milk, oil, and egg together in a medium bowl. Mix together flour, Muesli, baking powder, sugar and salt in another bowl. Add flour mix to wet mixture, stirring until just blended.
  2. Heat a large skillet on medium heat and lightly oil. Drop about 2 tablespoons of batter onto pan to form each pancake. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook until browned on the bottom; flip; cook other side. If pancakes are browning too quickly, reduce heat further to low (temperatures vary depending on the stove).
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Disclosure: Bob’s Red Mill provided me with product to develop this recipe.

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Comments

  1. wow! Love this! Pinned!

  2. Karmalily says:

    That’s a really interesting way to use muesli!

  3. These look like such wonderfully plump pancakes!

  4. These look so yummy! I haven’t tried muesli before and would love to. Love Bob’s Red Mill.

  5. Shari H says:

    My family loves pancakes – these sound like a fun variation.

  6. Fun idea to add muesli to pancakes! I’ve yet to try Bob’s Red Mill muesli, but hope to soon. Love the fresh berries on top!

  7. Yes, and I actually made a batch last weekend! Delicious this morning atop yogurt and fresh papaya.

  8. Ooo, I bet these have an awesome texture!

  9. Leslie L says:

    I have never tried muesli, and I didn’t know Bob’s Red Mill made a GF version! It sounds like something I would really like. I am going on a hunt for it right now!

  10. This looks like a breakfast for champions for sure! hmmm…maybe I should go make them and have 2 breakfasts today!

  11. I have tried it before and I like it!

  12. What a scrumptious pile of pancakes – I love it! Thanks for the great giveaway, Jeanette!

  13. Those pancakes look fantastic! I don’t think I’d ever get tired of these guys.

  14. I’ve made my own muesli before, but I’ve never tried it from the store.

  15. Trezlen says:

    Yes, I really like muesli!

  16. Love muesli! It makes great overnight oats :)

  17. Yum, these pancakes look so delicious and fluffy! Thanks for the great gluten-free recipe and love the addition of muesli:)

  18. Love Bob’s Red Mill products! I bet the muesli gives a great texture to the pancakes!

  19. Fantastic pancakes, Jeanette, and I love the little history lesson in muesli!

  20. My mother in law loves the stuff!

  21. They look so light and fluffy!

  22. I’ve only tried the homemade kind before

  23. Muesli is delicious.

  24. I’ve never cooked with muesli other than just plain cereal. Such an inspired idea. And hello strawberries!

  25. What a great take on both pancakes and muesli Jeanette – thanks!

  26. This looks very good. Thank you for sharing.

  27. Michelle says:

    Love me some Bob’s Red Mill! Haven’t tried the muesli but if I win I’ll be all over it.

  28. i have never actually had muesli before but would love to try it.

  29. I’ve had Muesli before, and loved it, and even tried (and failed) to make pancakes with it before! Yours look delicious!

  30. I voted for your recipe with the name Jeffrey, Good Luck!

  31. I’ve never tried it but would love to. I eat oatmeal for breakfast every morning and have been have with all of the Bob’s Red Mill products I have tried. Thanks for the opportunity to score some!

  32. I get your emails at jefflammers at rocketmail dot com.

  33. I haven’t had muesli since I was a kid. I should give it a try.

  34. Caroline says:

    Never tried Muesli before but have always wanted to!

  35. The only kind of muesli I’ve ever tried before was actually from Bob’s Red Mill, and it was great!

  36. I’m really not sure.. If I did it was a really long time ago.

  37. Oh, I have used it for many years. Love the textures and variations in the different mixes. My family is such a fan of Bob’s Red Mills. We enjoy so many of the products and their display is the first place I head for when we shop at Marc’s. :)

  38. I have tried it and its delicious.

  39. Natalie S says:

    I’ve never tried muesli, but would love to!

  40. yes and I love it

  41. I am completely boring and love to eat Muesli right out of the bag! :) Love your recipe!

  42. I’ve never had true muesli before, but I’ve tried some homemade ones. It’s sweet and oh so good and it feels like a treat, but it’s healthy to boot!

  43. This looks amazingly healthy and delicious! :D

  44. I’ve never tried muesli before, but it sure looks tasty!

  45. Voted for yr muesli pancakes! They definitely deserves to b won! :D

  46. I would definitely buy these! Look delish!:-)

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