Monday, March 2, 2015

Paleo: 3 Way Almond Coconut Pancake Mix

If you think living a healthier lifestyle means passing up on morning pancakes... think again!

I have been getting requests for more paleo meals, specifically breakfast recipes.  I do not follow a paleo "diet" however, I do admire that the focus of this particular lifestyle is eating whole foods.  Things that those before us ate; nothing processed, etc...

 I am personally (can not, will never,) not planning to give up my oats or brown rice anytime soon but, I do prefer baking with coconut and almond flour more than any other flour out there.

 Give the eggs, sweet potatoes and meat breakfast a break...

Try this 3 Way Pancake Mix to break that fast instead!


Ingredients:
2 tbsp of coconut flour
2 tbsp of almond flour
1/4 tsp of baking powder 
2 egg whites (not from the carton)
1/2 cup of unsweetened nut milk
1/8 tsp of stevia (or a tbsp of maple syrup or coconut sugar)
1/2 tsp of almond extract
a pinch of salt
  
Directions: 
Pancake-it...  Preheat and oil ( coconut oil or coconut oil cooking spray) a griddle or skillet at medium-low heat.  Pour the mixture in, forming small size pancakes.  Cook like you would a regular pancake, just make sure you spray or oil in between batchesTop with your favorite fruit, and enjoy!
  
Waffle-it... You will need a bit less milk for waffles, about 1/3 of a cup.  After you mix the waffle mixture, you want to let the mixture sit for about a minute or so, you essentially want the mixture to thicken up a bit.  I used a double sided waffle maker.  These paleo waffles will take a bit longer than regular waffles, about 3-4 minutes.  Even though, the light on your waffle maker will say these are ready, you will need to let them cook a bit longer.

Bake-it... Like with the waffles, you are going to need only 1/3 of a cup of milk and you want to let the mixture thicken for about a minute or so.  Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.  Spray a ramekin well with cooking spray.  Pour your mixture in, and bake for 35-40 minutes (time varies depending on oven.)  Remove from oven and allow it to cook for 5 minutes or so.  Serve and enjoy! 

I topped mine with coconut oil but, feel free add your own toppings to this basic recipe.
Remember... Healthy living isn't about deprivation, it is about upgrading your lifestyle!
 
Have a happy and healthy week!

22 comments:

  1. These all look delicious! My sister is gluten free and I know she especially will love this creative recipe, thanks!

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    1. Yes, this will be great for your sis

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  2. Those pancakes look amazing! Regular pancakes upset my stomach after awhile, so I will have to give these a shot.

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    1. That's my favorite and easiest way to have it!

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  4. this looks delicious. thank you for the inspo.
    Rosie x

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  5. These meals look amazing. I've never made anything paleo before. So many different kinds of flours. I've never heard of them before.

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    1. these are tricky to work with but so nutritious

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  6. Yum!!! Those sound really good! I've been trying to find ways to get more eggs in my diet (I don't really like them on their own) so this would be perfect!

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    1. I am not a fan of eggs either, but in a pancake so necessary

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  7. OOOO YES! ALL of these creations need to be IN MY MOUTH! What I love about this too is you could add spices and flavorings to alter these just a TOUCH and it's something COMPLETELY different :)

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    1. Exactly! I love sharing basic recipes that can be transformed into whatever you want! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Yumm! These look delicious. I usually make protein pancakes but I love what you did here. Maybe it can even be considered gluten free which means I can make them for my GF friends

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