Friday, January 25, 2013

Paleo Banana Pancakes

I don't follow the Paleo Diet, but it's pretty popular amount derby skaters and other athletes right now. Paleo and vegetarian don't really go together, but I love the idea of clean eating and preparing even more of my meals from fruits, veggies and natural proteins.

When someone posted these flourless pancakes, I was immediately possessed to make and try them as soon as possible. If you don't like the taste of bananas, you probably won't like these. If you eat pancakes often and have a specific expectation of their flavor and texture, you will be disappointed. But if you're open-minded or at all used to diet-modified versions of foods, these are incredible. They're easy and delicious and filling, and I want to eat them every single day.

Mash a banana. I prefer organic bananas and eat about a million a month, but whatever bananas you have will do. The older the better, but I used pretty fresh bananas here and they worked great.

Crack and egg (preferably local/organic/free-range) and add a little cinnamon.

Mix it up. It kind of looks like pancake batter, doesn't it?

Dump the batter into a warmed, oiled pan.

Make sure it's pretty well set before you flip it. It kind of looks like a mix between a pancake and an omelet.

Once it's done on both sides and set all the way through, slide it onto a plate.

I've been topping mine with a little cashew butter, coconut flakes, and a drizzle of local honey.

These definitely taste like banana pancakes, not buttermilk pancakes. But they're natural, gluten-free, dairy-free, Paleo, vegetarian, and frickin' delicious.

Let me know how you like these if you try them! I bet a little vanilla in the batter would be delicious. Or some chopped nuts for a banana-nut combo. So many tasty options! Maybe sliced strawberries? I don't like strawberries and bananas together, but I know most of the rest of the world does.

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