Monday, August 24, 2009

Sunday Morning Breakfast - A Crumbly Mess

All weekend I was a cooking fanatic! (thanks to seeing the movie Julie & Julia no doubt) I made grilled salmon with olive oil and fresh sage.....sauteed bell peppers, onions, squash, and zucchini....homemade salsa.....I even made my own salad dressing. Sunday morning I woke up, still buzzing with the urge to cook, so I made fresh chicken salad with crushed almonds. For breakfast I decided to make Paleo Pancakes.

I read Jess's blog last week and saw that she had made these paleo pancakes and said they turned out pretty good. I had never tried to make anything other than traditional pancakes so this one was new to me....although it tasted pretty good I couldn't get it to look like an actual pancake. Instead it looked like a crumbly mess


I topped it with cinnamon and just assumed that these "good for me pancakes" would taste pretty good but never look appetizing. Of course, I didn't think it was my doing - had to be the ingredients I was using!! Then, low and behold - a pretty normal looking pancake!

Turns out, the crumbly mess was way more fun to dip in real maple syrup and scoop up with some crushed fresh blueberries and raspberries. ;)

Quick Paleo Pancakes - Per Jess's Blog and the Nutrition Menu
Time: 10 minutes

• 2 eggs
• 1/2 C unsweetened applesauce
• 1/2 C nut butter (not peanut butter! - almond/macadamia nut butter works well)
• 1/4 tsp cinnamon
• 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
• coconut oil

Mix all of the ingredients except the coconut oil in a bowl. Stir well, until you have a uniform batter. Next, use a bit of coconut oil to grease a non stick skillet. Spread some of the batter into the skillet to form a pancake, then cook over low/medium heat. Flip after 1 to 2 minutes, being careful not to burn them!

Once you've cooked all of your pancakes, you can serve them with a variety of toppings. A few that I like: chopped apples and cinnamon; heated blueberries; real maple syrup; and unsweetened applesauce.

Zone info: 3 servings at 1/2 carb block, ~1/2 protein block, 15 fat blocks

1 comment:

Jessica Sharratt said...

Haha! I promise mine were beautiful the 1st time but I made them Sunday for Ryan and they looked like a crumbly mess too =( I think it's the type of Almond butter I used ;-) Still tasty though hu?!