Monday, February 11, 2013

{Paleo} Pumpkin Pancakes

And they actually taste good


Happy Monday everyone!

Today, I have a recipe to share that I'm really excited about. Although I have come to realize that I definitely feel my best when I eat Paleo (and I'll admit, the past few weeks I've been eating fairly un-healthy and really feeling the negative effects) I am not a huge fan of trying to Paleo-ify baked goods. To me the point of Paleo is to eat real food--meat, vegetables, fruit, and healthy fats. Eating things that are simple and natural...and cutting out excess sugar. I'm not a huge fan of trying to make sweets or other baked goods that are "technically" Paleo but taste like garbage. (If I'm going to indulge, I'd rather just have a normal cookie!) So when I come across a Paleo recipe for something like pancakes that actually tastes like pancakes (and not some weird almond flour banana disaster) I'm thrilled! 


This recipe for pumpkin pancakes is light, fluffy, and tastes just like a traditional pancake. They're such cozy winter breakfast as the pumpkin and the spices are deliciously comforting. They're perfect topped with maple syrup or some honey. I'm so happy I discovered the recipe, and they're definitely going to become a staple at our house! 
 

{Paleo} Pumpkin Pancakes
Recipe Source: Carrots'N'Cake

Ingredients:
 
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup almond flour/meal
4 eggs
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
 
Directions:
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and blend well.
  2. Heat skillet to medium-low heat and coat with cooking spray.
  3. Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to portion the batter onto the skillet.
  4. Cook each side of the pancake for about 2-3 minutes and flip.
  5. Serve warm with your favorite toppings.
Makes 8 pancakes
(Depending on how large you make them, I only ended up with about 5-6)


Although these pancakes would be perfect for the weekend (which always seems so far away on Monday morning!) they're very quick to make so they could easily be whipped up for a filling breakfast during the week as well. Even if you don't eat Paleo, they're definitely worth trying out as the added protein from the extra eggs will definitely help keep you full much longer than a traditional pancake! 



As for my weekend, it was very relaxing and uneventful. Friday night, we got together with some friends for dinner. Saturday, Cam and I went out for breakfast to one of our favorite local places and spent the afternoon relaxing. We went out for Thai food for dinner and saw a movie. (We saw Side Effects--I hated it, which is disappointing because I had really high hopes for it! I just thought the movie really dragged on and by the time they threw in some plot twists at the end, I was over it--I'd definitely pass on this one!) Sunday, we did some skiing, went grocery shopping, and spent the night relaxing and watching the Grammys, Downton Abbey (how is next week already the finale?!), and Father of the Bride 2 (one of my favorite movies--it was on TBS and Cam said he had never seen it--so obviously we had to watch the whole thing!) All in all, a good weekend! 

Hope your weekend was lovely as well! Have a fantastic Monday! Xoxo

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