My first pancake(s) were a flop. Big falling apart flop, so I ate them in their little crumbly pieces. And didn't take a picture, except of the batter.
Second attempt, I made just one big one in the middle of the pan and let them cook all the way through before flipping. Much better. And doesn't it look like a normal pancake? Who'd know it was just pumpkin, almond butter, and an egg!
Man, they are delicious. Extremely simple, very filling, and I felt pretty good. I ate mine with Greek yogurt* and sliced bananas and a little drizzle of honey.
This morning, I made them for Lance and me for breakfast. His reaction was surprise: he exclaimed that they were pretty tasty. This morning, I mixed pumpkin and banana to make the batter and ate mine with Greek yogurt and honey. And sure enough, they did a pretty good job of keeping me decently full until lunch time. I'll try them again tomorrow, probably, for a post-run breakfast (also known as breakfast #2) after my 5:30am run. Give them a try--they are easy and delicious!
Grain-Free "Paleo" Pancakes
(adapted from The Paleo Project blog)
Makes enough for one serving, but they are easily doubled for two!
- 1 banana or big scoop of pureed pumpkin (to make two servings, I used both)
- 1 egg
- 1 big spoonful of almond butter (probably around 2 tbsp)
Mash/mix/puree all ingredients together. I used a fork and a vigorous stirring method, but if you feel like dirtying your blender/food processor, go for it.
Pour batter onto hot/greased skillet and cook until little bubbles form on the top and the edges are firm. Flip and cook on the other side. Put on a plate and gobble down with whatever topping suits your fancy: I'm fond of fruit, Greek yogurt, and honey myself.
*I think Paleo eaters avoid dairy, so if you're a Paleo person, find something else delicious to eat on it. Luckily, I'm not a Paleo eater because, damn, I love me some Greek yogurt.