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Friday, January 8, 2010

Paleo Pancakes

What could possibly be better on a Saturday morning than pancakes? Not much in my opinion, except perhaps to have them served to me while I lay in bed all day watching The Godfather trilogy. Those movies give me such a laugh. I know that sounds odd, but really, being married into a very Sicilian family gives those movies a whole new meaning. So you'd better love my recipes or you may find a horse head in your bed.

This recipe for Paleo Pancakes is not my creation. Not by a long shot. I would have never put this combination together since I really despise eggs and I'm not a fan of bananas. Their creator is a genius. I begrudgingly made them one morning for my husband after he repeatedly badgered me. I figured I owed him. He's been a champion spending hours up in the middle of the night with our son who doesn't seem to need the sleep that the rest of us do.

Let me just say that these pancakes taste like banana bread with all the warmth of home and a giant hug mixed right in. They are comfort food at its finest. Paleo purists may say that they are a little on the "carby" side but I say go for it! Throw caution to the wind and make up a batch. You won't be disappointed.

Thanks to Mark's Daily Apple for this recipe. It comes from Jack Etherington, one of his readers. If you want the full scoop go check it out at:

What you'll need:

2 ripe bananas

1 egg

1 heaping tablespoon almond butter

What you do:

Mash the banana really well and beat in the egg. Add in the almond butter and stir, stir, stir. Get a pan going with a little butter. (We use Earth's Balance gluten/casein free) Spoon in the batter. Now, here's the trick. Use a MEDIUM flame and be patient. Wait until the batter is set (similar to cooking an omelet). They are not easy to turn over so don't make them big and don't crowd the pan. Ever so gently turn them over and cook through. Serve them with some butter or plain.

Truth be told I didn't even use a fork. There was no time for butter, or a few berries on top. I ate them straight out of the pan like an animal and loved every bite. I know you will too.


  1. Oh lord! I made these this AM because breakfast REALLY gets to me! I really need variety in the morning or I get VERY discouraged during the rest of my day and meal plannings...anyhow these are SOOO good! I am not a huge fan of Almond Butter but I REALLY loved it like this! Thanks! abby Federmann

  2. These are amazing!! I have such a hard time finding things to eat for breakfast. Eggs get soo boring!! This recipe is so good!! Thank you!! Can't wait to try some other stuff!! Yumm!! Thanks again! Laura