Remember Wimpy from the Popeye cartoons? “I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today?” I think Bumblebee is the Wimpy of Pancakes. However, he’s very particular about them. I’ve never met a 6-year-old food snob, but only for certain foods. I still can’t get him to stop liking those breakfast strudel things. If you visit my blog regularly, you will see I DO NOT make certain foods “healthy.” Macaroni & Cheese. Fried Chicken. Cookies. Brownies. Not that I have anything against mac n’ cheese made from cauliflower (Vomit), but I just think items like that, just eat them the way they are intended, but in moderation of course 😉
So when I saw a recipe for flourless pancakes, I thought…nah…been down that road before…..making things that NEED flour WITHOUT flour….but me, being a sucka, I was intrigued….plus Bumblebee was starting to look hungry. These were sooooooo good…..Going Paleo for a week about a month ago, I had King Authur Almond Flour on hand. I love this brand for its texture. It’s ground very finely, almost to an all-purpose flour consistency. I won’t spin you, the texture of the pancake is not as smooth as flour, but the nuttiness from the almond flour, combined with pure vanilla and fresh blueberry sauce, you’ll rethink the way you make breakfast.
Blueberry Almond Paleo Pancakes
1 3/4 c. King Authur Almond Flour
1 tsp. Baking Powder
2 tbs. Tapioca Flour/Starch
1/4 tsp. Salt
2 Eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
3/4 c. Almond Milk
1. In a mixing bowl, combine beaten egg, add the almond milk then the vanilla extract, mix.
2. Add almond flour, salt and baking powder. Mix until smooth.
3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and lightly coat the pan with non-stick cooking spray.
4. Measure out 1/4 c. of batter and pour into the skillet.
5. Cook until the sides of the pancakes firm up and bubbles begin to form about 2-3 minutes.
6. Flip the pancakes gently. Cook about 1 minute more. Repeat with remaining batter.
1 1/2 c. fresh blueberries
1 tsp. Lemon Juice
1 tsp. Stevia
1. Place blueberries, lemon juice, and stevia in a saucepan.
2. Cook on medium heat until reduced into a thick sauce-like puree, about 10-12 min. Using a masher, mash berries so they break down even more.
3. Once reduced, strain into a bowl using a mesh strainer to remove unwanted bits and seeds. Drizzle over pancakes. Devour.