Gluten-Free Girl Takes on Journey Cakes

In keeping with the Thanksgiving theme this week, I’ve decided to include a Gluten-Free recipe provided to me by one of my fabulous nieces.

She’s studying the Wampanaog Indians in school. Yesterday, she made a pouch out of a brown paper lunch sack. The pouch was made in the style the Wampanaogs would have used centuries ago when traveling.

The purpose was to carry needed items in the large part of the of the bag while the smaller pouch held Journey Cakes.

These cakes, similar to modern-day Johnny Cakes or pancakes, were made of ground cornmeal. The consistency of the cakes is similar to crepes but slightly thicker.

The Journey cake and its pouch are a great way to provide a hands-on learning for children. Best of all, with a little syrup, the kids will happily eat up this nutritious snack.

Journey Cakes

1 Large Egg

1 1/2 C Milk

3/4 – 1 C Organic, Gluten-Free Cornmeal

1 tsp Sugar

1 tsp Salt

Preheat griddle.

In small bowl, combine dry ingredients. In large bowl, mix milk and egg until blended, then add dry mixture. Batter will be thin when blended.

Pour large spoonfuls of batter onto greased griddle as you would pancakes. When batter bubbles and edges brown, flip over. Cook on other side.

Yield: About 20 Journey Cakes

Happy Thanksgiving!


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