Rice Flour Elderberry Jelly Pancakes – A Norm’s Farms Natural Fruit Spread Review/Giveaway

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Did you know, that even though they are all preserved fruit spreads, there are differences between jams, jellies and preserves? Jellies are made from the extracted juice of the fruits while jams are made from crushed fruit and preserves contain large chunks of fruit. History gives credit to the countries in the Middle East for introducing us to the art of preserving fruit; back then, they preserved the fruit in a concoction of natural cane sugar and fruit pectin. Today, the store shelves are lined with a vast inventory of fruit spreads; nevertheless, many of them contain excess sugar, artificial coloring and flavors as well as other synthetic ingredients. However, there is still a huge demand for the artisan made all natural fruit spread of yesteryear.

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of telling you a little bit about Norm’s Farms all natural elderberry extracts and wellness syrup, now I am back to gush about their handcrafted all natural jams, jellies and preserves. Made with ingredients such as elderberries, blueberries, pecan and ginger, Norm’s Farms fruit spreads are healthy and delicious treats for your taste buds. I received four jars of fruit spreads for this review – Elderberry Jam, Elderberry Ginger Pecan Jam, Blueberry Elderberry Preserves and Elderberry Jelly. Although there are no losers in this race of yumminess, my favorite of the four has to be the Elderberry Jelly. I love the balanced flavor and the smooth texture of it, this jelly is featured in the rice flour pancakes below.

The blueberries and elderberries marry well together in the preserves and it tastes heavenly on  crackers and scones. My husband has been eating the Elderberry Ginger Pecan Jam by the spoonful and my daughter loves the Elderberry Jam on toasted bread. They are delicious and wholesome, antioxidant rich condiments that the whole family will enjoy. All of the spreads are made from the same simple ingredients of yesteryear – natural fruit, pure sugar and fruit pectin, no chemical additives, no flavor enhancers, just pure, natural ingredients.

elderberry jelly pancakes

Rice Flour Elderberry Jelly Pancakes
Yields 10
A lightly sweetened, antioxidant and fiber rich breakfast treat
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232 calories
28 g
37 g
11 g
5 g
7 g
86 g
19 g
0 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
86g
Yields
10
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232
Calories from Fat 96
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g
17%
Saturated Fat 7g
35%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 37mg
12%
Sodium 19mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 28g
9%
Dietary Fiber 2g
7%
Sugars 0g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
2%
Vitamin C
3%
Calcium
3%
Iron
9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups of organic rice flour
  2. 1/3 cup of Norm's Farms Elderberry Jelly
  3. 1.5 cup of coconut milk
  4. 2 tsp. ground flaxseeds
  5. 2 eggs, separated
  6. Dash of cinnamon
  7. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  8. 1/3 cup crushed almonds
  9. Coconut oil for cooking
  10. Non-stick skillet
Instructions
  1. Mix the flour together with the cinnamon and almonds and then set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, separate the eggs and add the egg yolks in a separate bowl along with with the elderberry jelly, vanilla extract and coconut milk.
  3. Whisk the wet ingredients together until everything is incorporated.
  4. Now, add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir to incorporate.
  5. Set the batter aside and whip the egg whites until soft peaks form.
  6. Now fold the egg whites into the batter.
  7. Ready the skillet with a little coconut oil and then cook the pancakes on low, flipping when circles form.
Notes
  1. Enjoy warm, either plain or with a dollop of fresh butter, vegan whip cream or pure maple syrup
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calories
232
fat
11g
protein
5g
carbs
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About Norm’s Farms: Norm’s Farms is an American made, sustainable company based out of North Carolina. The company was founded by Ann, Roger and Erin Lenhardt from the inspiration of Norman Lenhardt. It is their mission to help preserve sustainable farms, protect wildlife and provide naturally nutritious wellness products from fresh American grown elderberries and natural complementary ingredients. In addition to their natural jams, jellies and preserves, Norm’s Farms also offers dried elderflowers, wellness syrups and Elderberry Extract. We proudly add them to our Ethical Shopping Guide for their continued sustainable business practices – Norm’s Farms offer natural, USA made elder-products, package in non-leaching curbside recyclable glass jars and  they ship in post consumer recycle boxes. Visit them on their website for more information and to make purchases, and be sure to follow them on facebook, pinterest and on twitter.

Disclosure: I received a complementary sample of the products to facilitate this review, however, the opinions above are my own.

Giveaway: The generous folks at Norm’s Farms are giving away a four jars of their yummy all natural elderberry jams, jellies and preserves to one of my lucky readers. The giveaway is opened to all U.S residence 18+ and it will run until 9/3. To enter, simply complete one, some or all of the rafflecopter entries below. Thank you in advance for entering and good luck to you!

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