Pajama Day with Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes

Pajama Day with Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes

Ah, Pajama Day. If you are one of the lucky ones with a little extra time off around the holidays, the day after Christmas is a prime Pajama Day - wear what you woke up in all day long, let the kids enjoy all the new toys and gifts Santa brought, and relax a bit after a dizzying few weeks. What goes great with Pajama Day? Pumpkin Pancakes. This recipe is one of my favorites, courtesy of Gluten Free Mommy who adapted Martha Stewart's Pumpkin Pancake recipe to be gluten free. They are delicious and need only a drizzle of pure maple syrup and dusting of powdered sugar to finish them off.

I added a few tweaks of my own to make it casein free and boosted the nutrition a bit with flaxseed meal. I guess I am feeling a little guilty for over-indulging over the holidays :) Now, back to decorating Barbie's Dreamhouse and assembling that Lego Star Wars set that Santa brought.

Gluten Free/Dairy Free Pumpkin Flax Pancakes

  • 1 1/4 cups Gluten Free Flour Mix (I used 1/2 cup either sorghum or millet flour, 1/2 cup rice flour (white or brown), and 1/4 cup tapioca flour)
  • 2 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (McCormick's is gluten free)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp of brown sugar
  • 6 tbsp of pumpkin puree (it amounts to about 1/2 can of Libby's pure pumpkin)
  • 2 tbsp Earth Balance vegan shortening, melted
  • 1 cup vanilla flavored almond milk
  • 1 egg

Spray gluten free cooking spray in a large pan or griddle and heat over medium high heat. In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients and flaxseed meal. In a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients - milk, melted butter, egg, and pumpkin puree. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add wet ingredients, mixing just until combined. Ladle batter (about 1/4 cup worth per pancake) onto pan or griddle. Cook about 3 minutes per side, flipping when golden brown.

Serve with pure maple syrup and a dusting of powdered sugar. You can even garnish with chopped, roasted walnuts.

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    DO NOT try to cook this in anything other than non stick pans or skillets!!! It stuck REALLY bad to my normal cookware and caused such a clean up headache and some poorly mutilated pancakes. Overall the flavor is pretty good, but I definitely won't be making this recipe again. :-(

  • Sorry to hear that happened to you:( I use a stainless steel pan every time, spray PAM cooking spray (make sure it's gluten free - PAM Baking has wheat in it), and have never had a problem. I usually wait to flip until I see bubbles coming through the pancakes.

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