So we are doing this eating and exercise plan as a staff. The plan is very simple: no grain, no sugar (real or artificial except for stevia), exercise every day. I found a decent alternative for pancakes… coconut flour pancakes. Now these pancakes are not low calorie (and if you are on fit/fat40, you can’t put syrup or honey on them), but they are super high in fiber and they taste pretty good.
A lot of grocery stores are now carrying coconut flour, although it can be hard to find. I actually saw it at Food Lion the other day. And if you are not in the mood to go on a wild goose chase, you can always buy it from Amazon. The flour also makes a great non-bread breading on chicken.
I have tried 2 recipes. One that uses milk, and one that uses applesauce. I am going to give you the recipe with milk because I thought they were easier to flip and basically tasted the same. I got this recipe from a blog called, Nourishing Days. I did not change any of the ingredients (Except I used 1% milk, not raw milk or coconut milk. Raw milk is actually not legal in NC, and I didn’t have any coconut milk.)
- 4 eggs, room temperature
- 1 cup milk (raw cow’s or coconut both work)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon honey or a pinch of stevia
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- coconut oil or butter for frying
- blueberries or banana slices (do not add to batter)
Preheat griddle to medium to low heat. I have an electric skillet I like to use.
Mix everything together except the flour. Whisk until blended and bubbly.
Add flour until blended.
I like to put about 1/2 teaspoon of butter on each spot on the pan where I will put a pancake. Once melted, spoon about 1/3 c of batter onto the melted butter.
Add blueberries (or chocolate chips) or bananas onto the batter side of each pancake.
After about 2-3 minutes, flip the pancake. Cook for 2-3 more minutes and enjoy!
A few notes…
These pancakes are NOT easy to flip.
These pancakes are not very pretty, but they do taste good.
Pancakes are difficult to tell if they are done. I pretty much guess.
If you would like to try the recipe that uses applesauce instead of milk, it is here.