* This recipe was originally published 10/09/2014 revised on 12/11/2015

hello darlings!

Last night, neither my husband nor I had the desire to cook. We  kind of just wanted desert. So, I decided to pull different things I had in the fridge and came up with this: Vegan Pumpkin Gluten Free Pancakes topped with with caramelized cinnamon apples. We made a stack and shared it as we caught up on our new favorite show. He sipped on coffee and I on lactose free milk. 

Vegan Pumpkin Gluten Free Pancakes topped with caramelized cinnamon apples
Makes about 8-10 pancakes
Adapted from a recipe in this book

1 cup of gluten free rolled oats
2 spoons of agave (or other natural sweetener of your choice)
1 TSP of baking powder
a pinch of salt
1/2 spoon of cinnamon powder
1 TSP of vanilla 
1 cup of almond milk
2 table spoons of coconut oil
1 TSP of flaxseeds
2 TSP of water
1 pinch of ginger powder
1 cup of pumpkin
Earth balance vegan and gluten free butter to grease the pan or coconut oil. 

1 granny smith apple diced
4 spoons of brown sugar
1/2 cup of water
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
1 stick of cinnamon

Step 1:
Put all dry ingredients in a large bowl and whisk. In another bowl whisk (egg, milk, oil, egg, vanilla) and add to the bowl of dry ingredients. 

Step 2:
Mix together all the ingredients until you get a thick but smooth batter. You may add more milk or water to get it to the consistency that you personally prefer. 

Step 3:
In a non stick small-medium pan (medium heat) put a bit of butter until it bubbles a bit, add 1 1/2 spoon of batter (supposing you are using a ladle) (while moving the pan a bit for all the batter to move evenly and take the round shape). Let it cook until you start getting little bubbles all around the edge of the pancake. Turn it for the other side to cook. 

These pancakes will look darker than the ones you would make without pumpkin and will make the whole house smell beautiful. 

Step 4:
When you are done making the pancakes, use the same pan put the water, the sugar and stir. After a few seconds add the pieces of apple, lemon and the cinnamon and let it simmer for about a minute, intermittently stirring the mix. When the whole things started to thicken, it is ready to serve. 

We also added more syrup. I am dying to see your very own version of Fall pancakes! How do you eat your pancakes?