Cranberry & Chocolate Autumnal Pancakes

Autumn is officially here, and with it, you’re looking at an especially happy camper.  I’ve lamented my love of and romance towards this particular season in several blog entries on Travels and Trdelnik, so I wont go into too much depth here.  For a list of enticing, awesome seasonal activities though, here you go.  A recent entry listing several hopefully interesting and inspiring ideas for readers (in addition to waxing on about my adoration of this time of year).  In the meantime though, these pancakes.

Gluten/grain free, dairy free and sugar free.  Loaded with cranberries and pumpkin, two ultra healthy ingredients.  To name a few fun facts…apparently cranberries lower your risk of cancer, help increase urinary tract health, reduce inflammation, and are great for dental health.  Pumpkin, don’t even get my started on this one.  I love it.  A couple of the supposed health benefits: pumpkin is great for joint health, reducing inflammation, helps protect the eyes, and is great for your skin- giving it a glow and preventing premature aging.

Back to the pancakes and how to make this mouthwatering dish.  Its an easy one.  I eat these several times a week (in varying flavor varieties).  I’m willing to bet after sampling them, you might be tempted towards doing the same…;-)

As a side note, for LOADS more brunching food porn, recipes and stellar spots to eat breakfast, look no further.  This article has it all.

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Sweet Potato Pancakes

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Long time, no post, I know.  With the ushering in of autumn and the beginning of October, I thought something with sweet potato would make for the perfect autumnal entrée.  This dish can wear many hats, from sweet snack, to breakfast for dinner or dessert, to one of many platters scattered across the table in a weekend brunching extravaganza.

Super easy to make, filling, lightly sweet, grain free/dairy free and healthier than your typical pancakes.  However, still just as scrumptious.

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Buckwheat Blueberry Chocolate Chip Pancakes

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Yes, another pancake recipe.  This one is an old school variety (blueberry), traditional, well loved by most.  But given a modern makeover, a health conscious update with the use of buckwheat flour.  Which, unbeknownst to most, isn’t a wheat or grain at all but is actually a fruit seed.  Making this dish entirely gluten/grain free and REALLY healthy for you!

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Pumpkin Tumeric Buckwheat Pancakes

Can you smell it?  Yes, its still summer, but autumn is in the air.  Just around the corner.  Especially for us New Englanders 😉  (So cool that I can say that once again!).  Whether or not this excites or depresses you depends on who you are.  I think autumn is the ultimate season though.  The brisk air, vibrant colors on the trees, autumn nights, leaves rustling in the breeze, bonfires, walks in the woods, hot drinks in hand, bookstores, all things pumpkin flavored.  Just a few of the awesome aspects of autumn.

These Pumpkin Tumeric Pancakes are another 😉

Grain/gluten free, dairy free and sugar free.  Moist and totally delicious.  And taking less than 15 minutes to whip these babies up.  I had five for breakfast this morning.  No regrets there.

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Coconut Blueberry Pancakes

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Happy weekend!  You know what that means…pancake time!  Here’s a spin on my latest recipe but with blueberries.  Summertime means berry pickin and eatin.  Plus lighter recipes.  This one fits the bill on all accounts.  Light, fluffy, lovely.  Yet grain/gluten free, dairy free and sugar free.  Yum, yum!

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Matcha Blueberry Chia Pancakes

Oh man, its the weekend.  And you know what that means…brunching time!!  Weekends are for long, luxurious brunches.  And this unquestionably means pancakes, at least in my world ;-).  A tall stack, ideally doused in maple syrup, couples with eggs and bacon.  These ones are filled with several unique flavorings, all tossed together resulting in this loveliness.  Both to look at as well as for eating.  Pretty, aren’t they?

Matcha.  Blueberries.  Chai Seeds.  Chocolate Chips.  Honey.

Plus, they are gluten/grain free, dairy free, sugar free.  Enjoy!

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Carrot Cake Pancakes

Happy weekend, all!

These carrot cake pancakes are the epitome of a perfect autumnal breakfast.  I know, I know, its way to early to be talking about fall just yet.  Still reveling within the midst of summer, the season of endless evenings, ice cream, the beach, sundresses and picnicking, and loving every minute.  However, while these do scream autumn, they would be equally as tasty during any season or occasion.  Breakfast in bed…or for dinner.  Sunday brunching.  A summer picnic entrée.  Holing up inside with some wintery comfort food when its snowing.  You name it, these are fabulous anytime.

Gluten/grain free, dairy free, sugar free and super easy to make.  Enjoy!

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Blueberry Lavender Poppyseed Pancakes

Happy summer, all!

I know, I know, yet another pancake recipe.  This one is to die for though, whoa.  Having to actively hold myself back from eating several (as I need them for brunch with friends tomorrow ;-)).  These guys are loaded with a variety of fun flavorings and ingredients.  Juicy blueberries.  The barest hint of floral with a sprinkling of lavender.  Poppyseeds, mostly for photogenic purposes.  A dash of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.  A capful of vanilla extract.  Get excited, these babies are super yummy.

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And on top of all that awesomeness?  They are grain-free, dairy-free and sugar-free.

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The Healthiest Carrot Banana Pancakes

I know.  Sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it?  Healthy pancakes.  I assure you, it isn’t.

Ready for the healthiest, lightest in calories pancakes you have ever eaten?  And yes, believe it or not, they still taste awesome.  These babies are gluten-free, lactose-free and sugar-free.  They are filling and awesome for your health, chock full of good-for-you stuff.  Topped with berries, they are especially delicious.

They are Paleo and Whole30 compliant as well, if that matters to you.

What the heck is Whole30?  Some of you might be wondering.  I was asking myself the same question about two weeks ago.  Essentially, its a one-month detox for your body.  Here is a short article that describes in further detail what, exactly, is Whole30 and why on earth might you consider giving it a try.

Either way though, these pancakes are worth making.  For the health benefits, short list of ingredients and yummy taste.

Basically, these pancakes are the bomb.  They cover all sorts of special diet specifications, are easy to make and totally tasty.  Enjoy!

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Paleo Carrot Cake Pancakes

For about 7 weeks straight last year, I ate these almost every day.  They are so tasty, surprisingly addicting, and they are REALLY healthy.  No gluten, no lactose and they are free of any refined sugar.  I would usually whip up a batch and then consume the entire thing in one sitting.  I recommend these topped with maple syrup and homemade whipped cream.

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Now you can really have your (pan)cake and eat it too, no guilt!!!! These (recipe #43) are light in calories and great for you.

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