Wellness Wednesdays: Paleo Pancakes

 

Hello Friends,

So, what in the world makes a pancake “Paleo” ?
They’re dairy free and grain free! Seems almost impossible, right?
(note: I am NOT supporting the paleo diet as a healthy lifestyle choice)

Unlike your typical order of short stacks, which give you a sugar rush that is immediately followed by having to take a nap, these little buggers have just the right amount of fat, carbs and protein to keep you energized and satiated for hours.

I created these light and airy pancakes for our 10 Day Health Challenge Spring Guide and my bet is they become your Sunday staple too :)
(you can still get the 40+ healthy recipes here)

So, what’s in them….

 

Paleo Pancakes 

Ingredients:
1 ripe banana
2 T nut butter (walnut pictured)
1 egg
½ t vanilla extract
½ t cinnamon (or more) to taste
¼ t sea salt
1 t coconut oil

Toppings: honey, nuts/seeds & coconut

 

Directions:

1) Mash banana with a fork and mix in the nut butter and cinnamon

2) Scramble the egg with vanilla and salt and add to the mixture. Combine well

3) Melt the coconut oil in a nonstick pan, pour in half of the batter and cook for about 2 minutes on each side. Repeat with other half of the batter.

4) Serve topped with a drizzle of honey and slivered almonds

Endless Variations:
you can switch up nut butters
use almond extract in place of vanilla
add blue berries along with 1 T of flaxmeal
pumpkin spice for cinnamon
coconut milk for honey on top
maple & pecans in place of honey & almonds

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