Friday, March 6, 2015

Perfect Paleo Pancake

I must begin this post by dedicating it to George over at Civilized Caveman

I started eating Paleo back in September of 2011. The Paleo way of life goes against every American societal norm. By now, I think most people have heard of it or even tried it themselves. 

In case you live under a rock generally don't follow health trends here is the Paleo breakdown:

- lean meats
- fish/seafood
- fresh fruits and veggies
- healthful oils 
- nuts and seeds 

Stay away from: 
- artificial sweetener 
- grains
- dairy
- white potatoes
- refined sugar
- processed foods
- refined vegetable oil
- salt
- legumes (including peanuts)

The hardest part, as I'm sure most of you can imagine, is creating a variety of flavorful meals without using the ingredients I was taught to cook with. (i.e. butter, milk, sugar, etc)

I have been at points in life where I was VERY strict with my Paleo rules and other points where the pizza at a New York City brick oven hot spot was more temping than my self control. 

BUT, all in all I LOVE the Paleo lifestyle. I feel better when I eat this way. I perform better at workouts when I eat this way. I also fit into my pants better when I eat this way and who doesn't love that?

Now back to the main event and my dedication to George at Civilized Caveman. When I started Paleo he was still a small company with recipes on a blog that I couldn't get enough of. Three and a half years later he has a booming business with products, a website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. I love seeing genuinely good people (and their hard work) PAY OFF! He is awesome and so is his gorgeous fianc√©. I spotted this recipe on his Insta a couple months ago and couldn't wait to try it! 

Paleo and Pancake are rarely used in the same sentence and IF I actually attempt most of these online recipes...I'm usually  always disappointed. This is the FIRST (out of far more than I would like to admit) Paleo Pancake recipe that I have actually enjoyed eating. 

Side note: My husband, who could not be any LESS Paleo, loved this recipe and told me it actually tasted just like "regular pancakes." Success! 

Without further ado here is the recipe, along with some pictures I snapped of my brunch today. 

Civilized Caveman Pancakes
Yields 5-6 Medium Pancakes

-       3 Large Eggs
-       ½ cup + 3 Tbsp Almond or Coconut Milk (Full Fat)
-       1 Tbsp Organic Honey
-       ½ Tbsp Lemon Juice
-       1 tsp Vanilla
-       ½  Cup Coconut Flour
-       ½ Cup Tapioca Flour
-       ½ tsp Baking Powder
-       ½ tsp Baking Soda
-       Pinch of Fine Grain Sea Salt
-       Coconut Oil for Skillet
-       ½ Blueberries or EnjoyLife Chips


 In a large bowl, whisk the eggs. Add the almond milk, honey, lemon juice and vanilla. Whisk until well blended. In a separate bowl, mix together the coconut flour and tapioca flour, then add the wet ingredients ¼ cup a time, while continuously whisking. Lastly, mix in the baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Grease a large skillet with coconut oil and place over low-medium heat. Once the skillet is hot, use a ladle to pour 3-inch pancakes into the pan. Once holes begin to appear on the surface of the pancake, drop a small handful of blueberries or chocolate chips onto it and flip. The pancake should cook approx. 3-4 minutes on each side. Repeat with the rest of the batter. 

Top with coconut butter or organic maple syrup.

Enjoy this wonderful Paleo treat and be sure to check out Civilized Caveman!

mrs. r


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