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Paleo Pancakes

Good morning dreamers!

Since starting the 60 day fat loss challenge the hubs and I have been trying to eat mostly Paleo, with some dairy and beans thrown in on occasion. This is actually great for me because of my Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Some doctors believe that there is a link between Hashimoto’s and Gluten sensitivity, since they are both auto immune diseases. After talking to my doctor about it she actually recommended the Paleo lifestyle to me. Way to go, doc! For those of you not familiar with Paleo, it is also known as a primal diet… eating only what our ancestors could hunt/gather. This means avoiding grains and dairy. It really wasn’t that hard for me to make the switch since I was eating mostly gluten free for a little while before starting this. I also have been drinking almond milk instead of regular milk for a long time too.

Anyway… Most days we find ourselves eating eggs and bacon for breakfast, which is usually fine. But this morning as I was making Little Dreamer a PB&J I decided I really just wanted something I could slather some PB2 on. I tried making some Paleo Pancakes last week, but they were just… crumbly… mealy… egg-y. Not at all what I was looking for. Today I tried a new recipe after some extensive googling about Paleo Pancakes. I heard of people using bananas, but we didn’t have any. Then I found one that described them as Fluffy. BINGO! That’s what I was looking for. I was not at all disappointed by these. They had a decent coconut flavor, which I don’t mind at all. They were fluffy. They didn’t turn out all crispy brown like regular pancakes, but they were delicious. And of course I forgot to take pictures of mine with my chocolate PB2 (aka heaven)before I gobbled them up… but I got one of the last one cooking in the pan!

Here is the recipe:

Fluffy Coconut Flour Pancakes

Serves 2-4

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • Coconut oil for cooking fat

Preparation:

  1. Preheat frying pan or griddle over medium-low heat. In a bowl, mix eggs together well until frothy. Mix in coconut milk, vanilla, and honey.
  2. In a second bowl combine dry ingredients by whisking together the coconut flour, baking soda, and sea salt thoroughly. Mix wet and dry ingredients together well.
  3. Add coconut oil or cooking fat of your choice to griddle or pan. Pour or ladle enough batter to form a small (2-3 inch diameter) pancake. Cook until edges start to dry and firm then flip and cook through. Different pans and griddles cook differently, so your first pancake is your trial piece.
  4. Keep pancakes warm in a warming drawer or 200F oven until ready to serve. Top with real maple syrup, honey, or fruit of your choice.

Source: Paleo Pancakes

 

Do you have any not so healthy favorite foods that you found great healthy replacements for? 


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