Chai Spice Oat Flour Blender Pancakes (gluten-free)

Stack of oat flour blender pancakes on a white plate.

Lately, I’ve been exploring the many virtues of oat flour. Did you know that oat flour is just rolled oats blended so finely until they resemble flour? It’s a miracle!

Second bonus: oat flour is gluten-free (as long as you are using certified gluten-free oats)! Major win!!
Oat flour can be substituted for regular all-purpose flour in many baked goods (muffins and cookies especially), which makes it so versatile! Note that oat flour makes baking more dense, so the addition of baking powder maintains a lighter consistency.

Chai Spice Oat Flour Blender Pancakes are made using oat flour and can be whipped together in literally 1 minute. If you have a high-powered blender, such as a Vitamix, all of the ingredients can be dumped in, blended on high until smooth and silky, and as soon as your griddle is sizzling, pancakes will be comin’ atcha!

(And if you don’t have a high-powered blender, I recommend taking the extra step to pre-pulverize the rolled oats into oat flour before adding the remaining ingredients to blend into pancake batter.)

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Sweet Potato Egg Nests

Shredded sweet potatoes and grated parmesan cheese form a hashbrown "nest" surrounding soft baked eggs - giving you all your breakfast favourites in one convenient portion.

I’m a big fan of muffin tin breakfasts. They are so portable and individually sized, and are perfect for large batches made in advance.

Shredded sweet potatoes and grated parmesan cheese form a hashbrown “nest” surrounding soft baked eggs – giving you two breakfast favourites in one convenient portion.

These cute little Sweet Potato Egg Nests get to join the other muffin tin breakfasts in the recipe index already:

See? That muffin tray is versatile for more than just muffins!

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Baked Peaches and Cream Oatmeal

Warm your kitchen with a cozy bowl of Baked Peaches and Cream Oatmeal, while the mornings are still cool and the markets are still stocked with peaches.

I’m hanging on by my fingernails to the last day of summer.

Tomorrow it’s officially Fall, you guys, OMG! Before this blog turns into all things cinnamon and apples and pumpkin, I’ve got one last end-of-summer recipe: Baked Peaches and Cream Oatmeal.

Baked Peaches and Cream Oatmeal is great for these last days of summer where the mornings are crisp but the afternoons turn warm and sunny.

Last night I woke up shivering under my covers, because the window in my bedroom was open all night and there was a very, very cooooool breeze blowing in. I rummaged under my bed for my long-forgotten slippers, awkwardly stuffed my feet into them, and swiftly closed the window.

No more leaving windows open all night, or even all day.

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Peach Ricotta Toast

Enjoy peach ricotta toast for breakfast at the height of peach season - juicy sweet peaches are paired with creamy ricotta and crunchy salted pistachios.
Oh, peaches.

Peaches are the one fruit that unequivocally spells summer. When eaten at their ripest they are so sweet, tender, and juicy – no other fruit compares! Peaches have such a short season, so let’s take advantage and eat ALL the peaches while we can!

Peaches grow a few hours inland from where I live – in the Okanagan region. It’s an area that gets hot dry summers and has perfect growing conditions for fruit (and wine! yum!)

I vacationed at a lake in the Okanagan two weeks ago, and peaches were the one thing I was set on bringing back home. (Besides cherries. And apricots. And blueberries. And tomatoes. Oh, and lots and lots of wine. 😉 )

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Chocolate Dutch Baby Pancake

Chocolate dutch baby pancake is the perfect little breakfast treat when eaten with fresh berries, a sprinkle of powdered sugar, and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Dutch. baby. Might go down as the weirdest name for a pancake EVER.

Despite its odd name, the dutch baby is a pretty little puffed pancake that bakes entirely in the oven. It should really be called the lazy pancake because there is no flipping required – the batter is poured into a cast iron pan, cooked in the oven until it’s impressively puffed, and then cut up like a pizza to serve.

(Are you converted yet?!)

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