Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fast Grain Free Pancakes for One

This morning I wanted something filling and warm (I am getting tired of eggs). So I looked around online and found a recipe for pancakes that is healthy, nourishing, AND grain free. I believe these are also Paleo/Primal with these simple ingredients; let me know if I am mistaken! I found the recipe here, changed it slightly and halved it as well.

Fast Grain Free Pancakes for One

In a small bowl, combine:
2 Tbsp coconut flour
1/4 c unsweetened almond milk (I used Silk)
1/4 c egg whites (I used Egg Beaters; you can use whole eggs but that will alter the nutrition stats a bit)
1/4 tsp baking powder
dash of salt, cinnamon, and vanilla

Mix with a whisk, let sit for 30 seconds or so, then whisk again. Pour into a heated nonstick pan (greased with whatever you like: coconut oil, butter, Pam...) and cook for about 6-8 minutes per side on medium heat. I made two pancakes with mine. Serve with any toppings you like (I used Kettle unsweetened almond butter). (Note: the original recipe called for sweetener, but I left it out. If you prefer a sweet pancake I can see where a packet of Splenda or a bit of Stevia or honey would be good in this, or just put some fruit on top if your plan allows it).


Nutrition Stats for this entire recipe (no toppings):
99 calories
8.3 g protein
8.6 g carbs
2.6 g fat

This made a very filling breakfast with a sausage patty and a cup of French pressed Choffy (brewed cacao beans; I got this at a local trade show!) My entire breakfast (2 pancakes, 1 Tbsp almond butter, 1 sausage patty, cup of Choffy) was only about 280 calories and 13 g carbs.

Hope you enjoy these as much as I did!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

The pancakes look good . . . but that looks like a LOT more than one tablespoon of almond butter.

Bunny said...

That looks delicious!

Lyn said...

Anonymous~

It's one level (measuring) tablespoon. It just looks like more because it melted :)

Anonymous said...

I want that! How come no ketogenic freindly ihop like diners? People would pay extra for healthy alternatives. If almond flour were bought in bulk, the extra overhead couldnt be that bad. Local free range eggs, grass fed steak n sausage,,,,Ready for a new business Lynn? Hmmmmm? LYNNS HOUSE OF PALEO PANCAKES????

Anonymous said...

Doesn't coconut oil / butter have a ton of calories and fat? 60gs per tablespoon and 4gs of fat. That could make your snack have a lot more calories than you posted.

Anonymous said...

Lyn,

What kind of sausage patty do you use? I am looking for something that's better tasting than Morningstar.

Thanks.

Lyn said...

Anonymous~

Yes, fat has calories. Most people who are doing Paleo/Primal don't count calories, but I have to assume that anyone who does will count the calories in whatever fat they choose to use. I used Pam.

other Anonymous~

I get pastured pork sausage from the local Farmer's Market. It's good stuff. I have also used the Jimmy Dean turkey sausage patties and those are decent too.

timothy said...

great work, it's good to expand our borders with healthy nutricious alernatives!