Warm, fluffy, buttery pancakes.
The kind that I used to have when I was a kid, made of love, bisquick, and ricotta cheese. That’s right, great-Grandma’s secret recipe? Used ricotta cheese. The initial childhood freakout was forgotten after I tasted them. Oh, there’s cheese in there? Awesome, can’t even tell.
I wanted those pancakes. Loaded with chocolate chips and no blueberries. Who needs blueberries when you have chocolate? Classic morning logic. Go with the good stuff.
This is the part where you say, “How can you possibly have pancakes? Don’t you need flour and butter and sugar?”
And that’s the part where I say, HA. Joke’s on you.
No grains. No sugar. Lots of protein. Super buttery …. no butter (although I could see some Kerrygold atop these — completely Katelyn-approved). And definitely no ricotta cheese.
Sorry, Grandma. These are for grown ups.
These are for those days when you wake up wanting to eat a whole cake for breakfast but use your better judgement. Realize that you can have your pancakes and have them loaded with chocolate, too.
Sometimes a girl’s just gotta go with it.
Grain-Free Paleo Pancakes
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5-7 minutes
Keywords: fry saute breakfast dessert gluten-free high protein kosher low-carb nut-free paleo soy-free sugar-free vegetarian
Ingredients (1 serving)
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp. stevia powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- pinch sea salt
- cinnamon (if desired. I desired)
- 2 eggs + 1/3 cup egg whites, OR 3 eggs
- unsweetened almond or coconut milk, a few splashes to 1/4 cup, until combination reaches a batter-like consistency
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips (or other mix-in)
- Heat a pan on medium with 1-2 tablespoons of extra-virgin coconut oil (or butter/ghee).
- Whisk your eggs (and whites) in a mixing bowl.
- Add your dry ingredients. Combine well and add milk as needed.
- Fold in your mix-ins, then add your batter to the pan 1/4 cup at a time.
- Cook until bubbles form well on the top (about 2-3 minutes) and then flip when sturdy.
- Fry for another 1-2 minutes and then plate. Add more coconut oil between batches as need be.
- Yield 5-7 small pancakes. Top as desired.
Warm, buttery, delicious. And totally filling.
What’s your favorite breakfast food?
Talk to me about your favorite pancake toppings. The options are endless.