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January 10, 2014

Buttermilk Pancakes with Homemade Strawberry Syrup

Gluten Free Buttermilk Pancakes
Gluten Free Buttermilk Pancakes



For the longest amount of time I loved flavored coffee. I would buy it whole bean and grind it every morning. Then I got tired of the extra work and started buying ground. This week I realized I now hate flavored coffee. I sat down with my morning cup and thought yuck, I really just wanted a cup of dark roast. It's funny how as we get older foods and drinks that we used to love just don't hold the same appeal. I hated beets growing up. However, a couple of years back I discovered roasted beets and I absolutely love them. I have converted pretty much everyone who has tried them, even the massive skeptics. Beets are also delicious hidden in baked goods, you can make a beet cake that is simply delicious. The flip side is also true. The foods that I loved in my 20's I really don't enjoy in my 30's. I used to love breakfast pastries, now I either can't have them or simply don't like sweets that early in the morning. There are still a few foods that have held on for the long haul, mostly peanut butter and popcorn. They are still the comfort foods that I turn to. However, this weekend I will be buying dark roast coffee, the flavored coffee is just not going to be a part of my late 30's. Apparently my food tastes have outgrown the need for sweet coffee in the morning.

My youngest is in a massive growth spurt. He has been eating everything in sight, especially strawberries and blueberries. When we where at the store this last weekend he wanted me to buy a pancake syrup with corn syrup and fake berries. Instead I agreed to make homemade berry sauce for breakfast. So this week I tried a new recipe for Buttermilk Pancakes from Allrecipes.com and made a homemade Strawberry Syrup.
Gluten Free Buttermilk Pancakes
Gluten Free Buttermilk Pancakes

This recipe has 9 ingredients. It takes 25 minutes of total time, 15 minutes of which is active and makes 12 pancakes . I did make a few changes to the original recipe. First, I used coconut flour to replace the all-purpose flour used in the original recipe. I also replaced the butter with coconut oil. I bought a huge container of coconut oil and I have been trying to use it in recipes since I already have it in the cupboard. I found that the pancakes browned a little quickly on my griddle, so you might want to set the heat on a lower setting. Finally, I added 1 1/2 tsp of pure vanilla extract before adding the waffle iron. I love adding vanilla or almond extract to pancakes and waffles, they provide a great taste.

These pancakes turned out really well. They were sweet, without being overly so and rose nicely for gluten free pancakes. My youngest was a huge fan of the homemade strawberry syrup I made. It was easy, just 1 cup of sugar, 2 cups of frozen strawberries and 1 cup of water. I allowed the mixture to cook until thickened and then added a small amount of cornstarch to make it a little thicker. It was great on the waffles and would also be delicious in Greek yogurt for breakfast. If you aren't a fan of traditional sugar coconut or date sugar or sugar substitute should also work.

For the recipe go to Buttermilk Pancakes.

18 comments:

  1. These pancakes look divine, Ann. So fluffy and soft and strawberries topping is just irresistible!

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    1. Thanks :) They turned out great and the strawberry syrup was delicious in yogurt the next day!

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  2. I saw the first photo and my mouth couldn't stop watering. I HAVE to try this! Whenever we go to IHop for breakfast I always get the strawberry syrup for my pancakes if I get it so it's nice to know I can make my own.

    As for growth spurts, my 13yr old has been eating everything in sight as well. I can't wait for it to be over so I can get some food for myself.

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    1. Strawberry syrup is my favorite too, I love it! I am so ready for my kids to be over their growth spurts, they are eating me out of house and home :)

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  3. Hahahaha - I love flavored coffee. I especially love those flavor shots they have at Dunkin Donuts. Yum.

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    1. I like the flavor shots and flavored creamer, I just can't handle the actual flavored coffee anymore. My taste buds have been crazy lately, all the things I used to like I don't seem to like anymore :)

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  4. I can't wait to try this recipe. I've been trying to find a good pancake recipe that uses coconut flour. These look fluffy and yummy.

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    1. I love coconut flour, it's my favorite gluten free flour since it works so well in baked goods. These pancakes turned out perfect!

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  5. My kids will eat stacks upon stacks of pancakes, it's totally crazy. My mother likes flavored coffee and I remember her drinking this chocolate-raspberry stuff when I was a kid, I couldn't even stand the smell of it. It was overpowering. I do like to put a little nip in coffee once in awhile, Bailey's is always delicious. :)

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    1. My kids will eat that many pancakes also. They seem to have a hollow legs, they eat and eat and eat. I agree about the bailey's, it's yummy :)

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  6. Oh my this looks like this will be a big hit here.

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  7. I can relate to tastes changing...it's true with clothes, food, music...I could go on. :)
    This looks really good!!

    And hurrah for popcorn! :)

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    1. I have changed my tastes in clothes and music a lot over the years as well :) It's funny how things that seemed so important completely change as you get older!

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  8. Definitely want to try these. Have you used date sugar very much? I tried it in my coffee, because I was really trying to get away from using artificial sweeteners, but it was awful because it didn't dissolve. I've used it once in baking and it wasn't too bad but I have a ton of it that I haven't used since… just wondering if you've had success with it much?

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    1. I have used both date and coconut sugar. Date sugar works well in baked goods. For granola bars and cookies I often grind up fresh dates in my food processor with a bit of water. It works just as well as date sugar and adds a little more potassium etc. I try to stay away from artificial sweeteners also, especially in baking I prefer using natural sugars. Plus I think it tastes better.

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    1. Thanks, they were a great way to start the day!

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