banana coconut macadamia nut pancakes



There's nothing like good food to celebrate a holiday. For as long as I can remember, we always served my mother breakfast in bed on Mother's Day. But this year, we decided to do something a little different. My dad, brother and I put together a nice family brunch, complete with flowers, mimosas and a fully set table. It was the first meal as a family of four we've had in a very long time.

For some health reasons, we've been trying to go a bit more gluten-free around the house. One of my mom's gifts was Gretchen Brown's Fast and Simple Gluten-Free cookbook. One of my favorite things to do with my mom is try out new recipes, and I'm very excited to dig into the world of gluten-free cuisine. For Mother's Day brunch we decided to kick off with Brown's own banana coconut macadamia nut pancakes.

adding in the coconut flakes and macadamia nuts...

We had to buy a lot of new ingredients to make it gluten-free -- like gluten-free flour, coconut flower, and coconut milk-- but it was so worth it. With nuts, bananas and coconut flakes, the pancakes were thick and hearty. My only regret was not putting in more macadamia nuts.

What gluten-free recipe should we try next? I have the whole summer ahead of me to explore.

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Monday, May 13, 2013

banana coconut macadamia nut pancakes



There's nothing like good food to celebrate a holiday. For as long as I can remember, we always served my mother breakfast in bed on Mother's Day. But this year, we decided to do something a little different. My dad, brother and I put together a nice family brunch, complete with flowers, mimosas and a fully set table. It was the first meal as a family of four we've had in a very long time.

For some health reasons, we've been trying to go a bit more gluten-free around the house. One of my mom's gifts was Gretchen Brown's Fast and Simple Gluten-Free cookbook. One of my favorite things to do with my mom is try out new recipes, and I'm very excited to dig into the world of gluten-free cuisine. For Mother's Day brunch we decided to kick off with Brown's own banana coconut macadamia nut pancakes.

adding in the coconut flakes and macadamia nuts...

We had to buy a lot of new ingredients to make it gluten-free -- like gluten-free flour, coconut flower, and coconut milk-- but it was so worth it. With nuts, bananas and coconut flakes, the pancakes were thick and hearty. My only regret was not putting in more macadamia nuts.

What gluten-free recipe should we try next? I have the whole summer ahead of me to explore.

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