Here’s my answer to everyone’s pancake craving that is gluten-free, grain-free, and guilt-free in every sense of the word.
These pancakes are so easy, even the most throw-away cook will love making them. A great alternative to allergy-inducing and health problem causing gluten and grains, these fabulous cakes can be made in a variety of ways…the sky’s the limit!
I found this recipe on Mark’s Daily Apple (I added sea salt to ours). The best part about pancakes is what you put on them. We all know pancakes are a great delivery mechanism for butter, right? Here’s your opportunity to slather your breakfast with plenty of traditional fats for brain, heart, immune system, and endocrine health. We used grass-fed butter or ghee and coconut oil for cooking.
Toppings? Here’s what we used: fresh strawberries, home-made sour cream, real butter and real maple syrup.
There are endless variations and you can pretty much use anything you have in your kitchen that you like:
blueberries, bananas, mangoes, blackberries, raspberries, crispy nuts, coconut oil, ghee, cream cheese, yogurt, kefir, cinnamon, cardamon, nutmeg, cloves, dehydrate coconut, raisins, sprinkled rapdura, sucanat, coconut date sugar, raw honey…getting hungry yet? Use raw honey for a sweetener if you are on GAPS, otherwise you can use real maple syrup. Use your imagination!
And after tasting these, I promise you will leave far behind packaged, pre-mixed pancake batters from the grocery store, artificially-produced “maple syrup”, sugary fruit sauces, and embrace the yummy flavor of all these wholesome ingredients together for breakfast.
- 1 cup almond flour
- 3 eggs (from pastured hens, preferred)
- 1/8 vanilla extract
- 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon (more if you prefer a more cinnamon-y taste)
- pinch of sea salt
- Heat a pan on your stove with butter, ghee or coconut oil.
- Mix all ingredients together into a batter.
- When well mixed, pour small amounts into your greased pan and cook on both sides until brown. These pancakes should be on the small side (4-5 inches in diameter) as larger pancakes don’t stay together well when you try flipping them over.
- Remove from pan and garnish with all your favorite goodies.
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