Sunday, January 22, 2012

Valentine's XO Raspberry Pancakes- Gluten Free, Dairy Free

    I wait for occasions to whip out my Tovolo Pancake Pen

 Valentine's day is a perfect time to make hugs and kisses pancakes.
    Or you can make mini sweetheart pancakes.
I drizzled on dairy free cream cheese frosting for extra special sweetness!
     If you don't own a pancake pen I would recommend it.
They are loads of fun for the kids to make their own shapes and are big hits at
sleep overs when you make breakfast the next day. 

My favorite recipe for buttermilk pancakes:
1 1/2 cups of Better Batter Flour
(be sure to spoon the flour into your measuring cup)
2 cups of dairy free buttermilk
(add 2 Tbsp of vinegar to your favorite 2 cups of dairy free milk)
*thin more if you like your batter thinner
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp of baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp of raspberry extract
2 Tbsp oil 
(To make these pink I added 3 capsules of beet powder)

Mix altogether until thoroughly mixed.  
Spoon or squeeze the shape on a hot skillet.

Cook until they are done.
These taste wonderful with strawberry syrup.

Feel free to experiment and add sliced strawberries
or chop up the strawberries and add them to the xo's.
When you do, add a little extra batter on top of the strawberries to
cover them.  This will prevent them from sticking to the pan,
and from turning brown and mushy. 
What ever you do on Valentine's Day, be sure to give the ones you love a big

P.S.  I know I sound confused with raspberry extract and strawberries, but it was really good!
But if you have Monk (the show, not the religious sort) like tendencies feel free to use raspberry extract and raspberry fruit.


  1. This is excellent! A pancake recipe without eggs in it! I have tried so many recipes lately substituting for the egg to no avail. I will definitely be trying this one out for sure :)
    I invite you to link it at my 'Made From Scratch' Monday. I know there are several readers that would enjoy this recipes :)

    1. Thanks Mary! It is nice to hear feedback. I will post them on Monday! Thanks for the invite to post it!

  2. Thanks Mary! I am glad you are going to give it a try. Let me know what you think and please post any changes or substitutions you make so we can all enjoy. I love to hear back from readers as to what works for them. Sometimes in works in my kitchen but then not in someone elses. I love feedback.
    I will try to link it at your site. I have never done that before, so this will be new for me. sGlad to meet you and I am gonna check out your Made From Scratch Monday!

  3. Deborah...well, we did try them. They turned out excellent. I used almond milk with rice vinegar, and eliminated the raspberry extract. We are used to a sweeter pancake so I added a tbsp of sugar. I made the first 1/2 of batter as regular pancakes. The second 1/2 we added mini gluten/dairy free chocolate chips. Both batches turned out so good that between 3 of us today, there are only 4 pancakes left!
    Seriously would love for you to share you post next week on Monday. Just copy your link of your post and click on 'add your link' under my post and it will prompt you through the rest. I think there are a lot of people who would really enjoy this :) Thank you so much for sharing!