Monday, July 29, 2013

Delicious Dishes: Paleo pancakes

Or how one woman survived giving up fluffy cakes of sugary goodness for breakfast.

This is my story, folks, so I might as well write it, yes? Well if I am going to give up wheat and grains then there has to be a good alternative right? Enter almond meal/flour. I haven't bought the flour yet but I hear it's pricey. For now the meal will have to do and at three dollars for 16oz, it's nothing to sneeze at.

Regardless, I tweaked the 'toddler pancake' recipe into something the whole family could enjoy.

2 ripe bananas
4 eggs
8 tbsp almond meal {I found mine at Trader Joes}
4 tbsp almond milk {I used unsweetened}
1/4 c shredded carrot

This is simple really. Empty all the ingredients into a bowl and combine by mixing with a whisk. Then you just make them like you would any other pancakes, on a hot griddle/frypan. I should add here that you want to think more like silver-dollar pancakes than regular sized cakes since these stay thin making them harder to flip. I used grass-fed butter as a pan greaser but you could also use a little bit of coconut oil. Some Paleo advocates say it's ok to use grass-fed butter in your cooking and baking, which I find won't splatter like hot coconut oil will. I found the butter at Trader Joes as well which is great for budget-friendly shoppers like me...

In conclusion, this is a great alternative to the wheat-based pancakes. We didn't use any syrup and they were still amazing. No sugar, no syrup, and still, everyone loved them. It's hard to give up things you've been used to eating your whole life, but if you look hard enough you may find there are wonderful and tasty alternatives. Enjoy!

1 comment:

SherryBDesign said...

Sounds amazing! And I love the photography!

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