4/23/10

Paleo Pancakes. Nom. Nom. Nom.

My apres Sunday run staple has always been pancakes, which I always make from scratch.

Eliminating flour makes this a little tough to do.

Thanks to my bff Google, we’ve discovered that almond flour is a great replacement for those following a Paleo diet (which is what I’m trying these two weeks if you missed Monday). Although you should be able to find it at your health food stores and sometimes even your regular grocery stores, I couldn’t find it at Whole Foods or my regular stores, but did find it a bulk candy store that does sell some dry goods. Go fig, eh?

So Google and I came up with the settled on the following recipe (although we were tempted my several others) and started to work.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 TBSP oil (I only have Olive Oil)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 TBSP sweetener (I used Honey)

There should be a picture of the ingredients, but I got too excited that I just started cooking. Um. Whoopsie.Almond flour pancakes cooking in the pan

So this is what you get instead. Mmmmm. Pancakes.

Now, compared to other recipes for pancakes, there’s no baking powder in these bad boys, so you’re not going to see a lot of the bubbling that comes with regular ol’ pancakes. This makes them harder to gauge in terms of readiness, a lot less firm for flipping, but in the end it’s all worth it as their consistency is A LOT like cornbread.

I am so screwed. Cornbread is my weakness.

almond flour pancakes all finished, topped with fruit

But they were honestly awesome.

The recipe is supposed to give you six pancakes but I managed to get a few more out of it as I make them very small so then I can save half of the batch for another day.

And then, as you can see, I microwaved a cup of frozen berries to make it seem like I’m having a lot more food, without any more guilt.

Yeah. I know. I ate fruit. Look what this experiment is doing to me!!!!

But I’d recommend this recipe to anyone. Simple, easy, and very, VERY yummy.

6 comments:

H-woman said...

Those look yummy!

=)

PunkRockMom said...

Oh my. You ate fruit. Should I be concerned? ;-)

Sam said...

Those look delish - I must try immediately!

You could try making your own almond flour, if you have a food processor, and you can buy skinned blanched almonds from Bulk Barn. Much cheaper.

OR . . . they have almond flour at Noah's and The Big Carrot for sure.

Yay for you eating fruit!

marie said...

I actually looked around at a few places yesterday & the prices were ridiculous yesterday compared to where I bought it.

So I'll stick with it.

Plus it's super close to home :)

Grant said...

Hi,

Did you add the oil into the mix, or did it go into the pan first?

Thanks!

marie said...

@grant - Oil goes IN the mix. Hope that helps :)

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