The BEST Paleo Pancakes Yet

Paleo Pancakes

Happy Memorial Day!! I hope you all are having a wonderful long weekend filled with friends, family, and good food. Speaking of good food... here's another yummy one for breakfast (or lunch/dinner, since I tend to eat pancakes at all times of the day!).

If you can't tell already, this is like my 3rd pancake post. I have a small obsession with pancakes, and I'm always trying to make them better, healthier, yummier, etc. Although this recipe isn't necessarily healthier than previous ones I've posted, it's for sure yummier. These pancakes have a bit of crispiness to them around the edges that I LOVE - maybe because I cooked them in a hotter pan, or maybe because of the ingredients - I don't know! But these were so DARN yummy, I cannot wait to make them again. 

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I didn't experiment much with this recipe, but I'm sure you could throw flax seeds, blueberries, bananas - whatever you want in them for additions really. I almost always add some ground flax seed and berries, but I didn't have it on hand this time around. I always recommend having coconut flour and almond flour on hand, since those are the two I usually use to bake with, but this recipe calls for a new one: arrowroot flour. Actually, it's more of a starch, and doesn't have much nutritional value (although it does contain some protein!) but it sure makes these pancakes delish!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (optional, but helps for rising)
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup packed almond flour (make sure you pack it into the cup)
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • optional additions: flax seed, blueberries, raspberries

Directions:

  1. Heat a pan over low/medium heat, and add coconut oil or butter to grease the pan.
  2. Pour batter in pan to create medium sized pancakes (I fit about 4 pancakes on the pan each time).
  3. Cook each side of the pancake until it is lightly brown/crispy on each side. 
  4. Serve with pure maple syrup or a berry topping for a lower sugar option!

Energy Balls

Energy balls. I'm not sure if that's what they're actually called usually, but I like to call them that because they're full of good for you ingredients that will boost your energy and hold you over until your next meal. They're the perfect pre-workout snack. They also take about 10 minutes to make max, and you can throw them in your purse for a quick snack during the day. 

The Casual Classic // Recipe

Almond and cacao are what gives these their flavor. They're sweetened with dates too, so they won't spike your blood sugar. Only 5 easy ingredients and you're done. Feel free to throw in additional nuts or powders or anything you desire. That's what is so great about these - you don't need to stick to a specific recipe. Read on below to make them, and let me know what you think!

The Casual Classic // Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 2 cups medjool dates
  • 2.5 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons raw cacao powder

Directions:

  • Put the almonds in a food processor and process until they are completely crushed up.
  • Add the dates and the coconut oil to the food processor, and continue to pulse until its fully mixed.
  • Lastly, add the almond butter and cacao to the food processor and continue to blend all ingredients together.
  • Take about a tablespoon of the mixture and roll it into a ball. Do this with the rest of the mixture until no more remains. 
  • Place the balls in the freezer for about an hour. Remove them and store in the fridge in an air tight container. Enjoy!!!

*Adapted from Deliciously Ella