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Pancakes that made our morning better

4 Mar

The morning started off a little rough…middle daughter woke up feeling a bit sick and oldest daughter was already whining about what I was going to “make” her eat for breakfast. So, I set out to whip up these pancakes from Elana’s Pantry they usually all enjoy, but needed to make some adaptations. I gave up honey for Lent and I was too hungry not to partake!

Fast forward a half an hour later and they turned out fluffy and yummy! They were devoured by all, even my husband (who generally doesn’t like anything almond flour based) snuck a few. The one banana added just enough sweetness without turning them completely banana flavored. Pancakes aside, I’d also use them as a medium for over-easy eggs “dippy” eggs or nut butter sandwiches.

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp melted butter (I bet coconut oil would work too!)
  • 1 banana, mashed until liquified
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • butter or coconut oil for cooking

Heat large skillet to medium heat. Combine all wet ingredients, add dry ingredients and mix until a nice batter forms. Melt butter or coconut oil on skillet. Spoon desired amount onto skillet–smaller seems to work better and kids just generally love things that are more their size. Flip once bubbles begin to form and bottoms look set, and cook on other side. Continue until batter is gone, adding oil or butter as necessary.

Serve plain with a side of fresh fruit, toasted, topped with fried eggs, or drizzled with yogurt!

 

this is a double batch

    

Happy weekend,

Heather

Banana sweetened coconut flour muffins

18 Apr

I was putting together some leftovers for a friend and wanted to include an extra “treat.” My criteria: use coconut flour (because I was out of almond flour!) and use only fruit as a sweetener.  I put together this simple muffin and my friend said they were “rich and delicious.” We all second that, kids included!

  • 2 very ripe large bananas, mashed
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour, sifted
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped or ground pecans (optional–or replace with nut of your choice!)

Preheat oven to 350. Mash bananas, whisk in eggs, vanilla, and melted coconut oil in large bowl. In separate small bowl, mix coconut flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir until you achieve a relatively smooth batter. Stir in nuts. Let batter sit while you either generously spray your muffin pan or line with paper muffin cups. I love this spray for convenience, but alternatively I use a plastic baggie like a glove to grease pans with coconut oil. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full and bake for approximately 20 minutes until golden brown. Makes 12 delicious, fruit sweetened muffins packed with fiber and protein!

**Update: Recipe also makes yummy pancakes! Follow same directions for batter. Spoon small circles on griddle pan, spread out slightly.  Cook for 1-2 minutes per side and you have yummy, fruit sweetened pancakes packed with fiber and protein!

      

Enjoy,

Heather

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