Yesterday and the day before were both dreary, overcast days in Michigan. I really needed a plateful of something to cheer me up. In times of need, we often turn to comfort food. Pancakes, for me, definitely fit the bill for that! I also decided to inject some color to them for added smiles! I have been opting for more gluten-free food products in my diet. I have been feeling a whole lot better both physically and mentally. I have been keeping track of my diet and I have come to the conclusion that gluten somehow affects my mood and I often feel run down and fatigued. So for now I am just doing my best to avoid it and keep my gluten intake at a minimal amount.
I am a big fan of Enjoy Life Foods products. I am currently obsessed with the dark chocolate chips and it is the only brand I buy now. They offer a line of gluten-free, vegan, products that are free from several other allergens (wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, casein, soy, egg, sesame, sulfites, lupin, mustard, fish, shellfish & crustaceans). Their products are created in an allergen-free facility. You can enjoy their foods with confidence that they will do your body good.
I tried out the Enjoy Life Foods pancake and waffle mix a couple times before and my daughter and I loved the finished product. They don’t hold up well for waffles but they do make a wonderful pancake. The taste of these pancakes was on point! I would never even know they were gluten-free because they taste just like regular pancakes.
I wanted to amp it up a bit so I swapped out the water and used Bolthouse Farms Unsweetened Plant Protein Milk instead. An 8 oz serving of this milk is a whopping 10 grams of protein. I also used a mashed banana in the mix to add in some fiber. A banana has approximately 3 grams of fiber.
I also added some Simple Truth natural food coloring to the pancake mix. I am not a fan of artificial dyes in my food so I wanted to give this a whirl. Unfortunately, the colors are not as vibrant as the artificial ones but they are still fun to eat. Next time I make these I will experiment more with the amount I use (probably needed to use more). The batter was colorful and bright but when the pancakes were cooked the color faded. Perhaps you will have more luck with the colors!
Now let’s get busy with the recipe!
- 1 1/2 cups Enjoy Life Pancake & Waffle Mix
- 1 1/2 cups Bolthouse Farms Plant Protein Milk
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1/2 mashed banana
- Simple Truth Natural Food Color
- Pure maple syrup (optional)
- Candy Sprinkles (optional)
- Prepare your batter by placing the mix, milk, and oil into the bowl and stir until no lumps remain.
- Mash 1/2 of a ripe banana and then incorporate this into the mix.
- Using 6 bowls, place a small amount of batter into each bowl and add food coloring to each bowl until you have red, orange (red & yellow combined), yellow, green (blue & yellow), blue, and purple (red & blue).
- Warm up a tiny bit of coconut oil in a pan, just enough to give it a thin non-stick coating.
- Place the batter into the skillet or griddle one color at a time. You may have to do a couple batches to get all 6 pancakes cooked. I used two large skillets simultaneously with 3 colors in each pan.
- Cook the pancakes on a medium setting. Flip the pancakes when the edges are noticeably formed. After flipping continue cooking until thoroughly cooked.
- Remove pancakes from pan and top with maple syrup and/or candy sprinkles. Enjoy!
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I wanna try the All Purpose Flour and the Pizza Crust Mix. Yum!
Yes to that! My Kroger store does not carry the pizza crust. I am wanting to try that out too. Love making homemade pizza!
I would like to try the carrot cake bars, they look really good. Also the mountain mambo seed and fruit mix! Yum!
I didn’t know Simple Truth made natural food colorings. I love the healthy recipe… it looks delicious! 🙂
Awesome colors love it!
I would like to try the carrot cake bars. Also the mountain mambo seed and fruit mix looks so good! Yum!!
Those sound like excellent choices to me!
Great giveaway, love! Love the muted colors of the natural pancakes!
Thank you Amber. I will try more color next time and see what happens. Good luck!
I love dark chocolate so much! I haven’t tried this brand’s. I’ll have to check it out. Thanks for the tip about the natural food dye. I didn’t know I could find that at Kroger!
I buy Enjoy Life’s dark chocolate chips all the time!
I think I may try the Enjoy Life Pancake and Waffle Mix. I need to get more gluten free products in my life. I am really surprised how tasty gluten free can be!
The pizza crust mix. I need to check my Kroger and see if they carry it!
The pizza crust mix. I need to check my Kroger and see if they carry it.
My Kroger does not carry it. I will have to ask the manager if they could start stocking it.
I love Enjoy Life products, want to try Pancake mix next!
I am a fan of Enjoy Life Foods although I don’t usually keep gluten-free. I like their cookies – I’ve had those in the past.
I would like to try the chocolate brownies
always like chocolate brownies
I like cookies and my all time favorite Chocolate Chip – Crunchy kind (:
Their chocolate brownies look really good!!
Omg. I want to try all of your foods. They looks absolutely amazing!
Their products are good! Love the cookies!
The soft baked chocolate chip cookies are addicting!
All the food you make looks extra delicious…are we still on for a potluck anytime soon…
Hoping to before summer is over!
Thank you Olivia!
I would like to try the pancake mix.
I would love to try the carrot cake bars. Love carrot cake!
Me too! Me too! I have not tried them yet.
I’d like to try out the waffle maker with the waffle mix w/ ancient grains!
I think I’d want to try the brownie mix first.
I use the chocolate chips and love them!
Ooh I’d go crazy for the soft baked cookies!
My kids would love the colors.
I’d like to try the gluten free pancakes. My niece cant have gluten so these would be perfect!
The pancake mix seems to be the first enjoy life product I am going to try. Cant wait to make your recipie!
I’d like to try the Pizza Crust mix.
would love to try the pancake mix
Their pancake mix is a staple in our pantry. Love it!
Everything you make with their products looks amazing! I would love to try their chocolate chips!!
Thank You Lindsay. I am literally obsessed with Enjoy Life Foods. I need to find more products. My Kroger does not carry much.
These look so amazing!! I love the sprinkles
Thanks so much! We need to make these again soon!