Recipe Blog: Banana Almond Paleo Pancakes
Thursday, July 11, 2013
It's been a while since I blogged. Hasn't been a great year health wise. I fell back into old habits and regained a lot of weight. I started a new program and so far it is working but I'll get more into that another time. Let's see if it sticks.
Anyway, I am trying to eat healthy foods and cook more. Over the past year I have been getting take out WAY too often. Trying to curb that.
I am not really following any diet per se. I feel like I have a good handle on what foods are healthy and what foods are not. For me the big thing is staying away from white flour and white sugar and anything highly processed. Anyway, I have been hearing about paleo pancakes and decided to google some recipes. If you have read any of my other recipe blogs you know I like simple recipes. I am all about using as few ingredients as possible. I found a recipe for paleo pancakes with 4 ingredients. That's it! I decided I had to try it.
Here is a link to the recipe I followed:
2 ripe bananas
1 TBSP Almond butter (heaping)
Coconut oil (for cooking)
1. Mash the bananas with a potato masher.
2. Add egg and mix with masher
3. Add almond butter and mix with masher. More almond butter gives a more "pancakey" consistency from what was said on the website.
4. Add coconut oil to a pan to prevent sticking (can also use butter).
5. Cook like a pancake. Smaller sizes seemed to hold together better.
All mixed up:
In the pan:
Breakfast for Dinner:
I was surprised to find that these pancakes cooked up like regular pancakes. I added coconut oil to the pan before I started cooking and did not add again. The coconut oil added a nice flavor. I would probably add a little before each pancake to add the flavor. I have new ceramic pans so I probably don't even need it to prevent sticking. I am not a pancake expert by any means and this batch followed suit. I think I undercooked the first one and over cooked the second but the third was perfect. There really is an art to pancakes. You need to find the right heat level so they don't cook too fast or too slow. It takes practice and I am way out of practice. They are a little more crumbly than regular pancakes but still moist and taste great. This recipe made three pancakes which is one serving. I added fruit before eating. I did not need maple syrup or honey but both were suggested as possible toppings. The end product tasted a lot like banana bread.
Simple, healthy, and tasty! Can't ask for more. I will be making these again.