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!

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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)

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Use your leftover homemade cranberry sauce from your holiday gatherings in these delicious gluten-free pancakes!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 8 Pancakes


For the Cranberry Sauce Pancakes

For Serving

  • Cranberry sauce
  • Maple Syrup


  • Mix the wet ingredients in a bowl until well-combined.
  • Mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
  • Mix the wet and the dry together (Note: add a little more almond milk or cranberry sauce if the batter is very thick).
  • Heat a skillet to medium, and add enough oil to lightly coat the bottom.
  • Meaure out 1/8 to ¼ cup of pancake batter and pour it in the skillet
  • Allow pancakes to cook until sides firm up and small bubbles form in the batter.
  • Flip and cook an additional 30 seconds to 1 minute or until cooked through
  • Serve with cranberry sauce on top. Yum! Eat it like a taco. Perhaps with peanut butter.


Serving: 1grams
Author: Julia
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry sauce pancakes, gluten free pancakes recipe, healthy pancakes recipes, leftover cranberry sauce
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Julia Mueller
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Julia Mueller

Julia Mueller is a recipe developer, cookbook author, and founder of The Roasted Root. She has authored three bestselling cookbooks, – Paleo Power Powers, Delicious Probiotic Drinks, and The Quintessential Kale Cookbook. Her recipes have been featured in several national publications such as BuzzFeed, Self, Tasty, Country Living, Brit.co, etc.

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Questions and Reviews

  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. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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. 🙂

  9. 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!

  10. 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! 😀

  11. 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.

  12. Is there anything I can sub the brown rice flour for? I have almond flour.. would that work? and would it still be the same ratio??

    1. You can definitely replace the brown rice flour with almond meal. I’d start by using the same ratio, and if you need to, add a little additional almond meal. Hope you enjoy!!

  13. These were so good! I was worried because my batter was really runny, but these cooked up great. They were subtly sweet with a nice chewy texture. I will be making more pancakes from now on with rice flour. Thanks for your amazing recipe!