Whole Wheat Pumpkin Sheetpan Pancakes

I’d love to tell you that I’m an A+ Mom Chef when it comes to breakfast and pancakes. Truth is, I totally stink at making a simple pancake. You need a griddle, and I don’t have a griddle. I have All-Clad which are the exact opposite type of cooking surface a lovely, fluffy pancake needs!

So, we found a new way to make them.


Honestly, I don’t know if I will ever go back to griddle pancakes again – I could buy a griddle to put over my gas cooktop, but WHY when they bake perfectly even AND they come out AT THE SAME TIME.

Let me just say that part again. There is no hovering over the hot cooktop pouring batter in the pan over and over again – this is ONE AND DONE!

***Bonus, I get to eat with the kids, rather than AFTER them…you know how kids eat super fast and by the time you sit down they are done***

The result is one giant pancake, so get creative with your cookie cutters and make the shape you want. Or just use a serrated knife and cut a few rectangles. Huge thanks to Little Dairy on the Prairie for sharing this recipe. It’s a keeper.



  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ c. buttermilk
  • 1 c. pumpkin puree
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ c. canola oil
  • 2½ c. flour (King Arthur Wheat Flour)
  • ¼ c. sugar
  • ¼ c. brown sugar
  • 2 heaping tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • Optional:
  • Cinnamon sugar for sprinkling on top
  • Chocolate Artisan Kettle chips for sprinkling on top
  • Sliced banana
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with non-stick spray OR line with parchment paper (I like parchment since you can pull the pancakes up and place on cooling rack asap).
  2. Whisk eggs. Add buttermilk, pumpkin puree, vanilla, and oil. Whisk together.
  3. Add pumpkin pie spice, flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to wet ingredients. Stir until combined. Batter may have little lumps and that’s okay.
  4. Pour pancake batter into baking sheet.
  5. Sprinkle any desired toppings over batter.
  6. Bake for 15-18 minutes.
  7. Cut into squares and serve warm with hot maple syrup!
  8. Leftovers can be refrigerated.
How to be Nutfree

Study: Propofol Use in Children with Food Allergies

Just sharing study results fom the Journal of Anaesthesia showing that there is no correlation between emulsified propofol and children with food allergies. There was speculation that propofol for medical procedures may not be safe for children with food allergies, but after a 10 year study, the evidence shows that is not the case.

For the full study, click here – there is a link to the Journal.

Huge thanks to Snack Safely and their diligence in keeping our allergy world updated with important news like this!

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Nourished Festival Treats!


Helllllloooooo!!!! You guys! Nourished Festival is coming! Have you been following @nourishedfestival on Instagram?! The swag bags and snacks have been overwhelming! I can’t wait to get my sample on and learn about new nut-free products to help our busy little family. If you need tickets – send me a DM. We have a few left to help you get to Nourished Festival! It’s good times, I promise.


How to be Nutfree, Travel

Nourished Festival is Coming!

If you or a friend or family member have food allergies, consider attending the upcoming Nourished Festival.

Nourished Festival, formerly GFAF (Gluten Free Allergy Friendly), is coming to the (Chicagoland area) Schaumburg Convention Center on June 1 and 2, 2019. Their name change is a reflection of the focus on multiple specialty diets; Gluten Free, Nut Free, Keto, Paleo, and Plant Based. We are primarily focused on the nut free information and we have already picked out a few classes we will be attending. Learning about other specialty diets will be fun too – the more we know the better we can be. Understanding other specialty diets helps us plan better at work and school when sharing a snack or meal happens, think Holidays and Birthdays!

  1. Understanding the Gut-Brain Connection
  2. Breaking the Cycle of Stress and Axiety

These are two sessions that we can’t WAIT to attend! And we would love for you to join us. If you need tickets – pop over to Instagram @nutfreemomblog and send us a DM.






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1st Communion Nut Free Menu

Our little lady has her 1st Communion coming up, and it’s the same weekend as Cinco de Mayo!  she already loves mexican food since most of it is safe! This will be fun filled family weekend as she connects to church a little more 🙂 Here is what we are thinking:

Our Menu

  • Tostitos chips and bean + cotija cheese dip
  • Tamales from El Rey in Milwaukee, WI – confirmed nut-free (also our favorite at Christmas time)
  • Mexican Rice
  • Street Corn  
  • Corn Bread – we use the Betty Crocker brand since it’s safe, the Jiff brand is NOT.
  • 1st Communion Cake – I’ll be baking it, and it might look like this, nice and easy with some fluffy frosting and cupcakes!