9.30.2011

Pancakes for Amy

pancakes for amy

It's hard to take a decent picture of hot pancakes when your children are hungry. The focus is off, but the recipe is right on. I've tweaked it a few times this past week, and the kids have declared it a keeper. If they had their way, we'd eat these pancakes every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And if I had more chickens keeping me supplied with eggs, I'd be OK with their choice of menu, because these pancakes are packed with protein and easy on carbs.

Thanks to my friend Amy, every meal we've eaten the past month has been packed with protein and easy on carbs. Inspired by her new blog, Meaty Bohemian, I've transformed our family's diet, and in the process, transformed my whole life. Sounds a bit dramatic, right? But it's true.
Just over a month ago, I found myself at a crossroads. I was down in the dump about my aging body, and I knew I needed to make a big change and fast. Amy came to my rescue without even knowing it!

I want to tell you more about it, but for now I'm just going to share a recipe, a recipe I hope Amy will love as much as I love the roasted broccoli recipe she shared earlier this week (I've made it twice in the last three days).

Apple Almond Pancakes
(Grain free, high protein, Paleo diet friendly, inspired by Mark's Daily Apple)

3 eggs, beaten
1 cup almond meal
1/4 cup no sugar added applesauce (optional, but really moistens pancakes)
1 apple, chopped
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Mix all ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Scoop about 1/4 cup batter on a hot, buttered griddle (keep pancakes small for better cohesion). Cook for a few minutes, until light brown on the bottom. Flip pancakes and cook for a few more minutes. Makes 8-10 silver dollar sized pancakes.

Serve with a little whipped cream, if desired. We like to make a small batch of whipped cream using 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream and 1 teaspoon maple syrup. This way a little sweetness goes a long way.

P.S. Come back for a little giveaway on Monday!



20 comments:

  1. these sound delish! i wish we could give these a go as is but i'll have to sub ww pastry flour for the almond meal due to a nut allergy. love the addition of applesauce though!

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  2. I am looking forward to trying these this weekend, and heading over to Amy's blog - I need a transformation in my kitchen, and most of all, my body.

    And the applesauce? Now there is something that I can make with my daughter without turning it into a charcoal briquette...and we went apple picking (minus the picking part) last weekend and have just what we need.

    Did you find the almond meal at the grocery store?

    Thank you for sharing - would love to transform together!

    xoxo michele

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  3. We are going to have these this weekend. I just made a big batch of applesauce from apples we picked. I have switched from a vegetarian diet to more of a Paleo one and have never felt better. I need to now get rid of beans(as I said kind of Paleo) to complete the switch. Good Luck!

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  4. These sound great! I'm going to pin them for later!!

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  5. tomorrow's breakfast, for sure! thanks. :)

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  6. Oh yes, making roasted brocolli this way is delicious! I eat those little crispy florets like they are french fries; popping them in my mouth one after another. This post is just what I needed...I have been taking a closer look at our sugar intake and wondering if it would make a difference. Hmmmm, I am so interested to hear more about the chnages you've seen from switching your familys diet.

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  7. Tomorrow's breakfast!! Thank you Molly. We've gone all paleo too....

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  8. eating more paleo-like has changed my life. i don't think you sounded dramatic ;)

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  9. I'm going to try these - after a slew of visitors, and all that tearoom visiting, I've added unwanted pounds that need to go fast! Now I need to work out what size a silver dollar might be.....

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  10. post-breakfast report... thumbs up from jeff, reb and our visiting friend. the boys were not so on board, loved the whipped cream, of course. used the ground hazelnuts we had on hand. maybe a bit chunky, but loved it! i won't always be able to make 2 kinds of pancakes in a morning, but these make it worth it.

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  11. molly, i don't know if you buy your almond flour/meal ready made or not....but i have found it to be cheaper and easier to just grind almonds in the coffee grinder so i can use our whole raw almonds for snacking or baking and i can use fresh just the amount we need. just thought i'd throw that out there for you and anyone else wondering where to find almond flour/meal. :)

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  12. looks delish! (link to amy's log is not right)

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  13. I'm always so impressed seeing pancakes like that come by on blogs - as breakfast! We only ate them a few times in our life, on holidays... I live in Belgium and mostly eat bread or cereals for breakfast. But after reading your recipe, I really want to try this next weekend! Thanks!!

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  15. our chickens just started laying...will have to make these awesome-looking pancakes tomorrow to celebrate!

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  16. ok! Well I just got TOTALLY sidetracked over at meaty bohemian. Thanks for that introduction.

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  17. Welcome to paleo :)

    Ditto on the thanks for the link to Meaty Bohemian.

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  18. Hi there! My daughter and I are on GAPS and are always looking for variety...I think we've found our new favorite pancake! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    ~Amber

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  19. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Just tried it this morning and my GF mostly Paleo family loved it. I really enjoy the mix of thoughtful living and Paleo recipes on your blog. I hope you continue it.

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  20. made these again this morning for lake and me. we only had 1 egg (chickens!!) so i used some egg replacer for the rest... worked out just fine, though they we're missing the protein. still, the pancakes were delicious and i'm so glad you shared the recipe (over a year ago, already!)

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