Paleo Recipe - Coconut & Cinnamon Pancakes

Coconut & Cinnamon Pancakes

Pancakes

Bacon and egg breakfast will never be complete without some toast or hot pancakes! Pancakes can keep you full until your next meal and there is something in them that makes you want to eat more. Throw in some Paleo ingredients and you will have a pancake that you can devour without guilt.

Okay, devour might not be a subtle word, but kids will do it when it comes to pancakes. There are also adults who will want to wake up to the aroma of pancakes being cooked for breakfast. Indeed, pancakes have been part of family breakfasts for centuries, and their appeal to children and adults alike have not faded. And for many years, people have started to make their pancakes healthier and tastier, adding better ingredients that will keep them energized throughout the day.

And of course, when it comes to enjoying a Paleo breakfast we must have a Paleo pancake recipe. Because Paleo does not use traditional flour, this recipe will be wheat-free and totally healthy. One more ingredient that makes this Paleo pancake enticing is cinnamon. Who doesn’t know this famous spice? Cinnamon gives out a very distinct taste and aroma that makes anyone love a dish. When this pancake wakes you up in the morning, you are sure to have a satisfying breakfast.

Coconut & Cinnamon Pancakes
Recipe type: Pancakes
Cuisine: Breakfast
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A quick and satisfying breakfast recipe that won't only keep you feeling fuller for longer, but includes a number of benefits that will keep you in better shape.
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons (22 g) Coconut Flour (Organic if possible)
  • ½ Ripe Banana - Mashed
  • 2 Large Eggs (Organic if possible)
  • 3 Tablespoons (44 ml) Full-Fat Coconut Milk
  • ½ Teaspoon (2.5 ml) Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ½ Teaspoon (2.5 ml) Vanilla Extract
  • ½ Teaspoon (2.5 g) Cinnamon
  • ¼ Teaspoon (1.25 g) Baking Soda
  • Small pinch of Salt
  • Coconut Oil or Ghee (This will be used for cooking the pancakes)
Instructions
  1. • Whisk the eggs, mashed banana, coconut milk, apple cider vinegar and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Make sure you mix everything well together.
  2. • In a separate bowl, mix together the coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
  3. • Then add the dry and wet ingredients together. Mix well and make sure there are no lumps in the pancake batter. You can do this by hand but I prefer to use an electric whisk.
  4. • Place a small skillet or frying pan over a medium heat. Add the ghee or coconut oil to the pan or skillet. Make sure the ghee or oil is hot before you cook the pancakes.
  5. • Add a tablespoon of the batter to the hot pan. Cook on one side until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip the pancake over and cook the other side for another 30 seconds or so.
  6. • Repeat the cooking process until the pancake mix has been used up.
  7. • Place your pancakes on a serving dish with your favorite toppings of fruit or maple syrup or even bacon and egg! Enjoy!
With the aroma of cinnamon, eating these pancakes will most likely be heavenly even without any toppings. Cinnamon can enhance your appetite, but it is not the only thing it can do for your body and health. Cinnamon has been used for centuries, not only for flavoring food but also for medicinal purposes. During the earlier years of use, cinnamon was classified into four: true cinnamon which came from Sri Lanka, malabathrum which came from India, Serichatum which came from China, and Cassia which came from Arabia and Ethiopia.

In as early as 2000 BC, Egypt had imported this spice from China. During the time when gods and deities were still commonly worshipped, this spice was offered and regarded to be one of the finest gifts and offerings. It has been mentioned in many inscriptions, including the Hebrew Bible. During the Middle Ages, though, the source of cinnamon was not clear amongst traders from the Western countries. There are some stories that Arab traders created it in order to protect their trade. It was not until 1518 that the Portuguese were able to find cinnamon in the land now called Sri Lanka. And from there, the rest is history.

Cinnamon is used mostly for food and drinks, and has some very important health benefits. There have been studies carried out that help to confirm most of these, and it is truly amazing that the results all point to some truly promising health benefits.

Lowers Bad Cholesterol

Studies have been carried out with regards to lowering cholesterol, particularly the bad variety. The reason, as studies have uncovered, is that cinnamon can help reduce the body’s response to the fats that it accumulates as we eat. This reduces the body’s accumulation and response to LDL cholesterol but does not affect the body’s HDL or good cholesterol level. Because of this, a person reduces the risk of developing medical conditions such as heart disease.

Prevents Increase Of Blood Sugar Levels

When blood sugar rises, it becomes problematic for the body and this could lead to a person suffering from diabetes. Cinnamon benefits the body’s insulin resistance and decreases the glucose in the blood. Cinnamon helps slow down the breakdown of carbohydrates in the digestive system while mimicking insulin at the same time. Because of these things, the body’s blood sugar level is maintained and the body functions normally.

Reduced Risks Of Getting Cancer

Cinnamon is not just an ordinary spice, as it contains high level of antioxidants. These antioxidants are responsible in getting rid of the toxins which can harm the body. These antioxidants also promote healthier cell growth while strengthening a person’s immune system. These are just a few reasons why a person who enjoys cinnamon in their meals or drinks will find that the risk of the them getting cancer is greatly reduced. Studies carried even suggest that cinnamon may well be toxic to cancer cells, they may prevent the formation of blood vessels in tumors and so results in the killing of cancer cells. What is being promised by these studies is quite astounding and will help to provide us with a better understanding of how cancer develops and may well help to provide us with a cure in the future.

Boosts Memory And Cognitive Functions

When you smell and eat or drink something with cinnamon, especially in the morning, you will find yourself more alert. This is because cinnamon can increase the alertness of your cognitive functions, by protecting your nerve cells. This is especially beneficial for people with neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer and Parkinson’s disease. Because your brain cells and nerve cells are healthy, you get to retain memories. This also affects the motor function of the body, which is also controlled by the nerves. Though there is still no confirmed cure to neurodegenerative diseases, cinnamon can be of help in reducing the effects of the diseases.

Reduce Inflammation, Virus, Fungal And Bacterial Infections

Inflammation can be caused by viral, bacterial or fungal infections. This may also happen when parts of the body experience wear and tear. Cinnamon is filled with anti-inflammatory properties which can reduce inflammation. A person who has been suffering from inflammation, may will find relief with cinnamon. It also contains Cinnamaldehyde, a substance that can help fight numerous kinds of infections, from the simplest flu to dangerous Salmonella.

Cinnamon is truly a healthy spice that not only perks you up in the morning but can also make you healthier. With this Paleo recipe and cinnamon, you can definitely face another day with a stronger, healthier body. There are many ways to enjoy breakfast, but no one can deny that starting it off with a flavorful fluffy pancake can be one of the best.

 

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