I think I have seriously gone over the edge with this one!
A friend of mine casually mentioned to me a few weeks ago that her daughter likes to eat “Pancakes on a Stick” for breakfast. I had no idea what they were, but of course I found myself with a new gluten-free challenge!
First, I needed to figure out what they were (I had an idea, but wanted to make sure). This is what I found:
So, how to make a gluten-free version of these?? A Google search brought me to this little contraption:
The Original Carnival Treat Factory! It is like a sandwich maker but for corn dogs. While I am a kitchen gadget fanatic, I usually do not like one use contraptions like this because they take up too much space, especially when it is not used very often. However, for a feat such as this, I could see no way around it (at least for the time being). I found the corn dog maker on Amazon for $17.81 plus shipping, a low enough price for me to take the bait and buy it, it was for gluten-free pancakes on a stick after all!
When it arrived on Thursday, I was beside myself with excitement. I could not wait to wake up and get to work. My gluten-free kids were going to have stars in their eyes!
So I made up some of Pamela’s Gluten-Free Pancake Batter (and added some maple extract to it…all the flavor, no added sugar!), skewered some sausage links with a lollipop stick (the corn dog maker comes with wooden skewers, but they were a little too sharp for my 2 year old… Luke would DEFINITELY poke his eye out!).
Lay the sausages that have been “skewered” on top of the first layer of pancake batter.
This is the sausage I used, I found it at Super Walmart.
Apply second layer of pancake batter, as you can see, this is a messy process!
Close the griddle and wait… about 15 minutes or so (I would open and check frequently).
I probably made a few too many, but I froze them to pull out as needed for a quick breakfast on the go.
Know what Sam said as I handed him his first pancake on a stick?
“Can I have my sausage and pancake separate please?”
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