I must admit I am rather proud of it as I pulled it together experimenting on my family (as you do). I have made these pancakes many times over the past year and since I have hand written it out for lots of patients I thought it was time to share properly.
They are gluten free, grain free, dairy free and sugar free. They provide you with protein from the eggs and nuts, fats from the nuts and coconut and carbs from the nuts, tapioca flour, banana and coconut. There is some fructose from the bananas to sweeten the mix. If you want them sweeter just add another banana.
It is easy to make in that you put all the ingredients into the blender or food processor, whiz it up, then just pour the mixture into a suitably hot pan. I use organic butter, but you could use ghee or coconut oil. It also makes very good pikelets which will keep a day in the fridge. I have always found the mix to hold together well and turn easily in the pan. We use a solid stainless steel pan, as we found that even good quality non stick only lasts a short time before it is stratched and not safe to use.
This recipe makes enough for four good sized breakfast pancakes. You can also make the mixture and store it in a sealed container in the fridge for a couple of days of good eating!
2 ripe- ish bananas
6 eggs (ideally organic and free range)
1 cup of ground almonds or other nut meal
1/2 cup of tapioca flour
1/2 cup of dessicated coconut
1tsp baking powder
1tsp ground cinnamon
Optional 1/2 cup of cacao (or cocoa) to make chocolate pancakes. Very good with berries
Blend it till smooth
Heat the pan dry, when it is hot, add butter/ghee/coconut oil. Pour an amount (about quarter of the batter) into the hot fizzing buttered pan and tilt the pan to make a good shaped pancake. When bubbles start to form on the surface, then pop, easily turn the pancake, it will only need a short time on the other side. Slide onto plate.
Serve with your choice of toppings. We use stewed organic apple and berries with some clearwater yoghurt. Enjoy!
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