Upside Down Pear Protein Pancakes for Two (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Candida Diet)

[A lovely treat for a mid-week breakfast, or save these Upside Down Pear Protein Pancakes for the weekend. They’re vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free,  nut-free (without the almond butter topping), yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for Stage 2 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.]

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I know I should be posting something green this week. I mean, it’s almost St. Patrick’s Day, and that means green drinks, green appetizers, green salads, green entrees and green desserts, right?

But these pancakes popped into my life unannounced, like my old boyfriend after his divorce, or that royalty check I totally forgot about, or the favorite sweater that had been sitting in the bottom of the laundry basket when the HH finally decided to wash it (yes, he does the laundry around here. Not quite as organized as I’d like, but that’s a small price to pay for. . . not having to do the laundry).

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So when pancakes arrive, and especially when they arrive with quite a bit of fanfare (such as when it was first unveiled here), well, I just have to stick with pancakes. Besides, they’re pancakes. Not only part of my favorite meal of the day, but the favorite part of my favorite meal of the day. How could I not post about them?

I actually made these for breakfast one morning when I felt the need for a little pick-me-up. It wasn’t the weekend and it wasn’t a special occasion (at least, it wasn’t until after I made the pancake, that is), but I was somehow struck with the notion to make something upside down. Since I’ve never mastered the headstand and I don’t (yet) practice yoga, an upside down pancake seemed the most suitable option.

candida diet, gluten-free, vegan upside down pear pancake recipe

I made mine with pear, but of course you could use apple instead, or peaches in summer, or even banana if you chose. I loved the combination of the squishy, caramelized pear slices, smooth and sticky almond butter, scattered with bright, crunchy sweet crystals and fragrant cinnamon over top. All together, it really did make the morning feel extra special.

Pancakes for St. Patrick’s Day? Sure, why not? Everyone else will be green with envy.

(Groan. Sorry, couldn’t resist).

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