While the stores are overloaded with heart-shaped candies, cookies and donuts. Why not kick off your Valentine’s Day week, with some heart-healthy pomegranates. These beautiful Gluten-Free Pancakes with Pomegranates are so tasty, they will warm your heart.
Pomegranates are not only good for your heart. They also help to lower blood pressure, reduce cholesterol and boosts your immune system. Pomegranates are packed with vitamin C, potassium and are well-known for their anti-aging benefits.
Valentine’s Day does not have to be about being in a relationship, over-priced flowers, exchanging gifts or even being in love. Why not this Valentine’s Day try focusing on you. What makes you feel good, smile, laugh? When we start to know and love ourselves it makes it easier for others to know and love us.
1 c brown rice flour
1/4 c tapioca flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp xanthan gum
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 c almond milk
1 egg “replacer”
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
In a medium bowl mix together all the dry ingredients. In a second bowl, mix together all wet ingredients (add coconut oil last, if it is left too long it may start to solidify again).
Combine dry to wet ingredients. Mix well.
Over medium-high heat, warm a griddle or skillet using coconut oil to coat pan. Pour about 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of batter onto griddle. I can usually fit four pancakes on a square griddle at once. Once pancake starts to bubble, it is time to flip. Repeat. Adding coconut oil to pan in between each new set of pancakes.
Top pancakes with pomegranates, strawberries, blueberries or bananas. I find these fruits are sweet enough. Sometimes they can replace the need of maple syrup.