Pear Date Pancakes

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Ingredients for the Pancakes:

  • 1 USA Pear, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
  • 6 large medjool dates, pits removed and roughly chopped
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons superfine brown rice flour
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca starch
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Ingredients for the Pear Maple Spread:

  • 2 USA Pears, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

Directions for the pancakes:

  1. Place the pear, dates, milk and egg in a blender and process until smooth, about 1 minute. Add the flour, starch, salt and baking powder and blend until fully combined, scrapping down the blender container a time or two.
  2. Heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat until a drop of water sizzles immediately when splashed on it. Spray with some gluten-free non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Ladle on a heaping ¼ cup of batter per pancake. Cook until the edges look dry and the bottom is golden brown, about 3 – 4 minutes. Flip and cook until the bottom is browned and the pancakes feel firm to the touch.
  4. Keep pancakes warm in a low (200 degrees) oven and repeat with remaining batter.

Directions for the spread:

  1. Combine the pears, lemon juice and maple syrup in a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil, lower the heat to medium low and simmer until the pears are fork tender, about 6 minutes.
  2. Mash the pears a little with a fork or potato masher, keeping the mixture chunky. Raise the heat and reduce the liquid until it is thick a syrupy, serve warm with pancakes.

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