Pancakes are my comfort food. I don’t miss a whole lot of things on this paleo primal diet, but my husband makes pancakes about three or four times a week and I cry a little inside each time. I tried those paleo banana egg pancakes that are all over the webz, but they were a disgusting banana omelet mess. Serious gross, folks.
So last night I set out to create something yummy. I adore foods flavored with banana (although strangely, I’m not a huge fan of plain bananas) – and a good ripe banana gives a wonderful natural sweetness. So I used this as my base and went from there. These Hazelnut Banana Paleo Pancakes are moist and dense and nutty and wonderful. They’re not trying to mimic a fluffy IHOP flapjack, they stand alone and are delicious in their own right.
Hazelnut Banana Paleo Pancakes, Ingredients:
- 2 ripe bananas
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon real vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder (optional)
- 2/3 cup hazelnut flour
- pinch of salt
Hazelnut Banana Paleo Pancakes, Directions:
- Put bananas, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla, salt, and coconut oil into a bowl and emulsify with a stick blender until it’s liquified (alternately you could throw it all in an upright blender).
- Add flour and baking powder, blend until fully incorporated.
- Cook on a low/medium heat non-stick skillet or griddle.
- Top with butter and drizzle with real maple syrup.
*yields about ten small pancakes*
Looking for more paleo breakfast food? Why not try these Sausage Stuffed Breakfast Peppers!
Or this Pumpkin Apple (Un)Oatmeal!