Keep Calm & Make Pancakes

Hey guys!

Hope you all had a very restful and relaxing Sunday!

So, my “free” wi-fi decided to be no more tonight…but instead of stressing, I took this as an opportunity to bust out the ol’ Starbucks gift card (thanks Cat!) and treat myself to a little iced decaf coffee while typing up today’s post! I’m actually sitting outside and it feels AMAZING! Better soak up the nice temperatures while I can since I hear a bad storm is coming in for tomorrow!

Fate didn’t make liar out of me this week, so you guys know what that means…

Happy Pancake Sunday from the new Casa de Broccoli!

Gluten-Free Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

Gluten-Free Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes: (serves 1)

  • 1/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flax to 3 tablespoons water)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds

1. Stir together flax and water and allow to set for 2-3 minutes.
2. Combine dry ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together to break up any lumps.
3. Add wet ingredients into the dry mix and stir to incorporate.
4. Stir in poppy seeds and zest
5. Pour batter into a greased skillet and cook over medium heat for about 3-5 minutes           per side.

These pancakes are gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, and sugar-free!

I topped my 3 small cakes with a swirl of Sarena’s coconut cream, more poppy seeds and zest, and a little coconut. I loved the light color of the cakes…it went perfectly with the “pop” of color from the lemon zest!

This was my first time creating a gluten-free pancake from scratch. After doing a bit of research, I learned that the addition of xanthan gum is an absolute MUST in gluten-free baking to get the batter to stick together. Next time, I may fiddle around with the ingredients to see if I can make them fluffier like Alex’s because, I don’t know about you, but there are few things in my life that top a stack of big fluffy pancakes! 😉

The kitchen has officially been christened!

A pancake batter tear of happiness! 😉

After breakfast, I did a little catching up on some blog reading. The other day, Janetha shared a glorious cheese-loving casserole recipe in her post “Keep Calm & Make a Casserole” (if you are a cheese fiend like me, I suggest you go take a gander at that beauty)!

Her post got me thinking about the “calm after the storm” that I’ve experienced today. I spent the day doing light stuff around the house…I got all my clothes unpacked and put away and both bathrooms are stocked and organized! Quite a change of pace from the last few days. Honestly, I think there’s just something to be said about taking the time to make a special breakfast on a Sunday morning (or any day for that matter) that can set the mood for a relaxing day!

I mean, c’mon, if I had lost internet service a couple of days ago, I wouldn’t have thought, “Hey, I’ll just go to Starbucks!” I would have thought, “Ohmigod! I don’t have internet! My life is OVER!!” Yeah, I wish I was kidding. 😉

So, I’d like to steal Janetha G’s question…

Finish the sentence according to your mood today:
“Keep calm and _________.”


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