Although at this time, I am not interested in following the Paleo Diet, I was intrigued when I came across this recipe for Paleo Pancakes on Jenna’s Blog. I was also a little skeptical…How could these 3 ingredients create a fluffy, wholesome looking pancake?
I woke up this morning determined to find out! For a few reasons, the main one being that I am down to my last two eggs, I decided to make 2/3 of the recipe. Unfortunately, I got a little mixed up with my almond butter calculations and my ‘batter’ was thin, so here is the full recipe and you can decide how much to make. One suggestion is to follow the entire recipe and save half the pancakes for another morning if it makes too many.
From The Paleo Project
1/4 cup almond butter
Additions: add fresh fruit into the batter or top with honey, agave, fruit, nuts, etc.
***I ate my pancakes so quickly, there was no time for toppings, but these allow for some creativity
-Mash the banana and mix it with the egg
-Stir in almond butter (add more for a pancake-like consistency)
-Or…you can place banana, egg, almond butter in food processor for a quick mix
(I used my immersion blender…surprise, surprise)
-Grease pan with coconut oil
-Pour batter into skillet and brown on each side
-Serve with fresh fruit and other additions
As always in my pancake world, I had a little trouble flipping my first big pancake (mostly because he was too runny and too big). I think some additional almond butter will help with that next time!
He wasn’t the most symmetrical pancake in the group, he still tasted amazingly great…seriously, just as fluffy as Auntie J! I couldn’t believe it!
The next pancakes were smaller and prettier, but just as tasty as the first.
I didn’t have any fresh fruit to top this protein-packed breakfast, and I’m telling you these sweet cakes don’t need any syrup or honey. Besides, they disappeared from my plate way too quickly to add anything else.
As I was finishing the last tasty bite, the BOY came down stairs and started asking me why the house smelled like sweet roles. I told him that I made pancakes, which got him excited until he realized that 1) they were all gone and 2) they were made out of bananas. He went in search of the Pillsbury rolls that he was convinced were baking in the kitchen.
Paleo or Not Paleo…I recommend giving these pancakes a try. They come together quickly and make the perfect Sunday morning breakfast with coffee or tea. Plus, they were a satisfying way to start the day before heading off to Hot Yoga!