Who doesn’t love pancakes?
Well, if you are following the paleo diet and are looking for good paleo breakfasts, paleo food advice and general paleo know-how, then you’ve come to the right place.
Subsequently, you’ve also landed up reading the right article, as I’m going to talk about what makes up paleo pancakes, and how just because you are an avid paleo caveman it doesn’t mean you can’t still indulge in some pancakes once in a while.
Traditional pancakes are pretty bad as far as foods go. They contain no nutrients really, other than the few eggs that are used to make them, and they have a lot of flour. Traditionally recipes for pancakes contain eggs, flour and oil, and are covered in ridiculously sweet toppings, such as syrups and chocolate. While there is an occasional topping of OK food, such as fruit. The relative good to bad ratio of ingredients in normal pancakes makes for a pretty terrible meal.
Paleo Pancake Ideas
The idea when making paleo pancakes is to substitute the bad ingredients with good, paleo compatible, healthy options. This may include using coconut flour or bananas for the general “mass” of the cakes themselves. While the texture between ingredients will vary greatly, the general aim here is to get something that resembles a pancake and make sure that it is paleo compliant.
The 3 Ingredient Paleo Pancake by Mark Sisson
Thanks to Mark Sisson over at Marks Daily Apple for this one. While its pretty simple, the pancakces taste pretty good. Unfortunetely I don’t have any photos of what is looks like, but you can check out his original post about here.
Basically, it involves the following ingredients:
- 2 Bananas, mashed
- Almond nut butter
- An egg or two
Mash up the bananas and add some almond nut butter to them. Maybe around a tablespoon per pancake. Add the eggs and if you like, some other flavouring such as vanilla extract.
Cook in a pan with your favourite paleo oil, such as coconut oil on a medium heat setting. Make sure you are gentle when moving the pancakes around on the pan as they are delicate because of no binding agents. Once the pancakes start to bubble or show holes through them, they are ready to be turned. Take it easy when flipping them, and use a good, flat spatula.
Make sure they cook properly and then serve hot, with some toppings of your choice. A little honey works well, or how about some crushed nuts?
They work great.
Coconut Flour Paleo Pancakes
These are awesome and easy to make pancakes, just like the three ingredient pancakes above. While these take some more ingredients, they are closer to the “normal” pancakes you can buy already mixed from stores.
The main substitute ingredien in these guys is the coconut flour. Coconut flour is a great cooking ingredient when you are trying to replace wheat flour as it has some fluffing properties to it. Check out the recipe below!
To make around 8-10 pancakes:
- 3-5 room temperature eggs
- 250ml/1cup of coconut milk of your choice
- Some sea salt
- Some honey, I tried 1 tablespoon
- Vanilla extract: Try to taste
- Some baking soda, around 1 teaspoon should do the trick
- Half a cup of coconut flour
- Use something like coconut milk for cooking fat
Prepare the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients in seperate bowls.
- Break the eggs into one bowl, mix with all the other wet ingredients until bubbly and aerated.
- Mix all the other dry ingredients, such the flour and baking soda in another bowl.
- Combine in one of the bowls and mix until smooth
- Cook a dollop of batter on medium heat in a pan until holes and bubbles start forming, just like the other recipe. Flip with care.