Oh pancakes, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways.....
When we made the switch to Paleo and Autoimmune Paleo eating, finding ways to still enjoy the occasional "bread-y" dish was one of my first initiatives. Since gluten-free is pretty essential for us, my hero flour has become almond flour. These fluffy beauties take almond flour, a bit of almond/coconut milk, and a small handful of other ingredients to present you with fluffy, delicious pancakes! The variations are endless, too, which is why I love it.
My favorite addition to the batter is currently Multi-Collagen Protein by Ancient Nutrition (unflavored). My other favorites are their Bone Broth Proteins (as they are whey-free, soy-free, free of all the allergens we have to avoid)- Vanilla, Banana Creme and Cinnamon Apple are all incredible in this batter, too. (Note: I am an Event Producer for Ancient Nutrition and while I freaking LOVE their products, I am NOT paid to promote or suggest their products. Just needed to throw in that disclaimer... wink.)
So, let's get to it.... these are best mixed in a blender or Cuisinart but can be mixed in one bowl by hand it you're in a pinch.
My FAVORITE GF/DF Almond Flour Pancakes!!
3 pastured eggs
1/4 cup almond or coconut milk
pinch of sea salt or Himalayan salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp organic apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 cups gluten-free blanched almond flour (gives best texture and fluff)
1/2 tsp organic vanilla extract
1 Tbsp melted organic coconut oil
1/2 tsp organic stevia (or if you can do honey or maple syrup, boost to 1 Tbsp)
BONUS: If you want to add oomph to these babies with protein or collagen, add 1- 1 1/2 scoops of your preference into the batter.
Blend on batter setting in blender or mix vigorously in bowl. We love our griddle because I can do more pancakes in less time (usually our 4 yr old and I are hangry first thing and I need to get them done RIGHTNOW). Batter will be thicker so smooth into round shapes on griddle- set the heat around 115-125 degrees F, let sit for 1-2 minutes, then flip, let sit another 1-2 minutes and take off.
If you're extra like me and love putting goodies inside your pancakes, fresh organic blueberries, Lily's stevia-sweetened chocolate chips (or Enjoy Life vegan chocolate chips if you can do sugar) are a great addition.
Top with organic grass-fed butter, ghee, coconut oil or whatever you choose. As you can see, I like putting lots of things on top of my 'cakes.
Enjoy and let us know if you test this out in your own kitchen!
Cheers to CLEAN EATING and holistic health and wellness!