Did You Know?

Did you know??
Although using avocados and bananas are all the buzz now to get soft and shiny hair, all it will get you is a messy kitchen and bathroom. These products are great to help your hair for one day, but the proteins in them are way too big for your hair to absorb. And unless you are going to use them each day (yikes!), then you should head to a beauty supply store and check out some Vegan products that use "hydrolyzed" proteins - proteins from avocados and bananas that actually are small enough to help your hair.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin is a relatively new addiction of mine. I've always wanted to like it, especially when October rolls around, but I just couldn't make myself try anything but our Pumpkin Spice coffee. Maybe it's the colour, or the consistency, or maybe it's just because, as I've mentioned before, I am apprehensive of everything in the squash family, but I just couldn't picture myself enjoying it.

Fortunately for me, tastebuds change. And thank goodness for that, since this morning was the perfect morning to enjoy these pancakes. It's officially fall in New England, and today we were treated to cool weather and a bit of rain, and, of course, red and orange trees.

3/4 c canned pumpkin puree
2 tbsp canola oil
1 1/2 c vanilla almond milk
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon extract, or more vanilla extract
1 c AP flour
1/2 c brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
dash of nutmeg

Whisk together all wet ingredients until well mixed. Add in dry ingredients, beginning with flour, but be careful not to over mix; stir until just combined. Using your 1/4 measuring cup, pour batter onto a hot pan and cook thoroughly on each side until golden brown.

Top with maple syrup, cinnamon and powdered sugar. It's pretty much everything to love about autumn in breakfast form.

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