Monday, April 21, 2014

Whole30: Midway - Grain Free Coconut Flour Pancakes with Fruit Compote

Halfway through the Whole30 and I was feeling fabulous, and I enjoy clean eating, but I realized I would much rather just make a lifestyle change. Eat paleo for the most part, rule out processed foods, and occasionally indulge in a sweet treat or glass of wine. 

BUT I thank this Whole30 journey for making me realize how CRAPPY processed foods, grains and sugar made me felt! I find myself looking at every label now to check out the ingredients. 

Easter dinner was the big test. My plate was filled with ham, pineapple, lima beans, salad, bypassed the white potatoes but I let myself have a small scoop of corn and a biscuit with jam. I even indulged in a small piece of pie and cake. BUT my stomach hated me later. (In my defense I did run a 11.6 mile Tough Mudder the day before)

Even though I have abandoned my Whole30, I learned a lot about food from reading the book, and I have made a lifestyle shift. 

ANYWAY, on to these PANCAKES! AHHHHHHHHH, a nice healthy shift from eggs EGGS and eggs!

Grain free coconut flour pancakes that are packed with protein for a healthy and filling breakfast. You cant taste the coconut! and please add the banana! 

Serves: 4
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup of homemade applesauce (store bought (no sugar added!) and fresh raw applesauce also work)
  • ½ cup coconut flour (plus a little more if you need it to thicken)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ cup butter or coconut oil melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 banana (optional BUT I recommend it!) 
  • favorite add-ins and toppings of choice (we like adding blueberries and topping with butter)
  • 2 T honey
  • Cinnamon to taste (optional)
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries and blueberries
  • 1T Honey
  1. Heat large skillet or pancake griddle
  2. Add the frozen fruit and honey to a saucepan on low to medium heat and let reduce
  3. Mix all ingredients except any add-ins with blender, whisk or immersion blender and let sit 5 minutes to thicken.
  4. Add berries, bananas, or other add-ins and mix by hand
  5. Grease griddle or skillet with coconut oil or butter
  6. Use a ¼ cup measure to spoon pancakes onto cooking surface
  7. Cook approximately 2-3 minutes per side until it bubbles and is easy to flip. These do take a little longer than "regular" pancakes, so don't rush them!
  8. Top with butter and fruit compote topping and enjoy!

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