Victoria Plum Jam with Gluten Free and Vegan Pancakes

Posted by ♦***Admin--Dia***♦ on August 31st, 2009. Filed under: Casein Free, Dairy Free and Vegan, Vegetarian, Wheat and Gluten Free.

Victoria Plum Jam with Gluten Free and Vegan PancakesYou can’t get much better than this–pancakes with jam. Of course you can use any jam, but as it is the middle of the Victoria Plum season, better to take advantage of this delicious fruit.
Making Victoria Plum Jam

I grew up eating plums as a child, usually of the Red Beauty variety. I loved them, but in comparison to the great Victoria plum they pale (figuratively not literally ;) ). As you may have observed in my previous post, I love to make strawberry jam whenever the opportunity presents itself, and whereas this plum jam is as simple to make, I do it a little bit differently.

Victoria Plum Jam
Victoria Plum Jam with Gluten Free and Vegan Pancakes

1kg of stoneless Victoria Plums
1kg of unrefined golden caster sugar
half of lemon
2-3 teaspoons of vanilla extract (not vanilla essence) or
scrape the vanilla from 1 pod.

If you haven’t already halved and stoned the plums, do so now :)
You will want them quartered or smaller. Depends on how lumpy you like your jam.
Put the plums in a large saucepan (pot) and before putting it on the burner, pour the sugar on top of the plums and mix it all in with your hands until the sugar has started to dissolve.
You can squish the plums while doing this, and by the time you are done it will already start to have that jam like consistency.
Squeeze in the lemon, and then put on the stove top.
Making Victoria Plum Jam

Keep it on a medium heat the entire time.
Slowly pour in the vanilla and stir well.
After you stir in the vanilla, stop stirring!
When the jam comes to a boil look for bubble size, once the bubbles get a little bit larger, you will know your jam has set. You can always put a spoonful on a plate and let it cool to make sure it has set.
Making Victoria Plum Jam

With Victoria Plums I find the process takes anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes.
You can spoon off the “scum” if you want, but honestly there is nothing wrong with it, it just gives a more frothy appearance.
Pour the now set jam into jars and get ready to make your pancakes.
Victoria Plum Jam with Gluten Free and Vegan Pancakes

Dia’s Gluten Free and Vegan American Style Pancakes
Victoria Plum Jam with Gluten Free and Vegan Pancakes

1 1/2 cup of oat milk
1 Tablespoon of Unrefined Granulated Sugar
2 Tablespoons of Safflower oil
1 cup rice flour
1/2 cup oat flour
1 tsp Gluten free Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
*add extra oat milk if batter needs to be thinned

In a food processor, blender or Kenwood Chef mix together the oat milk with all of the other ingredients.
Heat your frying pan to a medium heat and pour out the batter to the pancake size you wish for. I like mine medium sized which is a little bit bigger than the traditional “silver dollar” size.
Do not keep flipping, only flip twice.
When the batter starts bubbling, it usually means it is time to flip. The other side of the pancake should look golden.
Keep repeating the process until all of your batter is gone. This recipe will make around 10-15 medium sized pancakes.

Now take your jar of Victoria Plum Jam(works better if it is still hot) and pour generously over the pancakes. Much tastier than plain ol’ maple syrup!
Victoria Plum Jam with Gluten Free and Vegan Pancakes

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15 Responses to Victoria Plum Jam with Gluten Free and Vegan Pancakes

  1. Dave

    Plum jam is always the best – this looks delicious !

  2. Gemma

    Beautiful! you make food look so appetising

  3. MacroMan

    Wonderful recipes two for the price of one :) The macros of the jam are spectacular and you’re right it does remind me of caramel.

  4. Gingercarrots

    gorgeous shots Dia. Yummy!

  5. Jen Jen

    Hahahahaha “Dia Jam”. I just busted a rib laughing at that label. :P

  6. Tina

    When I look at your pics I am always surprised to see a few comments here and there. Where are your readers?? I hate to see good blog posts go to waste!

  7. Administrator

    My blog does have a lot of readers, I guess they don’t like to comment. But I do love reading your comments guys because whenever I work hard on a post it is nice to know someone has enjoyed it!

  8. Michael

    ur like the young, hot Italian version of Martha Stewart. even if it is easy, most people would never take the time to make jam, and you do.

  9. Administrator

    Jen, yes I couldn’t think of a better name myself, than Dia Jam, simple and to the point! Mike, thanks for that “young, hot Italian” comment lol

  10. Flickruser

    You pics are top notch gal.

  11. Joyce

    Great recipe and pictures.

  12. Veggiepeggie

    Everyone is hyped up over the new vegan yum yum cookbook, and it looks good, but I think you need to do one now.

  13. Louise

    Hi Dia, Just popped in to say hi. Boy oh boy, that plum jam looks heavenly!!! I hope to some day prepare strawberry jam. Who knows, I may even give plum jam a try too!!! Thanks so much for sharing…

  14. Administrator

    Hi Louise, and everyone else reading this. I’m sorry for not posting anything in a while. A dear friend of mine passed away and I’m really just too upset to cook. In time, I’m sure I will post something.

  15. Tom

    Nom Nom Nom they look so good I wish I could pull them out of the screen! Registered & Protected