Signs of Spring and Pumpkin Spice Wheat-free Pancakes

It’s a glorious day in this California valley.  The temperature is mild and the sun is chasing clouds, creating the familiar haze and sun kaleidoscope.

The fruit trees in our backyard began their awakening and blooming a couple of weeks ago, and are now stretching their limbs and shaking off all traces of winter.  Our fruiting mulberry tree is twice as full as it was last year.  I am expecting many juicy berries!

Mulberry spring 2013

purple flower pot

Even the cats are enjoying a lazy Saturday.

Cheby in a pod

Today is Junior Prom.  My son and his adorable girlfriend looked over-the-top gorgeous, him in his Dad’s classy Tux and O. in a deep purple over the knee, gathered at the waist dress with silver lace on top. She wore silver heels, a silver purse and matching nails.  I’d post a photo, but need their permission first.

So this morning, I decided to create a pumpkin pancake recipe from scratch.  We all loved them, and I hope you do too.

Pumpkin and Spice Pancakes, wheat-free

  • 1 c. organic Oat Flour
  • 1/4 c. organic  Rye Flour
  • 3 Tbs. freshly ground Flax Seeds
  • 2 Tbs. pure Maple syrup
  • 1 1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. Ginger
  • scant 1/4 tsp. Allspice
  • 1/3 c. organic Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/3 c. + Almond Milk
  • 2 Hi-Omega 3 eggs
  • 1 Tbs. pure Maple syrup or Maltitol-sweetened Syrup

Mix dry ingredients together in medium bowl.

Whisk until well blended the pumpkin, milk, eggs and syrup.

Add wet ingredients to dry, and mix with fork just until blended and big lumps disappear.  Add milk if too thick to pour.

pumpkin pancake1

Heat a skillet over medium heat.  Rub lightly with coconut oil, and bake pancakes until bubbles from and pop then flip and bake until done.

pumpkin pancake2

Serve with no sugar added jam, Maltitol or Stevia sweetened syrup and your favorite berries.  I had a fresh farm delivery of organic blueberries on Thursday, so sprinkled them on my cakes.  Deelicious!

pumpkin pancake3

~ Bon Apetit!

 

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8 thoughts on “Signs of Spring and Pumpkin Spice Wheat-free Pancakes

  1. How beautiful Spring brings out the best in everything, I love your pancakes, they look delicious and would love for you to share the pics of the kids, with their permission of course.

  2. This receipie seems tasty but complicated for me, to find all the stuff mentioned above will be an impossible mission,good luck for your son and please post some pictures of your children cause you seldom do.mean while enjoy the flowering plants the blooming trees and the sunshine..

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