I have been wanting to post this for quite some time now. Lately I have been slacking on my posts due to a vacation mode I can’t seem to snap out of and I am trying to get back on track. It’s been a fantastic Summer which was extended due to our recent family vacation to Kauai! We all had an amazing time and it was great to be with our loved ones. As some of you may know I have been on the GAPS diet for some time now. Unfortunately at some point in our vacation all my willpower to continue eating GAPS came crashing down as my brother in law threw his famous mouth watering buttermilk pancakes onto the griddle! Not to mention some junk food items my hubby was snacking on in the car. I never eat this stuff!!! Upon arriving home with a grieving and crying stomach I knew I had to get back on track. Back to the old drawing board I went. Actually these GAPS and Paleo friendly pancakes are so delicious that I forgot all about Phil’s yummy pancakes while I devoured them. I added some vanilla bean powder to the pancakes as well as into the raw creme fraiche I saturated them in. This filling breakfast is sure to hold you up through the morning. I only use some banana for sweetness but for an extra treat drizzle a small amount of honey over them. There is even enough to share with one of your skeptical family members…
Almond Butter Pancakes
- 2 Rounded Tbs Almond Butter
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Tbs Flax Seed Meal
- 1 Small Banana (save some to go on top of the pancakes)
- 1/8 tsp Vanilla Bean Powder (into pancakes)
- 1/8 tsp Vanilla Bean Powder (into creme fraiche)
- 1 Tbs Coconut Oil or Butter
- 2 Tbs Creme Fraiche
- Preheat your griddle or pan on medium heat.
- Start by mashing up 3/4 of the banana while setting 1/4 aside to cut into slices to go along with your pancakes.
- Add almond butter and flax seed meal to the banana and continue to mash together.
- Add the eggs one at a time while whisking quickly with a fork.
- Add 1/8 tsp vanilla powder, and blend the mixture well.
- It\\\'s okay if the consistency seems a bit thin. It will rise up in the pan.
- Add some coconut oil or butter to your pan along with 2tbs of the mixture.
- These tend to cook quickly. When bubbles start to be visible flip pancake over and cook the other side.
- Add more oil and butter as necessary.
- Once the pancakes are done, add 1/8 tsp of the vanilla powder into the creme fraiche. Smother it over the pancakes.
- This recipe makes about 6-7 small pancakes.
- Enjoy :-)
Note: For a variation try squeezing some lemon juice over them. You could also try using cinnamon and unsweetened apple sauce instead of the banana!
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