Wake up to these comforting Cranberry Orange Pancakes! Light as crepes, filling as pancakes this citrus infused stack made with Greek yogurt is packed with vitamins C & E and fiber. A holiday inspired favorite!
It’s beginning to feel a lot more like Christmas. This weekend I finally got the tree up and house ho ho ho ready for the holidays. I don’t know what’s been going on with me, but I’ve been struggling to get in the Christmas mood. It’s odd. I love Christmas. It’s the one holiday I live for and this is my favorite time of year. For some reason though, I’ve been avoiding putting up the tree, decorating the house, making holiday cookies and even posting holiday recipes. It’s good I make recipes in advance otherwise I would be the only food blogger not posting holiday relevant content.
I think secretly I’m avoiding this holiday to avoid celebrating any joy. I may be a little sad about what’s happened with my health this year. I was telling someone the other day how I’ve been off crutches one month now. When I said that, I stopped and thought to myself wow, it’s only been one month. Three months is a long time to be on crutches. It felt like forever. But it’s more than just being on crutches. It’s been two years of hell dealing with repeated bone weakness due to hormone imbalances.
I feel robbed of two years of life. I know I should feel grateful that my health is improving and that my bones are seemingly in tact at the moment and while I’m grateful for those things, something inside me feels like its mourning a loss. Probably because this has consumed so much of my life and a small part of me fears it will happen again. I know it will take time to heal from the emotional aftermath of what I’ve been through just like it will take time for my body to heal from the damage.
I’ve always thought the holidays were a time to be grateful and reflect, but I also think it’s a celebration. A celebration of conquering life’s challenges and a celebration of what’s to come. So today, raise your fork and celebrate with me by digging into these crepe-like cranberry orange pancakes and let’s cheers to conquering life together and celebrating what the future holds in store for us!
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Cranberry Orange Pancakes
- 1 cup <a href="http://amzn.to/1PMpqx4"> sorghum flour*</a>
- 1 large egg white
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or milk of preference
- 1 tbsp low sugar orange juice
- 1 tsp orange zest
- 2 tsp sweetener of choice such as truvia or stevia
- 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 cup frozen cranberries thawed
Spray a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray & bring to medium-high heat
In a bowl, combine all ingredients except cranberries
Mix the batter well then gently fold in cranberries
Reduce heat to medium
Pour 1/4 cup batter onto skillet to form pancakes
Cook 2-3 minutes until lightly browned & slightly bubbling (these will cook fast) then flip to cook another 2-3 minutes more
Remove from skillet & cool on a cooling rack
Makes 8 pancakes, 70 calories per pancake
*Can substitute GF flour, whole wheat flour or GF oat flour. The pancakes may be more dense with these flours than sorghum.
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What are you celebrating this year?