Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Yeast, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
There is nothing quite like the smell of fresh bread or cinnamon rolls baking in the oven.
I grew up with a mom that made homemade bread, pizza crust, cinnamon rolls, and all kinds of other recipes that require yeast. Fresh bread and yeast were a staple in my mom’s kitchen.
Because my mom baked bread often, I grew up watching her use yeast in all kinds of recipes. So yeast was not a new to me, but I was still a bit concerned the first few times I made a recipe using yeast. I was worried that something would go wrong or that I would ruin the yeast.
I quickly learned though that using yeast is not as intimidating as it seems. It really is quite easy to use, especially with Fleischmann’s products like rapid rise yeast.
Homemade dough really is not hard at all to make and the taste is far better than store bought bread products. Homemade tastes best. If you have never made homemade bread, pizza dough, or cinnamon rolls I encourage you to give it a try. You will love it.
A tip that I learned from my mom when it comes to working with bread dough, and that I also saw on the Fleischmann’s Yeast website, is a tip for making sure that your dough has risen the right amount. After the dough has risen press the tips of two fingers lightly and quickly about 1/2 inch into the dough. If the impression you made stays, the dough is doubled.
One of the recipes that I remember my mom using yeast in the most was actually not a bread recipe, it was her sourdough pancakes. She made her sourdough pancakes almost every weekend when I was a kid and it is still her favorite pancake recipe to make.
Pancakes are not an item you often think of containing yeast, but it makes the pancakes so good. I love making pancakes that call for yeast in them. The texture and flavor is delicious!
If you have never used yeast in your cooking or baking, pancakes are a great place to start. They are simple to make and hard to mess up. If you have been afraid of trying anything with yeast in it, give yeast raised pancakes a try.
Because I love yeast raised pancakes so much I was excited to see a recipe for beginner’s buttermilk pancakes on the Fleischmann’s website. As soon as I saw them I knew I wanted to give them a try in a gluten free version so that my whole family could enjoy them.
Pancakes also make a great holiday breakfast as well. So this is the perfect recipe for my 30 Days of Christmas Recipes series.
One of the ways I love to make pancakes special for the holidays is to serve them with fruit toppings and whipped cream. My kids love it when I serve pancakes like that for a special breakfast treat.
Today I am sharing my gluten free version of this recipe, but I know not all of you are gluten free, so be sure to check out the original recipe that I adapted these from. For those needed a gluten free version these are a must make. They are an easy and delicious gluten free breakfast.
Easy Gluten Free Buttermilk Pancakes
- 1 1/2 cups white rice flour
- 1/2 cup potato starch
- 1/3 cup tapioca starch
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 packet Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Yeast
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 egg, beaten
- Combine white rice flour, potato starch, tapioca starch, sugar, yeast, and baking soda.
- In a microwavable bowl combine milk and oil. Heat on high for 15 seconds increments or until mixture is very warm, but not hot to touch. About 120 degrees.
- Add warm milk mixture and egg to dry ingredients and stir just until blended.
- Cover bowl with plastic wrap or towel and let rise for 10-15 minutes.
- Lightly grease a griddle or pan and heat to a medium high heat.
- Stir batter and pour 1/4 cup batter onto hot griddle or pan.
- Cook until surface is bubbly. Turn pancakes over and cook on remaining side until golden brown.
There’s a sense of pride in sharing something you’ve baked from scratch. With
Fleischmann’s Yeast, you won’t be afraid to find your creativity in the kitchen or even get your apron a little dirty. Baking with yeast this holiday season can be as easy as pre-heating the oven. To find out more, visit foodnetwork.com/holidaybaking.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of ACH. The opinions and text are all mine.