Gluten Free Cinnamon Pear Pancakes

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I sure do love my brother. Maybe I should be more specific since I do have three brothers. Although I do love them all, I was referring to my baby brother. He’s 24.

Cinnamon Pear Pancakes Kristen Duke

We share a love for food, cooking food. We all know everybody likes to eat food. That’s a no brainer. If you say you don’t enjoy eating, I say you’re a liar with your pants, and all your other clothes, on fire.

My brother is in his last year of college, about to become a real live adult. I love hearing about how he and all his roommates are surviving apartment life. I especially love it when he calls and tells me about some of the meals he’s cooked.

We both love thinking outside of the box and creating our own recipes rather than following strict recipe guidelines. There is this intense sense of satisfaction when you have created something delicious from your own unique food formula.

Gluten Free Pear Pancakes Kristen Duke

One of the most recent concoctions that my brother made was caramelized pears for breakfast. He coated the pears with cinnamon and sugar before throwing them in a pan with some leftover bacon grease. He cooked them until they caramelized and then wiped the drool off of his face.

Sounds good right?! So that got me thinking about other ways you can use pears for breakfast. Well you know what are really good? Cinnamon Pear Pancakes!

These pancakes are light and fluffy and packed with cinnamon maple goodness. This recipe doesn’t use any refined sugar, since the pears are sweet as well as the pure maple syrup.

Umm, and this is where I say, “But I decided to add cinnamon chips!” Because, you know, a little bit of sugar is always good. But do what you will. They are good either way.

And this is where I also tell you that they are even more delicious with maple whipped cream! Haha! I swear I am not a sugar addict. I literally put a smidgen of cream on top. It’s just that I had some leftover from making pecan pie, and I just couldn’t let it go to waste. That would be a shame.

Pear Pancakes Kristen Duke

So now that my sugar confession is over, I can move on to telling you that these would be a perfect breakfast feast for your Christmas morning. Waking up to the smell alone from these Cinnamon Pear Pancakes is enough to put everyone in a holly jolly mood.

Cinnamon Pear Pancakes
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Cuisine: Breakfast
Serves: 4
 
Cinnamon spiced gluten free pear pancakes sprinkled with cinnamon chips and topped with maple whipped cream.
Ingredients
  • For Pancakes:
  • ½ cup finely mashed pear
  • ½ cup skim milk
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1¼ cup King Arthur brand gluten free all-purpose baking mix*
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup cinnamon chips
  • ¼ cup chopped pecan pieces
  • For Whipped Cream:
  • 1 pint chilled heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2-4 tablespoons powdered sugar to taste
Instructions
  1. In a medium sized mixing bowl, beat eggs with a whisk. Add milk, maple syrup, mashed pear, cinnamon, and salt. Mix until combined. Add flour and whisk until smooth. Fold in cinnamon chips and pecan pieces.
  2. Spray skillet with cooking spray or grease with butter. Drop ¼ cup of batter at a time 2-3 inches apart on skillet. Cook for 3-4 minutes on slightly less than medium heat (4 our of 10) until edges are set and batter bubbles in the middle. Gently flip with a spatula and cook 2-3 minutes more until cooked through.
  3. Make whipped cream by pouring heavy whipping cream and maple syrup in a mixing bowl. Beat to dissolve syrup. Dip finger into mixture to decide if you would like it sweeter. Add 2-4 tablespoons of powdered sugar depending on taste. Beat on high for about 5 minutes until soft peaks form.
  4. Serve with pancakes with maple syrup and maple whipped cream.
  5. Makes 8 pancakes
Notes
*This mix includes baking powder and xanthan gum. If you use a flour blend without these ingredients you will probably need ¾ teaspoon xanthan gum and 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder.

If you enjoyed this recipe, check out some of my other gluten free breakfast recipes over at Breezy Bakes.

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  1. The pancakes sound delicious! I can’t wait to try them! Thanks!

  2. Thanks for posting this. I’ve just been told by my doctor that I might be gluten intolerant, so it’s good to know that I can still eat delicious sounding treats such as this one.

    • Thanks James! I hope you like them. Gluten free really isn’t all that bad. We’ve been doing it for a year now since my daughter has Celiac. You can check my website for a ton of recipes. Good luck and feel free to ask me any advice. =)