Not Your Traditional Pancakes!

I love breakfast and I use to love to eating breakfast at a local cafe called Toast. Toast is an adorable cafe located in Port Jeff. I haven’t been back to Toast since I went GF, but have been inspired by many of their creations.

Toast offers typical breakfast items, like Omelets, Pancakes and French Toast, however they have a unique twist; including Cinnamon Raisin French Toast, Peach/Raspberry Pancakes, and Banana Cinnamon Walnut Pancakes to name a few.

I have blogged a lot about pancake mixes before. Currently my favorite mixes are King Arthur’s GF Mix and GF Bisquick. Not only are the mixes GF, but I easily make them DF. I have also been on a pancake fix lately, and have been developing unique combinations, just like Toast!

Last week I made blueberry/raspberry/ banana pancakes! I made the mix as directed (using water instead of milk), added a mashed banana, a touch of vanilla, and cinnamon to the mix. After I put the mixture on the skillet, I added the desired amount of blueberries and raspberries!

Last night I made my friend and I breakfast for dinner. She is also from Long Island and loves to dine at Toast (gluten-eater), she often talks about how much she loves Toast’s peach/ raspberry pancakes.

I had never had them, so I figured it was time to give this combo a try. Again I made the pancakes as directed, and added a touch of vanilla and cinnamon. I sliced the peaches up, placed the mixture on the skillet and then added the desired amount of peaches and raspberries to the pancakes.

I think this picture shows how good the pancakes were.

So my challenge to you is: Next time you miss a particular restaurant or food item, don’t dwell on it and get down. Instead, try creating a GF alternative. It may take you a few times, but once you get it, you will feel so empowered!

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