We love pancakes.. I mean LOVE pancakes. I’ll make pancakes over waffles any old day.
Pancakes send my blood sugar through the roof.. and them I’m all ZOMG I’M GOING TO GNAW OFF MY OWN ARM I’M SO HUNGRY.
So I don’t eat them much anymore.
Although I don’t subscribe to a Paleo diet (hellooo.. they want you to give up CHEESE!) I do appreciate a lot of Paleo recipes because they are usually nutrient dense and contain no processed sugars and they usually have some innovative way to get around using wheat. I’m not “gluten intolerant” in the traditional sense but I have found that the more wheat I eat the worse I feel (and I knew this before everyone decided wheat will kill us all).
I decided we should try almond meal pancakes. After digging around the web for a bit and comparing a few recipes here and there, I settled on this one from Primal Living mostly because it was simple and I had all the ingredients (yes even the coconut milk.. it’s become a staple. I love it!)
I doubled the recipe since it only made one serving… it looked wicked thin so I added another 1/4 cup of almond meal.
Meanwhile, back on the stove, I chucked a handful of frozen strawberries in with a handful of frozen blueberries and a glug of maple syrup (the real stuff, yo.. leave Aunt Jemima on the shelf.. that shit is nasty.. plus if your breakfast syrup is talking to you, it’s time to get back on the meds)
So, yeah, I cooked the berries on medium until it thickened to a tasty syrupy fruity mess. (again, no picture… oops)
I poured about 1/3 cup of batter onto a griddle set at 300 degrees. I know nuts get nasty when they get burned so I wanted to go low and slow. Once it got all bubbly all over, I flipped it.. you know like a regular pancake.
I pulled it off the griddle and excitedly took a bite.
I soldiered on. Mostly because SU (that’s Spousal Unit for those of you just joining us) grabbed a piece and wandered out of the room, nomming on it and declared it “tasty”.
Oooookay.. maybe my tastebuds are broken or something.
So I cooked up the rest, served them up with bacon and threw on some of that cooked fruit.
Turns out, SU thought they were tasty because she dunked her piece in the fruit I had simmering on the stove.
Verdict: Almond pancakes by themselves are nasty ass gross.
Almond pancakes smothered in fruit syrup? Fan-freaking-TASTIC! They were almost desert like.
I cannot wait to make these again. They came together fast, cooked up quick and were a refreshing change to standard issue wheat pancakes.
Oh and next time, I’ll take a picture. I suppose I could have stopped eating and taken I pic, but honestly I was enjoying them too much to put them down. So.. you’re out of luck, this time.