Recipes

Paleo Pancake Recipe

We have been working towards a more healthy lifestyle for some time now, so much so that I’m even picking up a kettle bell on a regular basis!  For the most part we already eat pretty well but I make a lot of high wheat foods.  Hubby and I decided to try and cut the delicious wheat back.  I love pasta and bread and for the people around me, I didn’t want to cut wheat out totally (nobody needs that).

This past fall I came across a cook book called Practical Paleo and I haven’t looked back.  Now, I must say that we are not paleo 100% but we do our best.  I love this cook book and have made many of the recipes.  With the food change and the working out more we have dropped a combined weight of 25lbs! Boo-yah!  I’m proud to say that I’m skinnier than the day I got married.  Haha!

I’m enjoying the challenge of paleo cooking because we are a nut and shellfish-free house due to Hubby’s allergies.  Paleo has a lot of both so it’s been fun trying to find and figure out what will work. 

I had no plans for dinner tonight, which is never a good thing because pasta is normally the easiest option.  Then right before leaving work, I commented on not knowing what to make for dinner and a co-worker suggested breakfast.  PANCAKES!  I love make and eating breakfast, really who doesn’t?

Pancakes it is and was! Based on the cookbook and my readings about paleo I was able to come up with this recipe.

Ingredients (serves two):

2 Bananas
4 eggs
2T sesame seed butter (any nut butter will work)
1T unsweetened coconut flakes
1T ground flax seeds
1T hemp seeds
1/4t baking soda
1/2t vanilla
Enough coconut oil to oil the pan
I would have added a little cinnamon but we didn’t have any

Directions:

Mash up the bananas and add all other ingredients. 

 I wiped mine in the blender just to make sure it was all smoothed out.

Oil the pan and get it hot for the cakes.  Due to the runnyness of the batter I decided to make them small (1T each) to be able to flip them over.

I served them with a mixed berry maple sauce and a little more coconut on top.

Were they ever good!

Enjoy!