Sunday Pancakes!

In San Francisco, Sunday = brunch. As fun as that scene can be in a city full of foodies and #glutenfree #cleaneaters, let’s not forget the joys you can whip up in your own kitchen!

I’ve been in a pancake mood recently. I’ve been exclusively using Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Pancake Mix. Let me know your own recommendations for gf pancakes. Here’s what I’ve come up with, in no particular order:

1. The Basic w/ Protein

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OK, maybe it’s not so basic. Every time I make Bob’s Pancake Mix, I include a sliced-up banana in the batter, along with a tablespoon of cocoa powder— surprise! I topped these with hardened coconut cream from the fridge; I can’t believe it’s not butter. Hehe. The coconut taste is actually not that strong, so it’s a great butter substitute! I’ve been using this coconut cream from Trader Joe’s. I also use it to make dairy-free chocolate mousse, like I did for Thanksgiving dessert. I put a crazy-rich slab of Ghirardelli 100% cocoa atop the coconut butter. I always have those Trader Joe’s Sweet Chicken Apple sausages on hand for protein cravings.

 

2. Summer Berry Blast Pancake

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Again the batter of course has bananas and coca powder.  I’ve topped the pancake with coconut cream again, which melted theatrically down the pancake’s side this time (nom nom). I defrosted my ever-ready stash of Safeway’s frozen mixed berries and tossed those on top. They are really not sweet (according to me), so I drizzled the whole production with honey! (Peanut butter goes great atop this particular pancake!)

3. Cherry Chocolate Almond Butter Bliss Pancakes

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Pancake #3 may be my personal fave. I went heavy on the cocoa powder and added a tbsp of almond butter to the batter. Almond butter serves as a great butter atop this pancake along with hardened coconut cream. I topped with Safeway’s Frozen Cherries that I always have on-hand in the freezer. I always keep slivered almonds in the cupboard, too.

4. The Classic Banana Pancake

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I’m thinking in the future that melty chocolate chips will go great inside this one. Even with bananas in the batter, I topped with sliced banana, shredded coconut from Trader Joe’s, and sprinkled Trader Joe’s chia seeds. I drizzled with organic maple syrup.

I have a can of organic pumpkin sitting in the pantry. My next mission — gluten-free pumpkin pancakes! I’ll let you know how that goes. I may even sneak in some dark chocolate chips!

Happy Sunday Pancake day! I hope you feel inspired to pass on going out for brunch today and have fun coming up with your own creations!

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2 Comments on “Sunday Pancakes!”

  1. Martha LaValette March 15, 2015 at 16:45 #

    I can’t stand it. My mouth is watering.

    • Marisa LaValette March 15, 2015 at 19:38 #

      Get cookin’ in that big kitchen! You’ve seen the shoebox I cook in!

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