Wednesday’s Breakfast and a Book: Gluten Free/Dairy Free/Egg Free Cherry Pancakes – The Doggie in the Window by Rory Kress

Hello! How’s everyone doing this week? I’m amazed to be back this Wednesday with another Breakfast and a Book post. I found this wonderful recipe for gluten free pancakes that I tweaked up a bit and had to share! The original recipe is from Chef Rosa on YouTube (be sure to check her out), but I changed this one up quite a bit and used what I had on hand. These came out like French toast! I hope you guys are ready for a delicious gluten free, dairy free, egg free pancake!


Gluten Free/Dairy Free/Egg Free Cherry Pancakes


  • 1 cup gluten-free flour
  • 1 TB baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 TB sugar (I used brown)
  • 1/4 banana
  • 1/2 to 1 TB coconut oil
  • 1 TB vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • A scant handful of cherries


Mix all the dry ingredients together. Add in your vanilla, coconut oil, and banana and mash it all in a bit.


I used a very ripe banana which was easy to mash. If yours isn’t soft, just mash it ahead of time. Add in your milk little by little until you have a nice pancake batter that’s not to thin and is easy to work with.


Drop by scoopfuls into a greased pan. I greased with butter first to make my children’s because they don’t have an issue with butter. For myself (and to keep these dairy free) I use coconut oil. I like to use a large ice cream scoop which is easy and makes a nice round cake.


Add on your cherries…


After a few minutes a they start to get golden around the edges, flip.


and cook a few minutes more. I was between low and medium heat for these to avoid burning.

Serve these with fresh cherries and maple syrup. They’re absolutely delicious and taste like French toast with sweet cherries. Promise! ❤


I had these with Tazo’s glazed lemon loaf tea and all-natural chicken sausage links from Costco…



I tripled the recipe. I used Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Flour, organic red cherries, and homemade almond milk which consists of almonds and water made in the Vitamix. You can see that in a previous post if you’d like to make it. Just type in ‘almond milk’ in the search bar.

To pit the cherries I just cut them in half and take out the pit with my thumb.


This week’s book:

The Doggie in the Window: How One Beloved Dog Opened My Eyes to the Complicated Story Behind Man’s Best Friend


From Goodreads:

When Rory Kress began to wonder where her beloved Wheaten Terrier, Izzie, had really come from, she had no idea of the horrors she would uncover. With stunning insight and tenacity, Kress launches an investigation into the harsh realities of the American dog-breeding industry, exposing troubling ties to factory farming and big agriculture.

From a pet shop on Long Island to the puppy mills of rural Missouri, from the author’s own living room to a ride-along with a dog rescue organization, The Doggie in the Window is a must-read for all dog owners and a call to action for improving the lives of man’s best friend

My thoughts so far…

I requested this on Edelweiss a while ago and finally started reading it a few days ago. We purchased a puppy from a puppy store many years ago that had a myriad of problems. When my friend explained to me that she was likely from a puppy mill, I was so ignorant and had no idea what she was talking about. It wasn’t until after the entire fiasco that I learned what puppy mills were and how they affect these poor canines.

I’m amazed at how thorough it is so far and feel like this is going to be a 5-star read. I’m around 20% of the way through and most of what I’ve read covers what puppy mills are and the laws that keep them in place. The author is very thorough with the details and laws that breeders must follow. It’s a lot to take in, but so worth it.

Find this book on Goodreads and Amazon:

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks (April 3, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1492651826
  • ISBN-13: 978-1492651826

Thanks for checking out today’s Breakfast and a Book! What are you reading this week? Feel free to share.

❤ Mischenko

31 thoughts on “Wednesday’s Breakfast and a Book: Gluten Free/Dairy Free/Egg Free Cherry Pancakes – The Doggie in the Window by Rory Kress

  1. Yay, so happy to see this post! I will definitely try these pancakes- love French toast too! When you cooked yours with coconut oil, do you use unrefined or refined coconut oil? Wondering because of the temp? That book sounds fantastic. I’ll be looking for your review! Xo 😘

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    1. Thank you! I’ve only ever used unrefined. It smells and tastes like coconut. The one issue is that it does smoke a little when heated, but not horribly. Butter works the best for greasing, but I can’t have it and I refuse to use nonstick lol. 🧡

      Let me know if you try these! I was craving for them this morning. They are so good!

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      1. If it smokes and doesn’t give a smoky taste to the pancakes, I will try it too. I’ve been chicken to use my unrefined coconut oil above medium heat on the stove (or if I have, I can’t remember it). I have used refined for cooking at higher temps, I think it’s only meant for that (not as good of a taste for other things, and of course has good stuff removed). The unrefined would have some of the good stuff cooked off at higher temps, so it would be for ease of use (because I don’t typically have refined) and yummy flavor. I LOVE the flavor of coconut oil! I will definitely let you know if I try these yummy pancakes! ♥️

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        1. The refined would be fine too and yeah, I do believe it’s better for high temps. I didn’t think they tasted smokey at all with the unrefined, but it does smoke up the kitchen a little bit. We even use regular vegetable oil sometimes. The kids like the butter taste though.

          Definitely let me know! I hope you like them. 😉😚

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        1. Thanks! It’s Zoya Pixie Dust “Chyna” with a few top coats of you’re interested. The pixie dust line are all matte if you don’t use top coats, but so beautiful with Seche Vite imo! ❤😂

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        2. No idea what you are saying, is it all Greek or Italian? Hahaha. All this not available to me. But I will check out. If I ask your amazon to deliver it, the delivery cost would be very high, higher than the price of the product.
          What is top coats?

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        3. Oh okay! Well the Seche Vite is a top coat that’s clear. It’s super thick and glossy. Without it, the polish is very dull and dark. You can do it either way. If you look up pixie dust ‘Chyna’ online, you can see how it’s a matte color and not shiny at all. So I do two coats of Zoya Chyna, then a few more of the clear top coat ‘Chyna’. Hope that helps! ❤🧡❤ I wish I could send you some. 😚

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    1. They really are! It’s amazing and the recipe is now written in my special cookbook. I’ve never had the Earl Grey tea by Tazo, but I’m sure its delish! I can’t have the caffeine and have to stick to herbals. 😉 Let me know if you’d like some fresh herbal tea! I can send you some of you’re in the US. 🧡😁

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      1. I started drinking the Earl Grey because of the caffeine 😂I don’t like coffee and wanted something other than soda to help me stay awake at work haha.

        That is so sweet of you! I am in the US but you don’t need to send me anything! Other than Earl Grey I haven’t found any teas that I like. I am super picky haha. I really appreciate it tho!!!


    1. Thanks, Teri. 😁 I bet that pizza was delicious! I did alfredo sauce with cauliflower and it was out of the world. Who knew? I’d never think to use it that way. 😂 You’ll have to let me know if you ever try it. ❤

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  2. I love reading these recipes and how you make them work for you. I make pancakes pretty often, but have never varied them this much, except to add a few chocolate chips for my kids. I also never thought to use an ice cream scoop to measure out the batter. I’m inspired!

    And your book sounds very interesting. I don’t know a lot about puppy mills either, except for the few stories I have heard. Always good to read a nonfiction! Happy reading!

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    1. Aww, thank you so much! That means a lot. I think you might like this recipe! My kids do and we’ve had some interesting gluten free meals if you know what I mean. Lol 😂 These literally taste like French toast.

      The book has taught me so much already. If you have an interest in learning more about the industry, you should try it. Many of the facts are shocking and some of the laws heartbreaking. I just can’t believe it.

      Thanks for your comment! 💗

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  3. We purchased our last German Shepherd from a pet store. When I learned about puppy mills when I was older, I looked at his AKC papers from the store and researched his “breeder.” He came from one of the worst puppy mills in the country in Missouri. People were spending thousands of dollars just to keep their terminally ill dogs comfortable until the end. Luckily, our dog only had food aggression. He was the last dog we ever purchased though. Adoption from now on.

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    1. You’ve got to be kidding? Wow, that is just insane. I swear it’s like out of sight, out of mind. You see the cute puppies in the window and that’s all it takes. We fell victim to it as well and it turned out to be a very bad situation.

      I’m so sorry that you had to deal with this, but I’m glad your pup only had food aggression though. Were you able to pull him out of it?

      Thanks for sharing your story. I appreciate it so much. I think you might like this book too. ❤

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      1. I was 10 when we got him and we weren’t as educated about dog training as we are now. So we never fixed the aggression, it was just accepted that I was the only one allowed to touch him while he ate. For whatever reason, he always trusted me not to steal his food. I will definitely add this to book to my list. You can never educate yourself too much!

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  4. Tastes like French Toast… Sign me up! Lol. I love when cherries are in season. It’s like candy!

    I was completely enchanted by your nail polish colour as well. I see you and Shalini had quite the discussion on it already 😄 Dorothy’s Slippers is a good comparison for sure!

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    1. It really does! I was amazed and I’ve been craving these even more now haha. The cherries are so sweet just like you mention. Like candy. 🍒🍒🍒

      Thanks! People seem to really like the polish! I’m glad you like it to. I admit it’s a favorite and lasts fairly long. Zoya is an awesome brand for sure.

      Have a great weekend, Nina. 😁😚❤

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  5. starjustin

    I had my pancake with honey on top and it was wonderful! I’m hoping we have them again soon. Looking forward to you review on the book. Cute cover! 😃


  6. Yeah. Puppy mills are horrors. All of our local pet shops have rescue puppies and kittens now, except for one and they have their own puppies. Not like a puppy mill though, they only have a couple litters of snorkies and puggles a year. 🐕🐈

    I use Bob’s Red Mill nutritional yeast (nooch) because my son eat almost zero meat and I only eat fish occasionally. I haven’t tried baking gluten-free from scratch, I have only used box mixes a couple of times, so I don’t have any gluten-free flour in the house, but I’ll have to get some and try out these pancakes. They look yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipie. 🍴


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