Paleo Aebleskivers (Low-FODMAP, Paleo + Gluten-free)

Every year during the summer my small hometown celebrates a Scandinavian festival in the middle of August. My family and I dance traditional folk dances twice a day in the heat, in full traditional costumes. It is something we look forward to every year, it's almost like a second Christmas. Speaking of Christmas, the Danish have a traditional Christmas dish called an aebleskiver which means "pancake puff" in Danish. It is served with jam, apple sauce, powdered sugar and more. This recipe is an adaptation that is served at our festival for the last 57 years. They're better than ordinary pancakes! Trust me!

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4 eggs whites

2 egg yolks

3 tablespoons maple syrup

4 tablespoons butter, melted

13.5 oz. coconut milk, canned

2 teaspoons almond extract

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar

¼ teaspoon cardamom

½ teaspoon salt

300 grams cassava flour, about 2 cups (weighing matters!) (I use Otto's Naturals)

3.5 oz water

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In a bowl whisk egg yolks, maple syrup, butter, coconut milk, extracts, baking soda, apple cider vinegar, cardamom, and salt. Get the pan heating over medium heat. Fluff cassava flour with fork then measure out one cup (150g), repeat for one more cup of flour. Whisk together, then slowly whisk in 3.5 oz of water to loosen the batter. Whip eggs whites to stiff peaks and fold in to mixture.

Butter each hole of your pan so the batter will turn easily, you will need additional butter for each batch. Fill each hole to just under the rim with batter, let cook for 2 minutes then turn using a skewer or tooth pick. The turning process is this: turn 90 degrees, then rotate and turn 90 degrees again in a clockwise direction, after approx.  1 minutes of cooking turn again onto the last open side of the aebleskiver. Three turns of an aebleskiver should make a ball.

*Notes- If you dont have an Abelskiver pan regular pancakes can be made from this batter as well.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yields: 30 Aebleskivers