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Delicious Quinoa Pancakes: Gluten-free and Vegan ;)

This a great take on traditional pancakes; they’re gluten-free, vegan, and super healthy. My daughter and husband like them with cacao nibs, my son likes them plain, and I add chia seeds, blueberries, and bananas to mine 😉 Have fun and make then your own! In a large bowl combine: 1 1/2 cups of quinoa or brown rice flower 3 Tablespoons of coconut palm sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons of gluten free baking powder 1/2 teaspoon of salt In a separate bowl combine: 1 1/2 cups of coconut milk (or almond) 3 tablespoons of Earth Balance butter 2 “eggs” (in a mini food processor blend 2 tablespoons of flaxseed with 6 tablespoons of water) 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract Mix/whisk wet ingredients into dry, and voila! *I usually make one large batch and then take about a 1/2 cup of batter out, put it into a small bowl and mix it with individual ingredients. For my pancakes I usually add about a handful of blueberries, 2 tablespoons of chia seeds, and 1/2 large banana – adding …

Yummy Banana Bread that’s Gluten-Free AND Vegan!

I’ve been a vegetarian for some time, but I now find myself – for personal, and health reasons – moving towards a more plant based, gluten-free diet. I love to bake, so I’ve been modifying recipes that adhere to my new way of eating, but I also want my family to LOVE eating them. Today I made my traditional banana bread completely vegan and gluten-free … it was delicious! I hope you enjoy it as much as we have and remember, ingredients can always be modified 😉 Have fun! Ingredients: 6-8 ripe bananas (mashed, and best if extra ripe) 6 tablespoons of coconut palm sugar 2 “eggs” – in a blender or food processor combine 2 tablespoons of flaxseeds with 6 tablespoons of water 1 cup of coconut milk or any nut milk 1/2 cup of coconut oil 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 4 cups of quinoa flour 1 teaspoons of gluten-free baking powder 1 teaspoons of gluten-free baking soda 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 cup of macadamia nuts * if …