Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Pancake Labor

Monday, Labor Day, I'd been looking forward to this day for a few weeks....
On our agenda was to run the "Old Fashion Days" annual 5K. This year I got some of my dear Friends to join me, and we were there running in honor of Craig Porter; the late Brother of Kyle's dear friend Melissa Meek. I finished the 93% humid, hilly run in 31:08. We cheered in the rest of our friends and were off to breakfast. I was super excited as I had publicly proclaimed this as my super cheat meal before starting the Whole Life Challenge in just a couple weeks....which just set myself up for a huge disappointment. Someone forgot to make real homemade pancakes this year. Seriously, who decided to serve up the frozen microwave pancakes. Ugh!!
Moment of growth: any other given day I would have just eaten them b/c they were there. On this day I took a bite, realized they weren't what I wanted, so I stopped and didn't eat another bite of them.
Moving on: I still want my pancakes darn it!! So I made the executive decision we it was a BFD night. Breakfast for Dinner that is.

So here's what I made, served up with mixed fruits, Bacon, sausage, real butter and organic maple syrup!!

Paleo Pancakes

8 eggs
1 can full fat coconut milk
1 c. Coconut flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp ginger (I left out)
Honey to taste

Beat eggs, add all the wet Ingredients. In a separate bowl combine all the dry ingredients. Dump the dry into the mixing bowl (hope you are lucky enough to have a kitchenaid mixer). Heat a griddle spread a little coconut oil on it. Spoon two heaping spoonfuls into pan and spread a little thin. Cook a couple minutes and flip.

Optional ingredients are: pumpkin (Mmmmm) or banana instead of the honey.
Adapted from Fast Paleo.

These were very filling and tasty, I think I kicked my hankering for pancakes ;)


  1. Those look DELICIOUS! And props to you for making them paleo! You could have easily gone home with the cheat meal still in your head an made normal pancakes. But these sound so much better! ESPECIALLY with pumpkin!!!

  2. Ditto to Jenna's comment !! Way to go, you!! And oh yes yes to pumpkin...tis the season. I, for one, can't wait to try these!!