Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes

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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Buckwheat Blueberry Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Hi all!

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 Turmeric 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 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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Pumpkin Pie Paleo Pancakes

As most of you know who have looked at this blog, I love pancakes.  They are one of the main foods dominating my foodie fantasies.  I cannot get enough of this fluffy, lightly sweet, blank-canvas-begging-for-all-manner-of-toppings dish.  Pumpkin is also another favorite over here.  So versatile and yummy.  Cheesecakes, donuts, pastas, lasagnas, cookies and yes, pancakes, all made with pumpkin are just the bomb.

This morning, I discovered what is likely to become my new go-to pancake recipe.  Grain-free, lactose-free, sugar-free and nearly raw, this is an awesome one.  The two magical ingredients in these are canned pumpkin and almond flour (aka ground almonds).  Clocking in at about 250 calories for 4 pancakes, these guys are a sweet deal.

I was skeptical, imagining the taste plain and boring.  Nope.  It was as though eating pumpkin pie, with strawberries on the side and syrup on top.  I downed the entire plate in minutes and was dying for more.  YUM.

Happy Sunday brunching!!

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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.


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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