Flourless Birthday Cake Pancakes

Happy birthday to me!

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This isn’t an April fools joke, although everyone I tell seems to think so at first. April fools day is all about joking around and pulling pranks but in my house it’s a day of celebration with me as the center of attention, duh. I love to get the royal treatment on my birthday. Who am I kidding? I love to get the royal treatment any day. After all, I am The Nutritious Princess and Sarah does mean princess. Clearly, it was meant to be (still waiting for the day my family tells me I’m the princess of Genovia or really anywhere).

I’ve always wanted to pull a prank on my brothers on April fools but I’m not much of a trickster. Any time I think of pranks I can’t help but think of the mega prank from The Parent’s Trap. That is the ultimate prank in my opinion and I don’t think anything I’ll do can ever measure up. I think I need to call up Lindsay Lohan one day for some pointers.

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Pranks aside, I love birthdays – although I’m not a big fan of getting sung happy birthday to in public! There’s cake and presents and quality time with the family, and did I mention cake? My birthday, along with every other holiday I celebrate, is a time to take my foot off the brakes and indulge in lots of dessert! However, not every birthday treat needs to be unhealthy. I’ve created these healthy birthday cake pancakes exactly for that reason! They’re thick and fluffy, and the combination of sprinkles and butter extract really pulls off the cake batter flavour!

You need to make these for your upcoming birthday! But hey, I know you can’t wait that long (neither can I).. Make them anytime because everyday is a reason to celebrate!

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Birthday Cake Pancakes (serves 2)

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg and salt
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp butter extract
  • sprinkles
  • maple syrup for serving

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, combine the coconut flour, oat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the almond milk, eggs and maple syrup.
  3. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and mix to combine. Add in sprinkles.
  4. Cook on a lightly greased pan or griddle. Top with pure maple syrup and more sprinkles for good measure. Enjoy!

happy cooking,

Sarah

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