Author Aly Dort / Category Lifestyle / Published: August 2019
One of my favourite benefits of Fall is the freedom to turn on my oven and bake without being unbearably hot. As much as I love cold and refreshing salads and snacks, there’s something about a warm meal that’s both satisfying and comforting. Especially if that meal happens to be breakfast!
Loose leaf tea is such a versatile staple to have on hand. Of course, you can drink it, but you can use many of our loose leaf tea blends for skincare, and to add something special to your cooking.
Not only are these pancakes delicious, but they’re also simple to make- and that’s a major win, in my books.
If you have a little one at home, then you know all too well the difficulty of trying to cook whilst also entertaining. This is a great opportunity for them to participate! Letting your child stir some of the ingredients or pour the (pre-measured) ingredients into the bowl can be an empowering and fun Fall activity for the whole family.
Now, let’s get into the good stuff!
Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
1 Cup Oat Flour
2 Tbsp Coconut Flour
1/2 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Baking soda
3/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
1/2 Cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
3/4 Cup Pumpkin Spice Steeped Tea (Steep 2 servings of loose leaf tea in approx 1 cup of boiled water)
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 Egg whites
100% Maple syrup
- Steep your loose leaf tea for at least 20 minutes in boiled water. (You can leave it to steep while you start prepping your ingredients and even make a little extra to drink while you cook!)
- Combine dry ingredients and mix well.
- In a separate bow, combine wet ingredients and mix until they’re well combined.
- Combine the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until the mixture is even.
- Let your batter sit for a good 5 minutes to allow it to thicken slightly. If the mixture is a little too thick, you can add in more tea.
- Spray your favourite pan and cook your pancakes on medium heat. The first side will take about 3 minutes, and one it’s begun to bubble on top and the sides have started to brown slightly, it’s time to flip and cook for another 1.5 minutes or so.
- Top with 100% maple syrup for a little extra decadence!
Don’t forget to snap a picture of your masterpiece and tag us on Instagram, so we can share in celebrating your yummy creations!
And if you’re looking for more tea-infused goodies to bake, check out our recipe for Duchess Of Earl Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Do you have a favourite recipe that incorporates loose leaf tea? What’s your favourite Fall-Inspired tea blend?
Aly Dort is a freelance illustrator and stationery designer living in Halifax, N.S. She is passionate about mental health, social sustainability and empowering those around her.