Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas Morning Gingerbread Pancakes

We're trying to start some Christmas traditions for our little family and I love the idea of a special breakfast. Hoping this Gingerbread Pancakes with Agave Maple Syrup recipe is one we'll want to make year after year! It comes from my Babycakes Covers the Classics cookbook by Erin McKenna and I've never tried it, but it sounds divine - how can I possibly go wrong with gingerbread and Christmastime?! They're vegan, gluten free and I can't wait to try my first bite :)

Gingerbread Pancakes
by Babycakes Covers the Classics

2 cups Bob's Red Mill All-Purpose Gluten-Free Baking Flour (I will substitute spelt flour)
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup melted coconut oil plus more for pan
1/3 cup agave nectar
1/3 cup dark molasses
2/3 cup rice milk (I will substitute almond milk)
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
Agave Maple Syrup

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, salt, xanthan gum, cardamom, and cloves. Add the applesauce, 1/2 cup coconut oil, agave nectar, molasses, rice milk, and vanilla and stir with a rubber spatula until the batter is smooth.

In a large nonstick skillet or on a griddle over medium heat, add 1 teaspoon coconut oil. Working in batches, pour 1/4 cup pancake batter into the pan for each pancake. Using the back of a rubber spatula, spread the batter to make a 4-inch pancake. Cook for 2 minutes, then flip and cook on the other side for 2 minutes more, or until the center bounces back when tapped and the edges are browned. Transfer the pancakes to a warm plate and repeat with the remaining batter. Serve with the Agave Maple Syrup.

For Agave Maple Syrup:
1 cup agave nectar
3 tablespoons maple flavor, or to taste

Put the agave nectar in a small bowl. Add the maple flavor and stir until fully combined. Taste and adjust maple flavor to desired intensity. Makes 1 cup and can be stored at room temperature, covered tightly, for up to 1 month.

Enjoy!! Ho Ho Ho

1 comment:

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