What do you get when you combine apples, dates, cinnamon and pancakes on a balmy Saturday? Apple Date Fusion Smothered Over Gluten Free Pancakes!
I was on a creative spark this morning. Taking it slow, sipping some coffee, cleaning the house and so forth when new delicious creations came to me. First - date sauce. It reminds me of apple sauce but with dates, it is easier than pie and just as tasty too! Think, baking, smoothies, cereal, smoothies and more. Today I was thinking pancakes with this delicious sauce as our healthy replacement for syrup. Then I decided to up the factor another notch and take apple slices coated in lime juice, sprinkled in cinnamon with some date sauce heated over the stove until the apples were soft. I added this on top of the pancakes already smothered in date sauce. It was like heaven! Warm, comforting and healthy to boot! No refined sugar, oil, dairy or gluten!
I used a recipe found on this blog for the pancakes and subbed the flour for a gluten-free flour mix, and towards the very end added 1 tbsp of cocoa in the balance of the batter for a few chocolate treats! Click HERE for the recipe.
For the date sauce I soaked dates over night in a jar.
Then took the pits out, and blended the dates in the date water with 2 tsp of cinnamon and a tsp of freshly squeezed lime juice as a preservative.
Blend until smooth, pour in a jar and store in the fridge.
Make a fresh batch of pancakes.
Smother in date sauce and Spiced Apples!
We opted for pancakes smothered in homemade cinnamon date sauce covered with warm apples!
Am I about to go on a walk? You betcha! ;)
Happy Day 6 of Vegan Month of Food!
I hope you enjoy this satisfying meal!!! We froze our extra pancakes for future breakfasts. Feel free to enjoy in one sitting, double the apples for more toppings. Makes 12-13 pancakes.
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