Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Apple Cinnamon Paleo Pancakes

 This morning, the alarm went off and I crawled out of bed to the computer and was THRILLED to see that we had a SNOW DAY!!! Usually, I don't have time to make a nice breakfast, but snow days call for something special, so I made Paleo Pancakes!  I looked at a bunch of different recipes online for paleo pancakes and ended up just mushing them all together and making a new version.  Here's my version of :

Paleo Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

* 1 cup almond flour
* 1cup coconut flour
* 3 eggs
* 1/2 apple, finely chopped
* 1/2 tbs cinnamon
* 1/2 tso baking soda
* 1/2 cup water
* 1 cup coconut milk
* 1 tsp vanilla extract


First, in a small bowl, I cracked the eggs and added in the water and the vanilla extract.  I mixed it all up and also added in the cinnamon.  At this point, it started smelling like the egg mixture for french toast, which is something I missed since going paleo.  This started to have the same smells, making me really happy :)

To the egg mixture, I added in the baking soda, chopped apple, almond flour, and coconut flour. 

The batter was SUPER dry, so I decided to add in some coconut milk. I kept adding in the coconut milk until the batter was a bit thinner.

Whenever I make pancakes, I like to use my electric griddle.  I find that it cooks the foods more evenly than a pan on the stove.  Anyway, I heated up the griddle and threw on some coconut oil.  Then, by the tablespoon, I plopped down some batter and let it sizzle. 

I cooked it on low heat so the outside wouldn't burn while waiting for the inside to cook.  After a few minutes, the pancakes were ready to be flipped.  I let them cook for a few more minutes and piled all the pancakes onto a plate to cool.

This batch made a ton of pancakes, so I let some cool and stuck them in the fridge for tomorrow.  I may try to freeze some for another day.  But for today.... I definitely had my fill!

I topped a few with some grass fed butter and a bit of maple syrup.  Curt's Aunt Kathy and Uncle Charlie make their own maple syrup so that's what I topped the pancakes with.  They were DELICIOUS!!!

I loved these pancakes!  They had a nice flavor and texture.  They were simple too, after I figured out how to get the batter to the right consistency.  Of course, it's not the type of breakfast to eat all the time, but sometimes a little bit of indulgence is needed!


  1. Looks good! I usually make coconut pancake by itself.

    Do you think this recipe would come out ok if I sub almond flour with cashew flour?

  2. Hmmm... I've never used cashew flour before. I'd assume the consistency is pretty similar though. I guess there's only 1 way to find out!!! let me know how it goes :)

  3. Sorry but this recipe was horrible:( and sadly a waste of money.