My New Favorite Pancakes
July 15, 2013 § Leave a comment
Before I began to shift my food choices about 3 years ago, I used eat pancakes often, sometimes for breakfast and sometimes for dinner.
Over the past few years I’ve experimented with countless pancake recipes utilizing coconut flour or almond flour. I was shooting for a delicious pancake without refined sugar and white flour. A traditional pancake with these ingredients is void of any nutritional value and will most likely send you into a vicious sugar craving cycle – something I’m really not interested in. I loved some of the new recipes I experimented with while others were less than appealing. Recently, I gave up trying to replicate a traditional pancake and instead opted for creating a completely new pancake experience. I’m loving this current recipe and the best part is that it’s also Kyle approved – he thinks it tastes like dessert! I have to agree with him, it’s like a custard. Besides taste, another nice bonus is that you can put it together in no time with just a few ingredients.
1 large banana, mashed
1/2 tsp vanilla powder or extract
Combine above ingredients. Pre-heat the broiler. Heat coconut oil or ghee in a pan (I used an oven safe 10″ fry pan) on the stove on low to medium heat and add above mixture once the pan is heated. In about 5-10 minutes, the pancake will be set. Transfer the pan to the oven and let cook until the top of the pancake is cooked through, just a few minutes. Remove from the oven and slide onto a plate. Now that I look at the photo, it’s more like an omelet or tortilla than it is a pancake.
The banana makes this dish incredibly sweet and the vanilla is a wonderful addition reinforcing the dessert element.
Experiment with various ingredients. For instance, I added frozen wild blueberries to these pancakes and topped them with ghee and fresh mint.