Paleo Protein Pancakes
I'll be honest. I was a little skeptical about this recipe. I mean, pancakes are meant to be indulgent, right? They're supposed to leave you stuffed and regretful. These beauties won't!
They're so light, but filling. Sweet, but not too sweet. Breakfast-y, but you can eat them anytime, cold or hot. I mean, what can be better? I originally found this recipe at this lovely website, but I tweaked it to make it my own! Feel free to pin it and let me know how yours turn out!
- 1 medium banana
- 1 tbsp coconut flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 medium sized eggs
- 1 tbsp almond butter (optional)
- Smush banana in medium sized bowl. Make sure it is nice and smushed before you add the rest of the ingredients, as it is easier to blend this way
- Add 2 eggs, cinnamon, and coconut flour to the bowl.
- Mix contents together until a batter forms. NOTE: It is okay if the mixture is lumpy. You are using a banana after all. And keeping it lumpy helps the cake flip once it is on the skillet
- Spray skillet with coconut spray, set to medium heat
- Pour half of the mix onto the skillet.
- Flip the pancake when you can get the whole spatula under the cake.
- When both sides are sufficiently cooked, take pancake off pan and repeat steps with the reminder of the mixture (there should be enough for one more pancake).
- (optional) Spread 1 tbsp almond butter on one pancake, and place the other pancake on top. Now you have a pancake almond butter sandwich!
- Eat and enjoy! (Yields 2 pancakes)
These pancakes are hearty, full of protein, and really easy to make. Bananas are pretty carb heavy and almond butter is not a low calorie food (though it is a great source of fat and protein!). I recommend cutting the sandwich in half and eating half as a snack and saving the other half for another day (Or go for it and eat the whole thing! I won't stop you.).
17.65g fat/35g carbs/16.3g protein/355 calories (total for 2 pancakes and almond butter)
Note: I am not a nutritionist, and the above f/c/p breakdown is an estimate. Please consult a physician or dietician before embarking on a regimented diet.