Are you ready for the perfect seasonal pancake?
Gingerbread spice. Is it the new pumpkin spice? We’ll see. :)
Chilly, windy, November days call for cozy, spicy, stacks of pancakes, don’t they? But you could argue that sunny days call for pancakes, as do weekend days, and week days, and…I guess really it’s all the days. Any day is a good day for pancakes in my book.
These particular pancakes are very nice for this season, because they are gingerbread spiced, and they have a warm pear sauce on top. I really have not combined pear and gingerbread before, but now it’s my favorite combo. It just goes so well together. If you want to make these extra special, you can make a simple sugared glaze as well. It is the holidays, after all!
This would be a wonderful breakfast for holiday guests, or for a weekend brunch during this busy season.
- 1½ cups spelt flour
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1½ Tablespoons baking powder
- 1½ teaspoons cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ginger
- pinch cloves
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- ¼ cup molasses
- 1½ cups unsweetened coconut milk (or non-dairy milk of your choice)
- ⅓ cup organic canola oil
- 4 pears
- 2 Tablespoons vegan buttery spread
- 1½ Tablespoons sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
- 3-4 Tablespoons unsweetened coconut milk
- In a large bowl, whisk together the spelt flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves.
- Add the vanilla extract, molasses, coconut milk, and organic canola oil. Stir until combined. Set aside while you heat the pan.
- Place a tablespoon of vegan buttery spread in a frying pan and heat over medium heat. Once the butter is sizzling, spoon some batter into the pan.
- Cook the pancakes for about 5 minutes before flipping them. The edges should look cooked before you try to filp them. If they are browning too fast, lower the heat. Repeat with remaining batter.
- To make the warmed pears, place the vegan buttery spread, pears, cinnamon, and sugar in a saucepan. Cook over medium low heat until pears are warm and soft.
- If you want to make the sugar glaze, simply whisk the powdered sugar and coconut milk together in a bowl.
- Top pancakes with pears and sugar glaze before serving. Enjoy!
I always have these ideas of laid back holiday weekends with pancakes and cocoa and Christmas movies, and then December hits and it’s run here, run there, busy busy busy. I’m hoping that this season we get at least one slow weekend day for proper holiday lounging. :)
What kind of holiday weekends do you have planned? Slow and lazy, or busy and chaotic?