I really am loving the Paleo Lifestyle. While I’m still not convinced it will make a difference to my health conditions, it really is making me feel good in every other way. I feel…cleaner…less bloated, and the weight is falling off, despite never feeling hungry at any time other than mealtimes.
HOWEVER. It’s not all rosy. Living this way does mean shopping much more regularly, as pretty much everything is cooked fresh and the basic pantry is somewhat limited. So, while the old me would have happily settled for beans on toast at lunchtime – the new me isn’t allowed. So when no shopping has been done for a few days, it’s time to get creative.
Today, my fridge contained lots of salad ingredients, a couple of eggs, and not much else. Seeing as I’d had lettuce wraps for lunch yesterday, I wasn’t really in the mood for exactly the same today. So I had a rummage around the internet (there are hundreds of Paleo recipes around) and adapted a recipe for American Style Pancakes, using some honey and almond flour I had in the cupboards…and they were delicious!
From idea to table in 10 minutes. My kind of lunch.
Here’s how it was done;
For the pancakes
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon water
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 50g Almond flour
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- Coconut oil (for cooking)
For the homemade jam
- Handful of blackberries
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 tablespoon water
For the pancakes
- In a large bowl whisk together egg, water and honey
- Add almond flour, baking soda and salt and mix thoroughly
- Heat coconut oil in frying pan over medium heat
- Scoop 1 heaped tablespoon of batter at a time into the pan and press down gently. (I did 3 at a time)
- After a couple of minute, pancakes will start to bubble gently at the sides. When you see this? FLIP!!
- Cook for another minute until lightly brown on both sides
For the jam (do this step while the pancakes are cooking)
- Add berries, honey and water to a pan
- Heat rapidly until all ingredients boil
- Stir with a wooden spoon until berries break down and mixture begins to thicken.
The pancakes are a slightly different texture to those I’m used to as the organic Almond flour I use is quite chunky, but other than that? Seriously wouldn’t know the difference. They were delicious, and a perfect brunch.
Will definitely be making these again!
(Pictures taken with the Canon SX50 HS)