A lot of people think breakfast on the paleo diet starts and ends with eggs—that eating like a caveman means you have to eat the same veggie omelette or scramble over and over again.
There's certainly nothing wrong with eating eggs for breakfast, but it's nice to change it up sometimes. And if you can make a breakfast classic that still fits your diet, all the better.
That's a good way to describe these paleo pancakes. They're made with fruit, all-natural healthy fat sources, and a few spices that all offer health benefits.
The best part is, they're so easy to make. The only prep you'll need to do is let a banana or two sit out for a couple extra days, and you're ready to go.
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This recipe is:
- Full of healthy fats
- Packed with protein
Featured ingredients in this recipe include:
- FBOMB Coconut Oil
- Almond butter
- Coconut milk
- Almond milk
Three Health Benefits of Paleo Pancakes:
- Good source of protein: Traditional pancakes, because they're made with flour or pancake mix, have virtually no protein. Most recipes have about 5x more carbs in them than protein [*]. Conversely, because these paleo pancakes are made with eggs, almond butter, and almond milk, one serving has more than 10 grams of protein. This is beneficial if you're trying to lose weight. Protein has been shown to keep you full longer after meals, and multiple studies show protein is an effective tool for weight management [*][*].
- Full of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs): Coconut products are one of the best sources of naturally-occuring MCTs [*]. Medium-chain triglycerides have been shown to help with weight loss, provide immediate energy for the brain, and help you achieve and maintain ketosis [*][*][*]. This recipe calls for two types of coconut (FBOMB Coconut Oil and coconut milk), so you're getting a good dose of MCTs in each pancake. Since they give your brain a little cognitive boost, MCTs are a great ingredient to add to your breakfast before you take on the day.
- Can reduce inflammation: This recipe calls for cinnamon and vanilla, two flavorful spices that are packed with health benefits. Chief among them is their ability to reduce inflammation in the body, which has been linked to conditions like cancer and heart disease [*][*][*]. So you’re not only getting flavor from these ingredients, you're also giving your body the nutrients it needs to feel and perform at its best.
These paleo pancakes are sure to become a favorite no matter what type of diet you’re on!
- Yield: 4 pancakes
- Serving size: 1 pancake
- Prep time: 10 minutes
- Cook time: 10 minutes
- 1 medium banana, very ripe and mashed
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 cup unsweetened plain almond milk
- 1 packet (2 tablespoons) FBOMB Coconut Oil
- 4 tablespoons grass-fed butter (optional)
- 100% pure maple syrup (optional)
- Put the first six ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth. Scrape the contents into a bowl.
- Whisk together with the coconut flour and almond mix until pancake batter consistency is achieved. Note: The batter can be thinned or thickened with a little more almond milk or coconut flour to reach the right consistency.
- Heat one tablespoon FBOMB Coconut Oil in a skillet at medium heat and ladle 2-3 half-cup (4-ounce) servings of batter into the pan. Let the pancakes cook for 1-2 minutes. Check the underside with a spatula and flip when it starts to get golden brown. Cook on the other side until cooked all the way through. Repeat until you are out of batter.
- Serve the pancakes with grass-fed butter and maple syrup if desired.
Nutrition Facts Per Pancake:
- Fat: 37g
- Protein: 10g
- Carbohydrates: 15g
- Fiber: 5g
- Net Carbohydrates: 10g
- Fat: 77%
- Protein: 9%
- Carbohydrates: 14%