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Gluten-Free Apple Cinamon Quinoa Pancakes

I love lazy Sundays!  Lounging in pajamas, surfing the web, drinking coffee and making a BIG breakfast!

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Don’t tell anyone, but recently I discovered that Big Lots has Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-free products at a HUGE discount!!!  I recently loaded up on gluten-free: pancake mix, pizza dough and corn muffin mix. So one Sunday morning I thought I would get creative with my Sunday morning breakfast and make a huge batch of pancakes.bobs red mill pancake mix gluten free jacksonville

Lately I have been having fun trying new things in my pancakes to add some additional nutritional value. I had some quinoa in my pantry and because of its high protein content and versatility I thought I would add some to my pancakes.

To Prepare Quinoa
Prepare quinoa as directed on the box.  Boil 1/2 cup quinoa in 1 cup water, let simmer until water disappears.  Add 2 tbsp agave (or honey, brown sugar) and 2 tsp of cinnamon. After fully cooked set aside and allow to cool just a bit.

To prepare pancakes


1 ½ cups of Bob’s Red Mill ®Gluten-Free Pancake Mix
1 large egg
¾ cup milk (cow, soy, rice,almond)
1 tbsp vegetable oil

Combine Bob’s Red Mill ® Gluten-Free Pancake Mix, egg, milk and vegetable oil. Blend all ingredients in blender, mixer or whisk vigorously in bowl until thoroughly mixed. Add quinoa, blend until distributed evenly throughout the batter. Let batter stand and pre-heat nonstick griddle to medium high temperature. Lightly oil or spray griddle with cooking or baking spray. For test pancake, pour scant ¼ cup batter onto griddle and cook until top is bubbly. Turn and cook until golden brown. Adjust the temperature as needed. If necessary adjust batter by adding more pancake mix or milk one tbsp. at a time. Continue with remaining batter. Makes eight 4-ince pancakes. Serves four (2 4-inch pancakes per serving).

I made the entire package which means you just need to double all of the measurements that are on the package. I used almond milk instead of regular milk.

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To prepare apple compote:
I noticed on the side of the package a very, very easy recipe for an apple compote. I had the ingredients so I thought I would make it. Sometimes it is nice to add something other than syrup to your pancakes.

2 medium apples, diced
¼ cup of sugar
1tsp ground cinnamon
1tbsp cornstarch
Dash of sea salt
½ tsp lemon juice
1 cup water

Place the diced apples in a saucepan. Add the other ingredients, except the water, and stir over medium heat. Cook until the mixture becomes thick and the apples are soft. Slowly add in the water a littleat a time, allowing the mixture to thicken. Add enough of the water to make sauce the consistency that will run over the edge of pancakes.

Instead of sugar I added agave nectar and instead of cornmeal I added rice flour. It did the trick, however, the agave and water made it a little runny so I may have had to add a little more rice flour than the recipe called for.

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Everything was delicious! The pancakes were thick and hearty and VERY filling while the compote was light and perfectly sweet. One thing, I may peel the apples next time. I made a huge batch of these and was able to freeze them in individual serving size zip lock bags. I grabbed a bag each morning this week to warm up when I got to work. Because of the protein in the quinoa it held me over until right at lunch time.

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What is your favorite Sunday tradition?

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Ovinte: Gluten-Free Brunch

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Recently I joined some of my friends for brunch at Ovinte Wine Lounge. Ovinte is the new wine bar at the Town Center. It is located in the same space as the old Original Pancake House. It in no way resembles the old space; it feels like a mixture of Napa Valley and New York City. I was excited to try it out because I knew they were gluten-free friendly.

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They are known for their wine and tapas and only recently started serving brunch on Sundays from 11-4.
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Their brunch menu consists of a varity of breakfast foods from omelets, cheese grits, pancakes, fritattas, platters and lots of yummy stuff. While they don’t have a separate menu, they do have all of their gluten-free items nicely marked on the menu. Some of the highlights included:ovinte gluten free brunch town center chocolate covered baconchocolate bacon (not sure if this is gluten-free)
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the salmon/lox platter, (gluten-free without crustini)

ovinte gluten free brunch town center Frittata Giorno- (gluten-free). This is what I had. It was delicious. I was tempted to get the gluten-free pancake; it is on the menu as a throwback to the Original Pancake House.
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Sunday Brunch also features $20 bottles of Prosecco with orange juice or cranberry juice. Perfect for sharing with your friends…
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Everyone that was at our table loved their food. I was very envious of the Salmon platter, I think I am getting that next time without the crustinis. Ovinte has thought of every detail. I just love their glasses for wine and for water. The water glasses are actually the bottom of wine bottles. They are so cool!

They have an inside and outside space. Both include places to lounge on a couch with a glass of wine or sit at a table. Both have a totally different feel to them. We sat outside during brunch because the weather was so nice. The view is not much to be desired because you are looking at other buildings in the mall, however they have it designed really nicely; there are shrubs that give the feeling you aren’t in a big mall and they have a Bocce ball court. Kinda reminds me of lazy summer days on the beach. Their prices are reasonable and the portion sizes are under control. I definitely recommend this place for a gluten-free brunch. And though I have yet to try their tapas I have a feeling they are pretty good too.

Have you been here yet?  If so what have you tried?
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