Loving Pancakes: Valentine’s Day Breakfast

Valentine’s day is quickly approaching. As everyone is thinking about dessert and their after dinner treats, I can’t help but think about breakfast (…and dessert). If you want to have enough energy to enjoy all your love day activities it is crucial to nourish your body with a great breakfast…maybe in bed!

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These delicious gluten-free and vegan pancakes are the perfect healthy yet decedent breakfast to surprise your sweetie with. I even took things one step further and made mine into cute valentine’s day inspired shapes. Its fun to make things a little more special.

Valentine’s Day Pancakes

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups Almond milk

1 Tbsp. Apple cider vinegar

1 cup Gluten-free All-purpose Flour (with guar or xanthan gum)

*1/2 tsp guar/xanthan gum if missing from flour blend

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

¼ tsp salt

¼ cup Grape seed oil

½ -1 tsp Vanilla

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Directions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl combine almond milk and vinegar, let stand for 10 minutes to curdle.
  2. In a small mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, whisk to combine.
  3. Add oil and vanilla to the milk mixture and whisk to combine. Add dry ingredients to the wet and whisk to combine.
  4. Heat a non-stick skillet or crepe pan over low heat. Use ¼ cup measure to divide pancake batter. Pour batter onto heated pan and cook about 3 minutes, until the bottom starts to set and bubbles form on the surface. Flip and cook another couple minutes.
  5. Adorn with your favourite toppings: chocolate chips, maple syrup or fresh fruit.

*to make festive shapes pour batter into a squeeze bottle, this makes it easy to draw shapes. Make the outline first and then fill in the middle.

I hope you enjoy these delicious pancakes and have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

XO Deanna

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