Inspired by and adapted from the book “Hungry for Change: Ditch the Diets, Conquer the Cravings, and Eat Your Way to Lifelong Health,” by James Colquhoun and Laurentine Bosch (which was excellent, by the way. I recommend reading this if you are interested in the topics of health and nutrition. Its an easy, quick but informative and inspiring read), I give you these fluffy, light, absolutely delicious blueberry ricotta pancakes.
Grain/gluten free, and low in sugar, these are basically great for you. Yet they totally hit that pancake hankering spot one feels on weekend brunching mornings (at least that’s my quintessential weekend (and actually, weekday as well) morning ;-)).
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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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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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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 Turmeric 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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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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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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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.
And on top of all that awesomeness? They are grain-free, dairy-free and sugar-free.
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These blackberry & blueberry pancakes are just to thing for any and all lazy, romantic, delicious weekend brunching. Anyone who has looked through my other recipes will be unsurprised at seeing yet another pancake recipe this week. I do have a slight love affair with them in any and nearly all flavors. (To name my favorites: Matcha and Raspberry, Pumpkin Oat, Paleo Carrot Banana, and finally, Pumpkin Pie pancakes).
Now adding onto the list of my favorites, these dark berried pancakes are lightly sweet, juicy, moist and totally tasty. They are grain-free, lactose-free and sugar-free. And yet taste, bite for bite, like the pancakes you would find in any high quality restaurant except that these are awesome for your health!
Did you know that buckwheat is actually a fruit seed? Its not a grain at all, instead coming from the same family as rhubarb. And, did you further know that buckwheat is amazing for your body!?! Good for cardiovascular system, helps control blood sugar and may lower ones risk of diabetes, helps in preventing gallstones, and has health promoting potential that is equal to or even higher than that of some fruits and vegetables. How cool is that?
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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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