Wednesday, March 19, 2014

TheFitBaldman's Paleo Banana Pancakes

My cousin and I decided to take the paleo challenge for lent, and it is proving to be extremely difficult for me, especially when it comes to breakfast.  I don't really like eggs.  I can handle them in small doses, but with paleo, I was eating them almost everyday for breakfast.  It got really old, really fast.  So when I woke up this morning and saw a post on @thefitbaldman on Instagram for paleo banana pancakes, I just had to try it!  I adjusted it a little bit for myself based on some comments to the post on his blog and my own preferences, so what I will post on here is what I chose to do rather than the original recipe.

2 whole eggs
1/8 c. coconut flour
1/4 mashed banana
1 t. vanilla extract
1 T Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips

Ingredients before mixing
I didn't really mash up the banana before I mixed it with the other ingredients, but I would suggest doing it to cut down on time a little bit.
I just mixed everything up with a fork until it was pretty smooth.
I added chocolate chips to my recipe, because what is better than banana chocolate chip pancakes?  Plus I'm a girl, and I love my chocolate.  The Enjoy Life brand is dairy free, nut free, and soy free, so they are okay for paleo!
Mixed in the chips.
My mixture made 3 small pancakes.  In TheFitBaldman's original recipe, his looked much larger and made about 4-6, but I halved his recipe for less calories.
Cook like regular pancakes in a pan sprayed with cooking spray or coconut oil.
These pancakes don't bubble when they are ready to flip, so just watch the bottom edges to see when they get a little golden before flipping.
For toppings, I used the rest of the banana and some Walden Farms pancake syrup, which isn't necessarily paleo, but it's zero calories.
Finished product!
These tasted a lot more like regular from the box pancakes than my protein pancakes do, so it was a nice change.  I really like the cake-y texture and fluffiness of them as well.  To be honest, I'll probably be making them again very soon!

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