Monday, November 1, 2010

GF/DF Pumpkin Spice Pancakes with Apple Compote

Alright then--if nobody wants to choose a recipe (ehem! is this thing on??), I'll choose. And I choose Pumpkin Spice Pancakes with yummy Apple Compote, because they were fabulous. And I'm still thinking about them.

Pumpkin Pancakes

Here they are, the little beauties!

I've got to be honest and tell you that this was a make-it-up-as-you-go sort of experiment, and no, I didn't precisely measure much of anything. But really, do pancakes require perfect measurement? Not in my kitchen! Feel free to wing it on the compote too!

Pancake Ingredients:

1.5 cups Bob's Red Mill GF Pancake Mix
1 egg
3/4 (plus) cup milk (I used soy, almond would be great too)
1 Tbsp. oil
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
A healthy sprinkle each of cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg
1 cup canned pumpkin (plain--not pie filling)
1 Tbsp. (maybe more?) vanilla

Pancake Directions:

The non-italicized ingredients are taken straight from the BRM Mix package. The other stuff? That was a combination of what I had on-hand, and what I knew, from poking around online, would create a pumpkin-y, fall-ish stack of pancakes. Just like any other pancake recipe, you'll want to combine the dry ingredients, combine the wet ingredients, then blend them together. I have a (plus) after the 3/4 cup milk because I found the consistency to be a bit too thick once I stirred in the pumpkin, so I improvised by adding a bit more soy milk.

Apple Compote Ingredients:

2 apples, peeled and diced
1/4 cup sugar
A healthy sprinkle of cinnamon
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 cup water

Apple Compote Directions:

Place the diced apples in a small sauce pan, and add the sugar, cinnamon, and cornstarch. Stir over medium as the apples begin to soften. You'll notice a thick, glaze-like coating forming on the sides of the pan and the apples. When the apples are cooked through (doesn't take long!), slowly add the water a few Tbsp. at a time, allowing the sauce to thicken before adding more water. The final consistency is up to you, but you'll want to be able to pour it over the top of your pancakes. I left my sauce to simmer, lightly, on the stove while the pancakes cooked.

These were a hit all around, and I was pretty disappointed when, later in the day, Ryan beat me to the one leftover pancake and small cup of leftover compote. Even Camden gobbled up almost an entire pancake, 'bopples' and all.

4 comments:

{:miss v:} said...

Those look really yummy Christina! I'm so glad you're back! I missed ya!

Alisa Cooks said...

Apples and pumpkin - a combo I rarely see, yet they seem like they would be perfect together!

Christina said...

Thanks, V! I'm beginning to feel cozy here again too... like pulling on an old, favorite pair of jeans maybe?! lol!

Alisa, ok--your comment completely caught me off guard. I'm sitting here at my computer, your Go Dairy Free book at my side. I was a bit... star-struck (does this make me a huge geek? Pretty sure it does.) to see your comment, I won't lie! At any rate, I wondered if the pumpkin and apple might be too much, but nope! Definitely tasty :)

giozi said...

Ohhh this looks so good. You have many gifts

 
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