Cranberry Sauce Pancakes (gluten free)

Leftover Cranberry Sauce Pancakes2

If you ever wonder whether or not you’ve been eating too much peanut butter, there are generally 7 signs you are – and 6 of them have to do with location. Of your peanut butter spoon. If, at any time, you find a peanut butter spoon on your windowsill, on your desk, in between couch cushions, in your wine glass, in the cup holders of your car, and in your purse, you’re probably eating too much of it. You may want to idle back.

The 7th sign you’ve been eating too much peanut butter, is you’ve been tweeting about how much peanut butter you’ve been eating. That one’s really the biggest sign. You should probably slow down, consult a support group, and/or stop. Just stop. Those 7 signs can be your peanut butter rule of thumb if you so choose.

If you find out Sandra Oh is leaving Grey’s Anatomy, and you reach for the spoon and jar of peanut butter, you may want to trick yourself into putting the peanut butter spoon in the dishwasher after you have consoled yourself, lest you’ll have to openly admit on twitter you have a bit of a PB obsession.

For those of you who are all, “this doesn’t pertain to me, I don’t even eat peanut butter,” you can fill in the blank with your go-to food obsession. Perhaps it’s real butter. Perhaps it’s nutella. If you can’t scoop it with a spoon, it may not be a real obsession. I’m an expert at this. You’ll just have to trust me.

Why. Are we talking about peanut butter?

Let’s not. Any more. For now. Let’s talk about something that’s relevant to this post.

Leftover Cranberry Sauce Pancakes

This stack of pancakes gives me some serious twinkle toes. I made it using the leftover cranberry sauce I’ve been hemming and hawing over.  I cried real tears as I ate the last bite. Of cranberry sauce. That’s a lie; I still have a tablespoon of it left in the refrigerator because I’m hanging onto it like a baby orangutan.

These pancakes are just so cheeky in their holiday cheer, and I can just barely stand it.

All them cranberries make me think of warm festive cocktails. Cranberry type cocktails. Like how I could really go for a hot toddy right now (in spite of the fact that there are no cranberries in a hot toddy, Idon’tthink). Ah, hell, this stack of pancakes makes me want to drink booze and open presents. December Twenty-Materialism, here we come!

Leftover Cranberry Sauce Pancakes3

I made them with brown rice flour, mixed cranberry sauce in the batter, and served them with more cranberry sauce. What you’ll do if you’re me, is you’ll plop cranberry sauce on the cake and eat it like a taco. So then the question becomes, is this cranberry sauce pancake or pancake-wrapped cranberry sauce. No matter how you look at it, eating this pancake like a taco is my recommended method for getting it in your face.

You know what would also be great on these pancakes? Peanut butter.

Cranberry Sauce Pancakes (gluten free)

Cranberry Sauce Pancakes (gluten free)


    For the Cranberry Sauce Pancakes
  • 1.5 cups brown rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup cranberry sauce*
  • For Serving
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Maple Syrup


  1. Mix the wet in a bowl
  2. Mix the dry in a bowl
  3. Mix the wet and the dry together
  4. Heat a skillet to medium, and add enough oil to lightly coat the bottom
  5. Meaure out 1/8 to ¼ cup of pancake batter and pour it in the skillet
  6. Allow pancakes to cook until sides firm up and small bubbles form in the batter.
  7. Flip and cook an additional 30 seconds to 1 minute or until cooked through
  8. Serve with cranberry sauce on top. Yum! Eat it like a taco. Perhaps with peanut butter.

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  1. JULIAAAAA you’re killing me!!! Why oh why didn’t I see this post before breakfast?! I need these in mah belly. Like yesterday.

  2. Twinkle toes, tee hee hee. :) I love these festive lil’ pancakes!

  3. haha, you miiiight want to get checked into one of those addiction places. They can help you :)

    I want twinkle toes too! Off to the kitchen!

  4. Mmmm these look so good! I love using the cranberry sauce – in AND on top of these pancakes. Definitely something I will try…since I have a gallon of leftover cranberry sauce!

  5. girl, I have peanut butter spoons stashed all over the house. In fact, we are low on cleans spoons because of my peanut butter habit. On a lighter note, these pancakes sound killer! Love the cranberry sauce.

  6. Cranberry sauce is one of my favorite things in the world. Pancakes ARE my favorite thing in the world. I think you just created heaven.

  7. Oooh, cranberry sauce wrapped in a pancake! I feel like I’m the only one in my family sometimes who gets down with cranberry sauce, which just basically means more for me.
    Also: did you see the post on Buzzfeed that recommended adding pomegranate seeds to your peanut butter sandwich? THAT’S a constructive use of PB love, right there.

  8. Haha! The peanut butter on the window sill is so me! LOL! Love the cranberry sauce pancakes. So festive and freaking delicious!! Winner!

  9. Gimme dem twinkliest toes! And pancake tacos all around. You’re a leftover-using genius, my dear.

  10. Your pancake posts always make me drool! Cranberry sauce in pancakes?! Yes please! I think your next book should be all about the pancakes. I’m just saying. :-)

  11. The best way to eat pb is using the spoon to mouth method. I do it all the time, more than I’d like to admit. You’re not alone. I have an extra jar of cranberry sauce that I’ve been stirring into my oatmeal, but I think it’s time I switch to your method. Love!

  12. Well these look aaaaaaamazing!!!

  13. These are like pancakes with winter clothes on. Love it.

  14. Your leftover cranberry sauce recipes are just too clever!! And your pancakes get me every time. Once again… wishing I had some of that leftover sauce! Saving for post-Christmas :)

  15. Love these pancakes! Cranberry sauce is one of my favorite things everr! Pancakes come in close second. I suppose i’m gonna have to make up some homemade cranberry sauce again just so I can make these pancakes! :D

  16. Perfect breakfast!! I’m drooling :D

  17. I’m so laughing at the recipe directions: Mix wet together. Mix dry together. More recipes need that simple type of instruction because clearly, it’s THAT EASY.

    And I love this idea. For sure making these ASAP.


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