Saturday, January 5, 2013

Paleo Pancake

First note:  I do not do Paleo.  However, I am not far from it.  The big thing for me is that they have many great recipies. Many who do gluten free, use many different kinds of flours and starches and use a lot of sugar.  I am trying to stick to mostly almond and coconut flour with a limited amount of starches and only honey or maple syrup as sweeteners (considering another- but the jury is still out on that one). 
The website I found this recipe on called it the best Paleo Pancake ever.  When I first mad
e it I say - "Yeah Right!"  This is good, but not the best.  As I tell my scholars "If you can't make a mistake - you can't make anything."  So I kept trying.  Funny thing this time - the recipe did not change at all - only how I did things changed.
Third times a charm!

First batch came out good, but a little grainy, very difficult to turn and fell apart - more like pancake crumbles. 

Second batch, I "sort of" sifted (with a spoon slowly adding to measuring cup) and they turned out better. They were not as grainy but still fell apart - but not as bad as the first batch.  

This morning, I used my sifter.  This batch turned out much better.  They were not grainy, and held together like pancakes.  I will be freezing the extra for ready made breakfasts next week.  I will update to let you know how they do with freezing.
Now I can say this is the best gluten free (Paleo also) recipe  I have tried yet! 

But I had a lot of learning to do. 
Lessons learned:
  • sift coconut flour - it makes a difference in texture
  • when it says beat eggs until frothy- beat eggs until frothy
  • turn down heat a little and cook a little longer
  • if it looks like it will not turn over - cook a little longer
  • the batter is very thick - but will melt with heat (from coconut milk) - see picture
This is what pancake batter looks like when "plopped" on griddle
 The Best Paleo Pancake Ever
Weight Watchers pp+ values (gotta love ww math)

1 pancake = 2 pp+
2 pancakes = 3 pp+
3 pancakes = 5 pp+
4 pancakes = 7 pp+


  • 6 eggs
  • 1 can coconut milk (I used light)
  • 2 Teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 Tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 2 Teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3/4 Cup coconut flour


  1. Beat the eggs until they're frothy.
  2. Mix the remaining ingredients together.
  3. I thought it was a little dry, so I added water.  Next time will probably use butter or coconut oil. 
  4. Cook on a griddle.   When you pour the batter, try to keep the cakes small. If they're difficult to flip, cook them a bit longer.
From:  Hivelogic

1 comment:

  1. My daughter did the 30 day program recently and posted every meal she made here
    She is working on a blog. She feels SO much better eating this way!