Healthy Maple Peanut Butter Pancakes

Monday, December 3, 2012


Dayv woke up on Thanksgiving with a horrible headache and upset stomach.  I felt so bad for my sweet husband, as he lay on the couch, trying desperately to feel better.  I went about my day preparing a vegan feast which he was not be able to partake in and at the same time trying as hard as I could to make him feel better.

Whenever Dayv is sick, it's always difficult to get him to eat more than toast smothered in Earth Balance.  I make it a point to make him the healthiest breakfast possible, one that will nourish his body throughout the day.  Since Dayv refuses to eat oatmeal or any other inherently healthy breakfast, it's up to me to make the one meal he will never turn down- pancakes.  But not just any pancakes.  Pancakes that are full of healthy, nourishing ingredients and are delicious all at the same time.

I made these pancakes for Dayv this past Thanksgiving and although he spent the remainder of the day laying on the couch, he woke up the next day feeling much better.  I partially have these pancakes to thank for his quick recovery.  And luckily there were leftovers for him to enjoy over the weekend ;)


Healthy Maple Peanut Butter Pancakes
makes approximately eight pancakes
3/4 cups sorghum flour
1/4 cup tapioca flour
1/4 cup gluten-free oats
1 tbsp flaxseed meal
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 c almond milk
1/4 cup natural, unsweetened peanut butter
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
Earth Balance

Whisk together flours, oats, flaxseed meal, and baking powder.  Whisk in almond milk.  Mix in peanut butter, so that it is not clumpy and distributing it evenly within the batter.  Mix in maple syrup.  Lastly, add vinegar.  Allow batter to sit for about 5 minutes to thicken.

Preheat a skillet over medium heat.  Grease with Earth Balance.  Drop a 1/4 cup of batter onto skillet and allow it to cook for 4-5 minutes or until it bubbles on the top and begins to pull away from pan.  Flip and cook for an additional 2-4 minutes.  Remove from heat and repeat with remainder of the batter.  Top with additional peanut butter and maple syrup.  Enjoy!

26 comments:

  1. yum! these look great. I have not mastered GF pancakes yet, but I might get up early just to try these tomorrow. thanks! :)

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  2. oh no.. hope he stays all healthy and happy all through this holiday season. maybe he loves all the extra pampering and these pancakes:) they sound amazing!

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    1. i hope so, too, richa! no more being sick for him this month. it's such a bummer when he is :/

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  3. These are AMAZING. Great flavour combination and clearly they are healing too- doesn't get much better!

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  4. Aw, it sucks getting sick on a holiday! I missed a potluck last week because I got sick, and all I felt like eating was toast too. Although if someone made me some nourishing pancakes like these, I'm sure I would have been happy to eat them! Isn't he lucky to have you :)

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    1. thanks, genevieve! i try ;) i hope you feel better!

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  5. Dayv sounds like a real a-hole.

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  6. Thanks. You sound like a very pleasant person yourself, Anonymous (if that even IS your real name...)

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  7. Poor Dayv, that sounds like the worse day to be sick. I am glad that your delicious pancakes made him feel much better!

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  8. Pinning these! I have all the ingredients, and they sound fantastic. :)

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    1. thanks, amber! i hope you enjoy them <3

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  9. I hope Dayv feels better. Gotta love pancakes, and healthy pancakes sounds even better!

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  10. Ooh Maple and Peanut Butter sounds like a super tasty combo!

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  11. WOW these pannycakes sounds AMAZING- 2 of my favorite flavors all inone, these would be sure to make anyone feel better - which I hope Dayv does by now!

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    1. i know! they are one of my favorite flavor combinations as well ;) he does feel better now, thank you!

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  12. These looks so good, Caitlin! I have never used sorghum flour before, but this is making me want to get some to experiment with. Love the maple peanut butter on top!

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    1. sorghum flour is pretty amazing. you should check it out. i'd love to hear what a non-gf gal as yourself thinks ;)

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  13. Love, love, love pancakes - and these look amazing! :) Maple peanut butter sounds extra yummy!

    Beautiful photo sweetie!

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  14. You are such an angel, Cailtin. I love how well you take care of Dayv. :-)

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