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Easy DIY Turmeric Face Mask

I've got a super easy DIY face mask for you guys today! DIY turmeric masks have been a major trend on social media and beauty sites lately, and with  good reason - they're so good for your skin! There are several reasons why Turmeric Face Masks can help you get your glow on. The curcumin in this brightly-colored spice has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, thus the turmeric benefits for skin can include detoxifying, anti-aging, calming, and healing. In other words; it can help clear congestion, helps to heal blemishes and reduce scars, can boost collagen, and prevents damage from free radicals.

I've mixed turmeric with coconut oil for my DIY mask, but you can use other ingredients for different skin needs. For example, a dairy yogurt containing lactic acid can boost the anti-aging and skin brightening properties, while a honey turmeric mask would be best for fighting bacteria and blemishes. The coconut oil is a great ingredient for extra moisturizing.




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Homemade Gingerbread Pancakes


I've been on a gingerbread kick this holiday season. I'm usually one for cranberry and pumpkin desserts, but this year I've been experimenting more and more with molasses and ginger. During the holidays, I love to add festive flavors to my weekend brunches. It's so yummy to make french toast, pancakes, or bread pudding with pumpkin puree, dried cranberries, or eggnog. This year after I had a large leftover jar of dark molasses, I came up with this recipe for gingerbread pancakes. It's a quick and easy (and incredibly yummy) way to infuse some classic gingerbread flavors in to your holiday breakfast.

Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/3 c molasses 
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, or vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg 

Instructions

1. Whisk the wet ingredients into a medium bowl - the milk, oil, eggs, molasses, and milk with the brown sugar. Then whisk in the dry ingredients until it's just combined. A few lumps are okay.

2. Heat your griddle to medium high heat and coat with canola oil or butter.

3. Spoon about 1/3 cup batter for each pancake to make them small. The extra syrup in this batter makes these a little hard to flip, so make them small and make sure they're cooked until there are lots of bubbles on top before flipping.

*Tip: with finicky batters like this, I've found it works best to just get in there and go for it. Place your spatula just under the edge then slide it all the way under a pancake very quickly.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar and a sickening amount of maple syrup and enjoy!


More Holiday Breakfast & Brunch Ideas 

Comments

  1. Oh, these look soooo good...and here I couldn't even get instant oatmeal right this morning!

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  2. You always have something yummy here, Krisztina!
    Merry Christmas!

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