Almond Banana Paleo Pancakes
Total Time: A bit more than fifteen minutes
• 2 cups almond flour
• 4 big tbsp almond butter
• 4 eggs
• one banana
• 2 cup pumpkin
• pinch of nutmeg
• sea salt
• 2 tsp baking powder
• 1/4 tsp baking soda
• chocolate/vanilla protein powder
• 1/4 cup of berries
• 1/4 cup of dark chocolate
Note: You can also sub out 1 cup of Almond flour for 1 cup of shredded coconut.
So each weekend I spend some time trying to determine how I can best make pancakes that I can convince myself are okay to eat. The solution for a long time was to simply take all the healthy ingredients I could find and mix them into a giant mess that was near impossible to cook, flip, and which was chalk full of various grains (Ed note: See Flat Carb Cakes, they are delicious.)
However then the paleo pancake was born. Eating breakfast with friends who were celiac required that I come up with a grain free solution that was still something that resembled a pancake. This is the end result. A grain free, protein and fat rich pancake which tastes delicious.
I personally serve these up topped with a full fat yogurt, some mixed berries, and with a side of some kind of meat. These are usually best as a post training meal on the weekend if you intend to get silly with what you put on them, or you can just drop the toppings and maple syrup and eat them whenever you wish. For those climbers out there, these are a phenomenal crag food snack if you eat them cold while trying to figure out how to send that next awful v9 crimp problem with the huge dead point. Or if you are looking to put on mass with your workouts, a couple of these make a great training snack at the gym.
As to cooking these beauties up:
Mix the ingredients.
I vary the amount of almond butter and applesauce/pumpkin to get the consistency I want. If you have never made pancakes before, play with this recipe a couple times to get the result that you want. I aim for thick enough that when I pour some onto the frying pan it doesn’t try and become a crepe.
Cooking time will vary on heat, I aim for mid-high heat. Flip them when the bubbles start popping.