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Untitled1Hellllooo from the good state of Pennsylvania! Sorry for the lack of posts but I have been traveling for a baby party & wedding fun! We just celebrated my beautiful nieces first birthday (yes, SHE IS ONE ALREADY) with a Minnie Mouse themed party! Then the hub & I helped our dear friends say ‘I do’ with a winter wonderland themed wedding in Pittsburgh that was over the top fun with a cookie table & all!

Now I am back in my hometown to hang with my family, lounge in my pjs & whip up some dishes from the past for my fam to taste. Here are a few of my faves that I will be creating in the kitchen this week. Check them out…

Maple Cinnamon Pancakes

Tofu Stuffed Shells

Roasted Fennel Beet Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

OMG Overload Cookies

Hope you enjoy!  I will be back next week relaxed & hopefully out of my pjs 😉

Maple Cinnamon Pancakes

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While I was in Florida a few weeks back celebrating the baby who is coming in less than a month, the momma-to-be whipped up this tasty breakfast for us! Yes, I was being spoiled majorly by one of my besties…I like to think she was in nesting mode!

Anywho, these pancakes will surely be made on the regular in my household. How can you resist a yummy maple cinnamon pancake, especially when they are gluten free too!

So, grab two bowls & lets getting mixing…

  1. In a bowl add: 1/2C almond flour, 1/2C gluten free all-purpose flour, 3/4t cinnamon, 1t baking soda & a dash of sea salt – mix
  2. In the second bowl combine: 1/2C vanilla almond milk, 1 egg white, 2T maple syrup & 1t vanilla extract – blend
  3. Whisk the the wet ingredients & slowly add them into the dry bowl – stir until smooth consistency
  4. Heat coconut oil on skillet over medium heat
  5. Pour or scoop the batter onto the skillet, cook until surface of pancake bubbles, flip carefully (to ease this grease up the spatula with coconut oil) & let the underside brown (~2-3minutes)
  6. Continue the above process til batter is gone

If you want to add a lil’ more flavor to these already yummy pancakes then grab another bowl & get ready for  even more deliciousness!  Mix up 1 pint of blueberries, 2T crushed raw pecans & 2T of maple syrup with a pinch of sea salt! This blend of sweet & salty tops off this maple cinnamon pancake perfectly!

Anywho, I posted a picture of the flapjacks she made on my Instagram account – if you aren’t following me then start @thesparkledsidewalk  !

Nutritional Info Per Pancake (Makes 6): 145 calories – 5 grams of fat – 22 carbs – 3.5 grams of protein

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Meatless Monday: Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

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Hot cake, hot cake – who wants a hot cake? I’ll take two please…make that three! Welcome to my world cinnamon roll pancakes, cause you are staying with me forever!

On meatless Monday I usually start my day off with a beet juice – consisting of apple, celery, lemon…ya know all those goodies you want after an indulging weekend! So when I woke up with carbs on my mind I knew I needed to nix the juice! Mission: fix my carb craving. Found just the recipe – cinnamon roll pancakes, hello tasty! These delicious cakes were eaten up fast & the glaze was licked clean off that plate (TMI?).

  • In a large bowl mix: 1C whole wheat flour, 1T sugar, 2T baking powder, 1/8t salt, 1C almond milk, 2T melted coconut butter & 1.5T ground cinnamon – stir till smooth consistency
  • Preheat griddle (or pan) & spray with cooking oil – spoon portion of batter on griddle, I used a large ice cream scoop to portion my pancakes & it worked wonders
  • Brown on both sides – set finished cake to the side & continue process until all batter is used up
  • In side bowl combine: 2T almond milk, 1/8t vanilla extract & 1/3C powdered sugar
  • Whisk until all the chunks are gone

Grab as many pancakes as your lil’ heart desires (no judging here!) & top with sugary glaze!

Shout out to original recipe here.

Nutritional Info Per Pancake (Makes 6 cakes): 130 calories – 5.5 grams of fat –  22 carbs – 3 grams of protein
Nutritional Info for Glaze (Serves 2): 165 calories – <1 gram of fat – 40 carbs – <1 gram of protein
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