Everyone looks forward to Saturday mornings for different reasons. For me, it’s all about the pancakes. Most Saturday mornings, I look forward to being able to create some kind of pancake that will make me wonder why I had been living the majority of my life not eating pancakes.
This morning I went through the usual thought process: pumpkin pancakes? No.. that’s too pumpkin-y (I wanted to incorporated pumpkin into my lunch as well), peach pancakes? No… I would have to defrost peaches. Apple Pancakes? Okay… getting closer. How about cran-apple pancakes? I think we have a winner!
- 1/4 cup GF flour (I use Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose Gluten Free)
- 1/4 cup GF Oatmeal (Bob’s Red Mill again…)
- 1/4-1/3 cup almond milk (depending on what consistency you’re going for)
- 1 tbsp flax seed meal
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- handful of cranberries
- 1/4 honeycrisp apple, diced
- Mix your dry ingredients in a small bowl until ingredients are evenly distributed.
- Next, add your vanilla and almond milk and stir, stir, stir!
- Add your cranberries and apple.
- Heat a skillet to medium high heat — make sure you spray your skillet with cooking spray before you heat it!
- Drop three medium sized portions of the pancake batter onto the heated skillet. Heat approximately 3 minutes per side.
Don’t the pancakes look delicious?
What’s that I hear? You want to know what’s sandwiched between each pancake? Well… let me tell you.
Pumpkin Walnut Spread
- 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp walnut butter
- dash of vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon
Mix all ingredients in a microwave safe mug or bowl. Microwave on high heat for approximately one minute. Stir until smooth. Top your pancakes with this delicious spread!
I am not joking you — I sear I was eating pumpkin pie when I was eating this topping straight from the mug. It is to die for.
After breakfast, I did some laundry and just really lounged around for a while. Then, I put on some running clothes and ran an easy 3 miles. I’ve been feeling so sluggish lately while running, so I didn’t want to focus on how horrible I felt. I went out there with no expectations on how I would run — I just wanted to enjoy myself. I took it nice and easy and actually had a pretty nice run overall.
After I ran, I took some time to go to the store for some items I cannot get at the farmer’s market this afternoon. Then, I set out to bake in my brand new apron!
Sorry for the armpit shot — It’s hard taking pictures of yourself! However, notice the tank top? What’s up 80 degrees on October 9!!!
I bought this apron with a CSN Stores gift card I won from Michelle a few weeks ago. It took me FOREVER to decide what I was going to use the gift card on! I am definitely happy with my purchase.
I’ve been baking for a few hours now, and I promise I will do a post about how I prep/spend my Saturdays in the kitchen! For now though, it’s time to go enjoy a few of my creations!
Recipes to come!
Question: How do you like to spend your Saturday mornings?
PS — The winner of the Artisana Nut Butter is Helen! This winner was chosen with a Random Number Generator, and until I can figure out how to show a print screen on it, you’ll just all have to trust me!
My go to nut butter is peanut butter; however, macadamia nut butter runs a close race as a fav!!
Congratulations Helen! Please get in contact with me via e-mail so I can have Artisana ship out your prize!