Holiday love is in the air! Despite the stress of the holiday season, there is something super special about the tree lights, family festivities, and the smell of cinnamon & hot cocoa in the air. No matter what holiday you celebrate, the cheer in the air is contagious for everyone!
We’re on the last day of our trip now, and its been an incredible time away. Brunch is a specialty of my boyfriend & mine, so we decided to make a fun morning spread for my family as a last hoorah before we head back East. I wanted to create something festive, warming, and diet-friendly for everyone since two people are vegan, two are dairy-free & four are gluten-free [what a crowd!].
We ended up whipping up these Gingerbread Pancakes by using warming spices, as well as gluten-free flour & almond flour – you can easily switch up the flours to make them Paleo. I topped them with a little extra cinnamon [because you can never have too much cinnamon] & a drizzle of honey!
Makes 12 medium pancakes
- 1 1/2 cup GF flour, or flour of your choice
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 2 tsp ginger powder
- pinch of salt
- 3 tbsp honey
- 2 large eggs, or 2 chia eggs**
- 2 cups almond milk, or other milk of choice
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
Over medium heat, heat a large non-stick skillet with a light spray of coconut oil. In a large bowl, sift together dry ingredients [flours, baking powder, spices & salt], then add in wet ingredients [honey, egg, milk, vanilla & coconut oil] with a whisk until combined.
Pour the batter into the heated pan, using a 1/4 – 1/2 cup measuring cup if desired. After the pancakes have been cooking for a few minutes, gently lift one side to check if its golden brown. If so, flip pancakes over and cook until the other side is golden brown. Otherwise, allow the pancakes to cook a little longer if they’re not golden.
Serve with your favorite honey [or maple syrup], a pat of butter & a good cup of coffee!
**1 chia egg = 1 tbsp chia meal [ground chia seeds] + 3 tbsp water; allow the mixture to set for 5 – 10 mins until gelatinous
I hope you add this fun recipe to your morning menu throughout the season. An easy-to-modify & family-friendly option, you’re sure to please everyone at your table!