Fluffy, gluten-free, and vegan pancakes for a cold winter morning. Sweetened by pears with hints of cinnamon and vanilla, you'll want to get out of bed, even on the coldest darkest day!
It's winter and that means it's PEAR season! Growing up, my mom only ever bought the good ole' Bartlett Pear. She still does and I just told her recently that she needs to branch out and try some of the wilder varieties. There's nothing wrong with the Bartlett, they just seem to ripen so quickly and need to be eaten asap. But they'll always remind me of my childhood. The comfort fruit.
Now-a-days, some of my favorite varieties include the Green Anjou, Red Anjou, Comice, and the Starkrimson. The Anjous are my favorite, with their tough skin. Sweet and hearty, but crisp and with a bite! Other varieties include Bosc, Asian, Concorde, French Butter, Seckel, and Forelle.
What better way to combine this good-feel fruit with the extra comfort of pancakes for breakfast? I'd say it's a win-win and will easily get you out of that winter morning funk! I used two beautiful and nutrient dense flours that work with the sweetness of the pears beautifully. Oat flour and buckwheat. To make things even more enjoyable, you'll find subtle notes of cinnamon and a bit of vanilla. This luscious stack is topped with a dollop of natural pear butter to tie it all together!
Cinnamon Pear Oat Pancakes
Ingredients: (serves 1)
+ 3 TB Gluten-Free Oat Flour
+ 2 TB Buckwheat Flour
+ ½ Tsp Ener-G Egg Replacer
+ ¼ Tsp Baking Powder
+ ¼ Cup Pear Puree
+ ¼ Tsp Pure Bourbon Vanilla Extract
+ ¼ Tsp Cinnamon
+ ⅓ Cup Water
+ Pear Butter (for topping, I use Kauffman's Fruit Farms)
+ In a small bowl, mix together the first 4 ingredients with a fork. Next add the last 4 ingredients to the bowl and mix again until you have a nice batter.
+ Heat a non-stick pan, rubbed with some coconut oil, over medium heat.
+ Once the pan is hot, add about ⅓ of the batter in a circle on the pan. Cook for 3-4 minutes, flip and cook an additional 2-3 minutes. Repeat for the rest of the batter.
+ Feel free to top your pancakes with whatever you'd like. I used pear butter with extra cinnamon swirled in! I then put a dollop on each pancake, acting as "glue" for the pancake stack!
Not only are all pears delicious, but they are also full of vitamins like C, K, B2, B3, and B6, fight free radicals, are full of fiber to keep us full and protect our hearts, are low glycemic, and are one of the most hypoallergenic fruits available, making them "safe" for everyone.
So while it's still peak season for the beautiful pear, load up and make some pancakes while you're at it 😉 You'll be glad you did!
So tell me:
+ What's your favorite variety of pear?
+ What's your favorite winter fruit?
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