Saturday, 24 December 2016 19:17

Perfect Pumpkin Pancakes

Perfect Pumpkin Pancakes 
My daughter is always having friends over on the weekend, so I like to make something fun for them.  These wheat free and dairy free pancakes are certainly kid approved, and they always ask for more.  In fact, most moms call me later for the recipe.  What is it about kids and they will try something different at a friend's house? 
You could also add cocoa powder to make them chocolate, or a few chocolate chips.  I like cocoa powder because it doesn't add any extra sugar, and who doesn't love chocolate for breakfast?
1 1/4 cups spelt flour
2 tbsp raw cane sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger, nutmeg and cloves
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 cup pumpkin purée 
2 tbsp melted butter or oil (coconut is good)
1 egg
2 tbsp ground flax 
Mix together and cook on a griddle.  When the pancakes start to bubble it is almost time to flip them.  I always double this batch and then freeze between sheets of wax paper so they don't stick together.  Just pop them in the toaster for a minute and drizzle a little maple syrup over top and enjoy.
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Saturday, 24 December 2016 15:14

Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Muffins 
2 1/2 cups spelt flour
2 tsp spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves)
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ginger
1 cup raisins
1 cup raw cane sugar 
1 cup pumpkin purée 
1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk (or a little more if adding flax and whey protein)
1/3 cup oil (melted coconut worked well)
1/4 cup molasses
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
4 tbsp ground flax seed 
2 scoops vanilla whey protein powder (optional)
Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.  Mix gently till mixed well bring careful not to overmix.
Bake at 400 F oven for roughly 15 minutes, or a toothpick comes out clean.
Rich in iron - Two tablespoons of blackstrap molasses contain 13.2 percent of our RDI of iron, which our bodies need to carry oxygen to our blood cells. People who are anemic (including pregnant women) will greatly benefit from consuming 1-2 tablespoons of blackstrap molasses per day.
High in calcium and magnesium - Blackstrap molasses contains a mineral profile that has been optimized by nature for superior absorption. For example, two tablespoons of blackstrap contains 11.7 percent of our RDI of calcium and 7.3 percent of our RDI of magnesium. This calcium-magnesium ratio is ideal, since our bodies need large quantities of magnesium to help absorb similarly large quantities of calcium. Both of these minerals aid the growth and development of bones, making blackstrap a good safeguard against osteoporosis and other bone diseases.
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