Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes.
One of the happiest of all Fall alliterations.

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After three months in Europe, I must say, it’s WONDERFUL to have my own kitchen once again. And what a better way to say “welcome home” to myself than to whip up a batch of pancakes in honor of the chilly weather and holiday season!

It’s also a HUGE plus that my mom got all new dishes while I was off exploring the European world. Not to mention she replaced our recently deceased 1970s hand mixer with a cherry red KitchenAid. Talk about Christmas coming early!

Oh, and obvi the recipe is gluten free, SUGAR FREE, dairy free, etc, etc, etc.

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INGREDIENTS
-1/3 cup Pamela’s gluten free flour mix
-1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
-1/4 tsp cinnamon
-1/4 tsp allspice
-A pinch of ginger
-A dash of salt
-1/4 cup canned pumpkin
-1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
-4 squirts of liquid stevia (or any sweetener you have on hand would probably work)
-1-2 Tbs of xylitol, trivia, or whatever (to taste or omit completely)
-1/2 tsp vanilla
(OPTIONAL)
-2 Tbs unsweetened shredded coconut
-2 Tbs unsweetened carob chips or enjoy life chocolate chips
-Slivered almonds, pecans, coconut, and syrup to taste as a topping

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STEP 1 – Turn your skillet or pan on medium and grease with oil or nonstick spray

STEP 2 – Mix together the flour, seasonings & salt.
(If you use your own gf flour mix, add a tsp of baking powder to help the pancakes rise)

STEP 3 – Mix in the pumpkin, milk, sweeteners & vanilla

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STEP 4 – Stir in optional items or whatever else you want… and use more milk or some water to thin out batter to your personal preference. After all, these are your pancakes, not mine, so make them how YOU like them 😀

STEP 5 – Pour, cook, flip, cook, serve… You know the pancake drill.

STEP 6 – Top with coconut, nuts & syrup. Pour yourself a cup of joe. Guiltlessly enjoy your Thanksgiving treat! It’s sugar free after all! (Depending on your choice of syrup of course)

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IT IS SO NICE HAVING A KITCHEN AGAIN. and INGREDIENTS.
Ingredients were scarce in my Dutch dorm.

HAPPY TURKEY DAY!! And give thanks.

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There are so many everyday-things we take for granted, like having a kitchen and the choice of breakfast, that so many less fortunate would accept with abundant amounts of gratitude and thanksgiving. Take joy in the small things. Enjoy your family, enjoy your friends, enjoy your food. I know I will! After three months without the small things, there’s no way I could possibly take them for granted this holiday season.

Hello from AMERICA. And enjoy your pumpkin pancakes!

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-Tay

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