Friday, November 18, 2011

Paleo Pancakes


I love breakfast food. If I was told that I could only eat one "type" of food for the rest of my life, I would select typical morning fare. Eggs Benedict, waffles dripping with butter, pancakes slathered in maple syrup...the problem is that none of those are Paleo friendly. 

Until now. 

Let me re-introduce you to Elana's Pantry. My Healthier Halloween Candy post was the first time I mentioned Miss Elana, and ever since I discovered her site I can't help but pour myself into her recipes. A while back I tried a Paleo pancake recipe but it fell flat. It was applesauce based I believe, and I felt like I was eating cardboard sprinkled with blueberries. Hello trash bin. Elana's Silver Dollar Pancakes are another story entirely! I love them. Squish loves them. They are a great, protein-packed breakfast, and they're EASY to whip up! 


3 large eggs
1 T water
1 T vanilla extract
2 T local honey*
1 1/2 c blanched almond flour
1/4 t celtic sea salt
1/4 t baking soda**
coconut oil, for cooking***

*Elana calls for agave which I will not use. See my post HERE for why!
**I have used baking powder here instead with great results.
***Again, Elana calls for grape seed but I don't keep that on hand regularly, and our coconut oil spray from Whole Foods works great. 


Use medium to medium low heat, and do not make them larger than 3" in diameter. That is the trick! Flip when little bubbles form, and add more oil as needed.
This is a great recipe to cook with the kids! 


Almost ready...


Voila!


Happy cooking! Let me know how they turn out. Do you have any healthy grain-free breakfast recipes?

30 comments:

  1. Where do you find pastured eggs here?

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  2. Elana's paleo pumpkin bread is delish - try it! My 2 yo keeps asking for it, need to make more!

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  3. These look delicious! I love making pancakes on a Saturday morning!

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  4. Anon - there is ONE type at central market. They are right in with all the organic and free range. I'll double check the farm name for you and let you know!!

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  5. cant wait to try these this weekend! look so yummy

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  6. Oh they look delish. I used to make a lot form Elena's blog when we were gluten free (for years). My son is finally allowed gluten again so we do a combo now. Anyway, I might try these.

    I did want to tell you that I asked about your watch months ago and my sweet hubby got it for my a few weeks ago for my birthday:) So, thanks for sharing it with me. Happy Thanksgiving:)

    Kim

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  7. Sheridan... Love these pics!!! Squish's helmet is awesome!!! Our boys are so much alike:) Hope you're feeling well!!! Happy Thanksgiving!

    Elena McMurry

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  8. Looking forward to trying these out, I have become a fan of Elanas pantry after your last post about her, Thank you :)

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  9. Ooo I am going to try this with my family over the Thanksgiving holiday! Thanks.

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  10. P.S. How do you feel about xylitol? Have been seeing it in lots of gluten free holiday recipes.

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  11. Sarah - I have not done enough personal research on xylitol to give an educated comment, however I feel that as a general rule, no good can come from any chemically derived food products (xylitol, splenda, high fructose corn syrup, etc.) They are deemed "safe" until further research is done that sheds light on causing bleeding kidneys or whatnot and are eventually seen for what they are - an artificial food product that was not meant to be ingested. To me a good rule of thumb is if God did not create it, don't eat it!

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  12. I am trying to ease my kids into this way of eating. They already eat healthy (or so I thought). Right now they eat a lot of organic grains (with the occasional donut/other TERRIBLE treat from their grandparents). My question is....do your children eat strictly Paleo or do they occasionally eat Chick-fil-a too? :) If they do eat mostly Paleo...do you have some ideas/recipes you could share? Thank you!!

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  13. My kids are 95% Paleo with us. Yes, occasionally we'll make a chick-fil-a run to get some nuggets, but at our home aka when I cook, it is 100% paleo. At school he always has a snack, and I know that the kids only bring crackers and cheese. I mean, he gets non-Paleo food enough outside of home in circumstances I can't control, so at home, we are pretty much full fledged. We straight up tell my parents not to feed him crap, unless they want to keep him the next day and deal with the consequences of it (cranky, tantrums, tired, just a mess all around). They stopped pretty fast!

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  14. can you still have maple syrup while on paleo? Im not talking Aunt Jemima here, i'm talking pure Canadian/Vermont maple syrup, you know, from the trees.
    always wondered...

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  15. I just made these this morning - I didn't love the recipe I was using with almond butter and applesauce. These are FABULOUS!!! I've tried a few different recipes for Paleo Pancakes and this is the best!!!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Thanks for sharing this recipe! I tried them this morning alongside another paleo recipe, these were the definite winner! Tastes like a pancake and didn't dry out. Both my 10 month old and 2 year old gobbled them up!

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  17. These are great! I added orange zest to one batch and made the other as-is. I ate the ones with orange zest as pancakes and the plain ones as bread for a breakfast sandwich! I wrote about them in my blog (thebaboo.com) so you can check it out if you'd like!

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  18. Made these for pancake day this tuesday with some sliced bananas on top. Was not expecting them to be great, but they were SO good! I have been thinking about them ever since!

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  19. These are awesome! The kids and I are enjoying our yummy paleo pancake breakfast as we speak. I used raw wildflower honey, and the pancakes turned out nice and sweet. I'm watching my blood sugar, and I truly think I could halve the honey next time and still be happy with the taste. I top these with a smear of unsweetened applesauce, as eating a dry pancake just doesn't seem "right" to me.

    Ps...anyone looking for a great paleo treat should try Elana's coconut bars. They need a slight modification on the sweetener (I just omit the tiny bit of stevia) and even decrease the honey a bit. They are to die for!

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  20. Since I have made these 3 times now, I guess I should finally show some comment love and let you know how much I (and my family) love. love. love. these pancakes! They are so yummy and I'll never make regular pancakes again!

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  21. These actually look like pancakes! Can't wait to try them in the morning, all the other pancake recipes I've tried are, well, funky at best.

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  22. YUMMY! I just started Paleo less than a week ago. I was CRAVING pancakes this morning when I woke up. Made these and they satisfied my cravings and then some!! Thank you for posting them!

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  23. Just thought I'd drop you a thanks for posting this delicious recipe! These have become my go-to pancakes when I start craving something non-paleo. They taste delicious and not a hint of eggs. Then, I'm thankful they ARE paleo because I've lost 20 pounds so far!! Thanks again!!

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  24. Betty!!!!! What amazing news! Congratulations on taking control of your health and making such wonderful changes. Keep it up! XxSF.

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  25. I made your recipe and really liked them! The second time I mashed up half a banana. I felt like it made them a little more moist. I also added a handful of dried coconut. I tried other recipes that were too eggy so I am back to yours. Thanks!

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  26. Fantastic recipe, thank you!

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  27. I have seriously made these several times now. Yummy. My little 1 yr old and my husband LOVE them. They are a great on-the-go breakfast or snack. I also put mashed banana in my last batch and it really made them more moist. Adding blueberries was a hit too. Thanks!

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  28. I LOVE this recipe. I have made them 5 times now and each time I put my own little twist on them and they always turn out fabulous. I have tried strawberries, blueberries, banana, coconut and hemp seeds in them (separately, of course), and seriously, such a versatile recipe. I too have a little munchkin and I can't wait till he is old enough to help me like that. So stinkin adorable!

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