For the second part of our Candlemas celebration, we made pancakes, a traditional Candlemas food, for breakfast.
Heart-y Banana Almond Butter Pancakes
2 bananas, mashed
1/4 cup almond butter
1 1/2 cups spelt flour (or whole wheat)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 - 1 cup milk
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
Butter or coconut oil for pan
Mix all ingredients except soda and vinegar and blend well. Add soda and vinegar (the bubbling gives the pancakes their rise) last and cook immediately.
Then eat them by candlelight.
Later in the day, during the freezing rain, which we're thinking might indicate more winter is on it's way, we made Candlemas light-themed candles, full of shooting stars, suns, candelabras, and candles.