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!