Friday, August 20, 2010

Primal pancakes

Primal pancakes are a healthy alternative to traditional pancakes.  We actually prefer to make them this way.  They taste better, are healthier, and keep you full longer than other pancake recipes.

I found this recipe on Elena's Pantry website and adapted it to suit our pantry staples.

Primal Pancakes - makes 12 small pancakes (I recommend doubling the recipe for a family)

2 eggs
¼ cup honey
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 ½ cups almond flour*
 ½ teaspoon baking soda
coconut oil for sautéing

  1. In a blender, combine eggs, honey and vanilla and blend on high until smooth.
  2. Add almond flour, baking soda, and a large sprinkling of cinnamon and blend again to incorporate dry ingredients into batter.
  3. Let batter sit for 15-20 minutes to thicken up
  4. Warm coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  5. Ladle a small amount of pancake batter onto skillet.  I used about an 1/8th of a cup per pancake.
  6. Pancakes will form little bubbles, when bubbles open, flip pancakes over and cook other side
  7. Remove from heat to a plate.
  8. Repeat process with remaining batter, adding more oil to skillet as needed.
I served these yummy pancakes with honey cinnamon butter and maple syrup.

Honey Cinnamon Butter

1 stick unsalted butter, softened

Beat softened butter with a mixer until it is creamy.  Slowly add honey and cinnamon until it seems like enough.  Store in the fridge.

I know, I know.  That is a horrible set of directions.  What kind of recipe doesn't include quantities?  I didn't measure anything when I made this the other night, just eyeballed it.  You can add just enough to make it exactly the way you like it. 

*If you don't have any almond flour in your pantry you can make your own.  Simply grind raw almonds in a coffee grinder until you have a fine powder.  I tried to do this with a food processor and it grind the almonds into a fine enough powder.  

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