Pomegranate-Persimmon Holiday Pancakes
- Vegan, Gluten-free, sugar-free option, yummy, and look how cute they are! =)
Happy Holidays everyone! I am alive, well, and sleeping A LOT this week. I’m on winter break and planning to do lots of blogging =) First off, here’s a recipe I made for breakfast.
- 1/2 cup Wholesome Chow all-purpose gluten-free baking mix
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 persimmon
- Seeds of 1 pomegranate
- Cooking Spray
- Brown sugar (sprinkled on top as an optional topping).
Directions: Mix equal amounts of almond milk and baking mix. I used 1/2 cup of each. Then chop and blend the persimmon and 1/2 cup of water in a food processor. Add the persimmon puree to the mix. Heat pan or griddle with cooking spray. Spoon mix onto pan. Sprinkle on pomegranate seeds. Cook each side for about 2 minutes. Use brown sugar or a bit of maple syrup as a topping.
I had a sample of pumpkin pancakes made with Wholesome Chow’s baking mix at New Leaf Grocery stores (alternative Whole Foods in northern California) and thought it was really tasty and handy. All you really need to do is add almond milk to make some pancakes! Also, my new favorite Almond Milk brand is Califia Farms. They use pretty much all the same ingredients and preservatives as Silk, Almond Breeze, and Trader Joes, but it somehow it tastes smoother and fresher. It was on sale one day at Andronico’s (reason why I’m broke) and I decided to try it…needless to say I fell for the gimmick and now I’m hooked. I buy it even when it’s full priced for $4.49! -___-
I love this recipe because the persimmons add natural, understated sweetness and a soft texture. Therefore, you don’t need to add any sugar or butter to make delicious, fluffy pancakes! I haven’t been eating much dairy so I appreciate simple recipes like this that doesn’t use fake butter or margarine (exceptions for dairy & eggs for my friends’ home-made baked goods infused with love and the amazing ice cream I just tried from Bi-Rite Creamery omgodddzz…good thing this place practices moderation through expensive prices and small scoops!).
TIP: Open pomegranates in a big bowl of water. The seeds will sink and the outside bits will float to the top! Learned this from my roomie!
I miss you guys, talk to me! I have lots of ideas and too little time. But, try this recipe out…persimmons and pomegranates are in season! They look festive and I’m sure the whole family will enjoy them.
Merry Christmas my lovely friends. Let me know what’s challenging for you during the holidays and we can write a post about it!