Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays & Gluten Free Pancakes

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to you and your family wherever you are. This has been such a wonderful year and I have loved getting to know you. I've made friends with readers and bloggers all over the world and got real holiday cards in the mail from my closest blogger friends this year. Thank you! 

I'm happy to report that we will be staying in our cozy home this Christmas. We've enjoyed several holiday parties, including a night of dinner and dancing with our mommy & daddy friends for our annual holiday "work" party. Because being a stay-at-home mom is the hardest (and best) job in the world.

If you're still looking for holiday recipes, here are links to some of my favorites around the web. If you have one to add, link it up in the comments!

Cranberry White Chocolate Shortbread Bars by ValSoCal
Mini Raspberry Chocolate Tarts by Eat Yourself Skinny
Festive Holiday Salad by Family Fresh Cooking
Make Ahead Baked Eggs by Cookin' Canuk
Baked French Toast Casserole by Brown Eyed Baker
Beautiful Sparkly Macarons by Kevin & Amanda
Outrageous Baked Goodies from Picky Palate

I'll leave you with some gluten free pancakes for an easy and healthy Christmas morning breakfast. These are made with almond flour, making them low-carb and adding a nutty flavor and texture. Not to mention a healthy dose of Vitamin E, protein, fiber, and good fats. Don't pomegranate seeds just make everything better? They're the perfect holiday touch.


Gluten Free Almond Flour Pancakes
printer friendly recipe

1 cup almond flour
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
2 T coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Mix ingredients together and cook as you would other pancakes. I like to use a nonstick pan with a little butter. The only real difference is that they won't "bubble" on top the same way as regular pancakes. Flip them when the underside is brown.
adapted from here

44 comments:

  1. They look delicious!

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  2. I've never made pancakes with almond flour before! I hope to give these a try. There's nothing better than a golden stack of pancakes. The pomegranates are beautiful over top too.

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  3. These are lovely! So pretty :)

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  4. What a beautiful, festive and healthy way to start a Christmas morning:) Looking forward to Yummy Mummy in 2012!

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  5. This looks fantastic! Your pictures really do make my mouth water. Then the drool spills out as my jaw is usually on the floor in awe of what you have posted! HAAAA! Thanks for the list of treats from the other blogs, that is cool!

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  6. These look great! New follower from MBC :)

    http://lifeofaretrohousewife.blogspot.com

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  7. Pancakes are my favorite...and a few of these other recipes you listed definitely look worthwhile to check out! Gosh - why do I always want to head to my kitchen after visiting your site?! :-)

    Merry Christmas + Happy New Year to you and your family!
    XO - Marion

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  8. I must try this. I always buy the gluten-free pancake mix at Lassen's. I have to make my pancakes thin the way we eat them in Sweden though.

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  9. Aww thanks so much for sharing my link!! Your pancakes look gorgeous!! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas! xoxo

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  10. Oh these look delicious, and festive! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. These pancakes look delish! I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas Marina :)

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  12. Thank you for stopping by my blog:) you are so sweet. This pancakes sounds so yummy! I cant wait to share them with my family.

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  13. Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  14. LOvely, healthy delicious:)

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  15. These look amazing! Love almond flour!

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  16. These pancakes sound delicious and I hope that you have a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

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  17. Have a very Merry Christmas Marina! I'm so glad to have met you and am thankful for the many new recipes I have to look forward to trying in the new year to come, compliments of your lovely blog!!!

    XO, Aimee from ItsOverflowing

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  18. oh marina, these are gorgeous and would make anyone feel so special! i will def check out these other recipes, esp the macarons. whipped some up today and actually waited in line for an hour to buy the dreamiest ones from Laduree in NY on monday. vanilla, caramel, pistachio, and raspberry!

    smiles.

    michele

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  19. These looks so good Marina. I love the pictures. I did the stay at home mom thing for 23 years. Best thing I ever did. No regrets at all about it. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

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  20. Thanks for the mention! Wishing you and your family an awesome Christmas. Love the pancakes!

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  21. Merry Christmas, Marina! I'm so glad I've found your blog just recently! Enjoy the holiday! We're staying home, too...snuggling down with good food, quiet times, and enjoying what is truly important. :)

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  22. These look delicious! What a great holiday treat! :)

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  23. this is something that I would like to have when I wake up on christmas morning, they look incredibly good and festive!

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  24. I absolutely love the idea of gluten free pancakes with pomegranate on top!! It looks so tasty and delicious!! What a great idea for Christmas morning breakfast!

    www.whatjeanlikes.com

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  25. I will most definitely be giving these pancakes a whirl. I love all things pancakes! Happy Holidays to you!

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  26. This looks so good. Your pictures are always fantastic. Happy Holidays back to you!

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  27. So glad to have "met" you this year. Between you and Hanna, I have a constant source of unbelievable inspiration!
    Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas.
    xo

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  28. These pancakes look amazing! I love baked stuff with almonds, but never tried almond flour, need to try this recipe!

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  29. pancakes look fantastic! :)
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    Kavi (Edible Entertainment)

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  30. Beautiful recipe! I also love your syrup pour shot. Great job. Happy Holidays!

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  31. buon natale cara!!!! this is yummy :)
    xoxo, Haus of Gala

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  32. These look delicious! Would be a great Xmas breakfast, thanks!

    Happy Holidays!

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  33. ¡Felices fiestas!. Besos

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  34. What a perfect breakfast for Christmas morning. I'm making my ingredient list now. I wanted to wish you a VERY, Merry Christmas Eve. Your blogging friendship has meant the world to me. Genuine and pure! THANK YOU. Hugs-to you and your family! Also, thanks for the shout out =)

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  35. merry christmas!!!Beautiful pics!!!i'm following you!!!if you like mine, do the same!!
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  36. So glad to come by here for my first visit to your blog as my daughter-in-law recently went gluten free and I've been searching for good recipes for her! I'll send her your link!

    Merry Christmas!

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  37. Thanks for sharing the gluten free pancake recipe. My doctor wants me to go guten free due to my acid reflux. I need all of the recipes I can get! I hope you are having a nice holiday!

    Mel S

    www.twomomsalittletimeandakeyboard.blogspot.com

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  38. thanks for visiting my blog. I have joined your blog.
    http://carolbalocka.blogspot.com/

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  39. merry christmas to you too!!

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  40. Yummm the pancakes look scrumptious!! Merry Christmas!

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  41. Such pretty photos of the pancakes. I cook gluten-free for hubby and I think, he will like these with almond flour. Thanks.

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  42. I tried this recipe and it was so-so. After tasting the first round, which were quite bland, I added a pinch of sea salt, some cinnamon, and turbinado sugar which helped. Also, the pancakes were completely flat (more like crepes) and looked nothing like the photos. Did you whip the egg whites separately to give them extra fluff?

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    1. Hi Carolyn, So sorry you didn't like the recipe. I didn't whip the eggs separately, but do use a wire whisk to combine ingredients. They actually were fluffier than I wanted, but you can use sparkling water if you want them fluffier, or use less water. It will vary greatly depending on your almond flour. I didn't include salt in the ingredients as almond flour sometimes is a bit salty already.

      This one was not "my" orinal recipe and as you can see, it got great reviews, so I"m not sure what to tell you. http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/breakfast1/r/lowcarbpancakes.htm

      Did you use good quality vanilla extract? Also I recommend coconut oil over vegetable oil.

      Thanks!

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