Tuesday, September 27, 2011

enjoying autumn

this morning my kids slept in. usually Big A is up first around 6:15am, but he didn't wake until after 7:30!!! i was thisclose to making sure he was still breathing because this sort of thing just DOES NOT happen in our home. (it may or may not have something to do with the fact that we stayed late at bible study last night and he was exhausted!) because he woke up so late i had the chance to wake up naturally, on my own. i don't know if you have kids that wake you up every. single. morning. but i can assure you that a morning you are able to wake up on your own is like a treasure straight from heaven. i feel so refreshed and well rested. and since i was so bright-eyed and bushy -tailed i thought i would try a new recipe for breakfast.

i know it's only been fall for like half a day 3 days, but i hit the ground running. i am all about pumpkin right now. little a requested pancakes so i thought i would add a little pumpkin just for fun.

since we're trying to stick to a Paleo diet i was inspired by this recipe for pancakes. i am not being super strict, so i made a few changes. here's my recipe for a pumpkin "grain-free" version. 

1 c Bob's Red Mill gluten-free all purpose baking flour
1/2 c pumpkin puree
1 tbsp almond flour
2 eggs
1/4 c water
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp kosher salt
top with maple syrup

they turned out pretty awesome, except they weren't that sweet. i think i'll add some Stevia to the mix next time. or honey. whatever.

in honor of the change in season i also bought a new coffee. and DANG it is tasty. 

oh, and i'm also burning my sweet cinnamon pumpkin candle like Jesus is returning TOMORROW.  i just can't get enough of that smell. i fear i will burn it all before Thanksgiving even gets here so i'm on a feverish hunt for a new fall candle. someone tell me where to go, and quick!

 i have some left over pumpkin puree so i'm gonna go whip up some grain-free pumpkin bread right now. 


fall shaped confetti sparkles,


  1. That coffee is my favorite too! Also, I just bought a bunch of my coworkers those mugs for Christmas!

  2. i want some of that coffee and i really want those pankcakes. yum.


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