Flour-free pancakes?! Can it be? I was skeptical at first too but yes , it can be done.
I was chatting with my co-worker who is doing this Crossfit workout and following the Paleo diet. I immediately took interest as I personally know someone who got super fit from Crossfit (It’s a gym that provides high-intensity work out classes). I don’t think I’m going to jump on that wagon just yet but I was interested to hear about the diet. So far my understanding is that you eat just like the cave-men did. Makes complete sense: no processed foods, eat a ton of veggies, nuts and protein. I have always believed in this kind of diet but I never really made an effort to go all the way. The only thing that holds me back is the “no wheat or grains” part. No rice? no bread or tortillas? I really enjoy a chicken wrap or egg on toast once in a while so I don’t know… But my coworker did share a recipe for a wheat-free pancake that sounded promising.
It turns out that these pancakes are pretty good (VERY good actually) and super easy and quick to make. I think I will hold off on going full-on Paleo for now but this pancake is really good for someone who is cutting down on carbs.
Flour-Free Paleo Pancakes
Recipe serves 1, double it for two!
- 1 Ripe banana
- 1 Medium egg
- 1 Tablespoon of almond butter
- A little oil for cooking
- Mash the banana in a bowl with a fork
- Crack and mix in the egg
- Mix in the almond butter (make sure not to add too much, if you do the pancake gets a little too mushy)
- Pour the “batter” into a heated and oiled skillet and cook just like you would for any other pancake.
- Eat it plain or top it with unsweetened apple butter (SO delicious).
I did the research and a regular average pancake has 75 carbs. This pancake has 38 carbs, most of it from the banana! It breaks down as follows:
35 carbs: banana
.3 carbs: egg
3 carbs: Almond Butter
Do any of you have any opinions on the Paleo diet? It obviously requires a lot of time cooking and planning (which I definitely already do) and the way of eating makes complete sense. But like I mentioned before- I think wraps and sandwiches are delicious and the easiest lunches to make for work. Let me know if you have any success or failure stories with going Paleo. I’d love to hear!