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Growing up, pancakes were one of my all-time favorite foods (especially if there were chocolate chips involved! 🍪). And I’ve always been a firm believer that pancakes can (& should) be enjoyed at any time of the day, and not just be reserved for breakfast! 😏
As a little girl, I could sure devour my fair share of flapjacks (okay, who am I kidding — I could devour my fair share of pretty much ANYTHING 😬…and I guess not much has changed in that regard 😆).
But anyways, the problem with most traditional pancakes is that they’re definitely NOT part of a healthy breakfast (or lunch or dinner for that matter).
In fact, they’re typically made with refined flour & sugar, and/or chemical-laden pancake mixes (Bisquick, anyone?! 👈 That one totally brings me back to my childhood!).
Then to top it all off (literally), don’t forget to smother your pancakes with store-bought sugary & uber-processed maple “syrup”. Talk about CARB CITY! 👎
But I’m here today to proclaim the good news to my fellow pancake-lovers: You DON’T have to give up your pancakes in order to have abundant health! You can have your (pan)cake & eat it too! 🤗
These pancakes are grain-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, low-carb, & bursting with healthy fats! They’re the perfect treat to make any ordinary day extra special! ☺
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Gluten-Free & Grain-Free Coconut Flour Pancakes
(Makes about 6-8 pancakes)
- 3 free-range organic eggs
- 3 Tbsp. organic virgin coconut oil, melted
- 3 Tbsp. full-fat coconut milk
- Choice of sweetener to taste (I used 3 Tbsp. xylitol + a few pinches of powdered stevia)
- ⅛ tsp. sea salt
- ⅛ tsp. vanilla extract
- Cinnamon to taste (optional)
- 3 Tbsp. coconut flour
- ½ tsp. baking powder
- 1 Tbsp. organic virgin coconut oil or grass-fed butter (for cooking the pancakes)
- In a medium-sized bowl, use a whisk or fork to mix eggs, melted coconut oil, coconut milk, xylitol/stevia (or sweetener of choice), sea salt, cinnamon, & vanilla extract.
- Add coconut flour & baking powder, and continue to whisk together until thoroughly mixed.
- Melt 1 Tbsp. of coconut oil or grass-fed butter in a skillet on medium heat.
- Spoon 2-3 tablespoons of pancake batter into skillet, making pancakes about 3-4 inches in diameter.
- Flip when pancakes start to form bubbles around the edges (~2-3 minutes).
- Cook the opposite side of the pancakes for ~1 minute or less.
- Serve with your favorite toppings, & enjoy!!
You can top your pancakes with fresh berries, or even make a berry “syrup” by melting frozen berries with a little water & stevia. 🍓
You could also spread some melted coconut butter and/or nut butter on top (one of my fave ways to devour a shortstack!). 🥥
If you’re more of a traditionalist & want your maple syrup, opt for an organic, local maple syrup if possible (it’s much less processed & has more nutrients). I don’t eat maple syrup very frequently, but I don’t have a problem with indulging in a little high-quality, nutrient-rich maple syrup every now & then! 🥞
I normally like butter on my pancakes too, but these pancakes didn’t even need butter because of all the coconut oil in the batter & in the pan. #ilovehealthyfats 🙌
One of my more recent cravings & new favorite ways to enjoy pancakes involves a sweet-&-savory combo: Top the pancakes with some organic grass-fed beef hot dogs (cut into small slices & heated in a skillet with coconut oil), & drizzle with a little organic maple syrup. Oh, & sometimes I scramble a couple eggs & put them on the same plate as the pancakes & hot dogs so I can eat it all together. SO YUMMY! 😋
The combo of pancakes + fried hot dog slices + scrambled eggs + maple syrup totally reminds me of a McGriddle!!! 😍
(Ya know, those uber-unhealthy but insanely delicious breakfast sandwiches from McDonald’s?? 😬 CONFESSION: I used to LOVE those things, & they used to be my go-to early-morning pre-volleyball-tournament breakfast, years before I ever knew anything about healthy eating…Needless to say, I’ve come a long way! 😅)
I hope you enjoy these grain-free pancakes (who DOESN’T dream about a delish stack of fluffy pancakes every now & then?!) 🙃 If you want even more inspiration to add to your pancake game, try these Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Honey Coconut Icing!
And if you wanna learn how to healthify ANY food or recipe (& still make them taste delicious!), make sure you get your hands on this free Healthified Foodie Cheatsheet! Healthy eating truly can be delicious, fabulous, & fun! Click below to download it. 💜
What are your favorite pancake toppings?! Leave me a comment below & let me know!
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