Because it is the most important meal of the day, you need to make sure you have a breakfast that is healthy, filling and easy to make! And what more can you ask for when you have Paleo pancakes on your plate? We’ve gathered some simple Paleo recipes for pancakes that will keep your mornings interestingly fun and delicious.
When it comes to food, breakfast should be your first priority. But with so much to do and so little time, people found ways of cooking mouthwatering food in a quick way. An all-time favorite breakfast meal that is easy to make is pancakes. Making pancakes requires simple steps but you can add other ingredients to make it a healthier meal. Kids also adore pancakes in the morning, topped with their favorite fresh fruit, jams, pure maple syrup and even chocolate chips.
If you think pancakes are a modern invention, you are mistaken. Pancakes go far back, as far as 5th century BC. Ancient Greeks were known to have made wonderful breakfast recipes, with names that were derived from “Tagenon” or frying pan. The word “pancake” only begun to appear in the 15th century BC.
Because pancakes are usually made with flour, you might think you’ll miss this breakfast favorite. But like we said earlier, pancake recipes are so versatile that you can make Paleo versions too. There are alternatives in the Paleo food list that you can use to make scrumptious fluffy pancakes every morning without the guilt. Getting hooked on these Paleo or Caveman diet pancakes will definitely be easier than you might expect because these are seriously healthy and delicious.
If you are into the “traditional” way of making pancakes, then flour might be your first concern. Although Paleo does not promote the use of traditional flours, it has its own flour substitutes you can choose from. One of the best and probably most known of all the Paleo flours is almond flour. It is as tasty as conventional flour but has double the health benefits. It can be used in the same way you would use traditional flour to make pancakes. Simply place the almond flour into a food processor with the rest of the ingredients such as coconut milk, egg whites, and almond butter.
Another flour alternative is coconut flour. Just like almond flour, coconut flour is a great alternative for your own Paleo pancakes. Add some lemon zest or fresh blueberries and you have a pancake that is fit for the Paleo diet.
If you are a vegetarian practicing the Paleo diet, adding carrots to your pancake is never a bad idea. Adding carrots gives a twist on your breakfast meal. Who said you only eat plain veggies in Paleo? Just make sure you use one of the flours mentioned above, or any Paleo approved flour.
If you truly want a twist on your Paleo pancake recipe, then this might be an interesting one for you. Bacon and mushroom are both Paleo certified foods, so adding these to your pancake will not hurt your Paleo diet. Adding these two into your pancake makes an all-in-one meal. Just like the carrot cake pancake, make sure you use Paleo approved flour and ingredients, else your efforts will be useless.
If you want another great alternative for a Paleo pancake recipe, why not go flourless? You can use sweet potato to make delicious gluten-free pancakes, simply through mashing the sweet potato. You can then add your choice of fruit to this mixture but these gluten free pancakes taste just as great without such accompaniments. If you aren’t that keen on sweet potatoes why not make some pumpkin pancakes instead!!
Another common flourless pancake is the banana pancake. You can use plantains or any types of bananas. Some banana pancake recipes only have two ingredients: banana and egg. Simple to make? Yes. Delicious? Definitely!
Bananas have a natural sweetness to them, but if you are craving more sugar, then try adding chocolate chips into your flourless pancake. The Paleo diet allows chocolate as long as it is eaten in moderation and it has 70% (or higher) cocoa content. Banana and chocolate chip pancakes can hit the spot and delight your taste buds all at the same time.
So if you thought Paleo breakfasts were dull, think again. You can surely enjoy breakfast with some of these recipes for Paleo pancakes that are just the same, or even better than the ordinary pancake recipes you enjoyed previously.