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Paleo Pancakes made with patience

March 5, 2011

I wish someone had forewarned me that patience is a prerequisite for making these pancakes.  The batter preparation is a breeze and they look perfect when they first hit the pan, but don’t be fooled.  Things get ugly from here. 

I urge you to take a few deep breaths before flipping your first and second victims, I mean pancakes.  They will not survive the flip.  They will look like this…or worse. 

Let’s face it.  There’s a reason why these are called “Paleo Pancakes”.  They do not contain the ingredients that regular pancakes do.  The things that makes them fluffy and flippable.  For one, baking powder.  Did you know that even baking powder has corn (a Paleo diet no-no) in it?   Corn is in everything!  I’m noticing that more and more on this diet.

Things get better though…

Eventually, after a few brutalized pancakes you end up with something that is presentable.

Again, don’t expect these to taste like the pancakes they serve at the breakfast joint down the street.  They are very light, airy, delicate in texture and taste.  A drizzle of maple syrup would have filled the void but maple sugar = sugar (another Paleo no-no).   I shouldn’t be so negative but I wanted to set the expectation.  

However, the real litmus test is Keith.  He had four mini pancakes and then said “I could have a few more of those”.   That’s a good sign. 

Paleo Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1/2 cup almond meal (I added another few tables to thicken the mixture but another egg would have made the difference)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 apple, cored and chunked
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 pint fresh blueberries (optional – I did not add these)
  • coconut oil for cooking

Instructions:

  1. Blend all ingredients (except blueberries) in a bowl/mixer.  Then add the blueberries if using.
  2. Turn the stove to medium heat, adding coconut oil to grease the pan.
  3. Pour the batter into the pan (size of a drink coaster).
  4. When the bubbles appear and the bottom is cooked, jab the spatula under the pancake quickly to flip.
  5. Let sit until cooked through then transfer to plate.

I’m on the search for alternate Paleo pancake recipes that I won’t ‘flip’ out over (haha).  If I find any that can hold their own you will be the first to know!

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