Homemade Paleo Pancakes

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When it comes to making breakfast on the healthier side, I try to make things accessible for myself on the weekends, or even during the week when there's no time to prep anything. I love making muffins like my blueberry streusel muffins or my coffee cake version, which can all be adapted to be gluten free/dairy free, but one thing I love to prep on the weekend are pancakes, so these homemade paleo pancakes are literally perfect for this occasion.

Homemade Paleo Pancakes

There's truly nothing better than the smell of fresh pancakes cooking in the skillet on a Sunday morning. Making pancakes from scratch used to be something I dreaded, because I had no clue how to even get started. It's taken me at least six different trials to finally land on the ratio I am sharing with you today! These paleo pancakes are fluffy, light, delicious, and will be devoured in a snap.

What makes these paleo pancakes, paleo?

I used to dabble in paleo and healthier cooking back in 2014, when I was sick with bacteria overgrowth in my stomach. It took a lot of learning and research on what foods make me feel good, and to this day, I am still learning! These pancakes are considered paleo as they are 100% gluten and dairy free, with the exception of eggs (which are not in fact dairy). For this recipe, I used Otto's cassava flour, almond milk, and avocado oil for the extra little bit of fat (which helps make those crispy, buttery edges).

Wait, what's cassava flour?

Cassava flour is finely ground yuca root, common to Central and South America, It is completely grain free, and is a great substitution for any gluten free baking. While it does carry carbs, cassava flour has many benefits! It is known to assist with weight loss, gut health, is low in sugar. Perfect for those who are focusing on glucose markers.

Kitchen tools

This recipe for homemade pancakes really doesn't require anything out of the ordinary, which is great for anyone who's not looking to buy the latest gadgets.

  • Large frying pan: nonstick or a pan that wouldn't cause issues with the batter sticking works best.
  • Large mixing bowl: for mixing the batter.
  • Whisk: I find using a whisk to be better here than using a hand mixer as you have more control on the strength you're using the whisk
  • Spatula: to take the pancakes off of the pan.

Ingredients

I love the ingredients in this recipe, because they're easy to access! You don't need to use the exact brands I use in this recipe, so if you can find an almond milk and a cassava flour at your local store, go for it!

  • Cassava Flour: The ingredient that makes this recipe paleo! Be sure to measure exact, as cassava flour doesn't always translate to one cup of flour for an all purpose flour.
  • Baking Powder: Helps with the fluff factor.
  • Cinnamon: I like to add cinnamon because it gives another flavor profile.
  • Eggs: Our binding agent for the recipe.
  • Avocado Oil: This fat is what helps give those crisp edges
  • Almond Milk
  • Sugar: The sugar gives just a slight sweetness to the pancakes.

Directions

The ingredients for making pancakes from scratch are super easy!

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients.
  2. In a smaller bowl, add the dry ingredients and whisk to combine.
  3. Slowly pour in the dry to the wet and whisk until the ingredients are just incorporated.
  4. Heat a medium skillet with frying agent of choice (butter or ghee or coconut oil) and using a cookie scoop, scoop some of the batter to the pan, let sit 2-3m per side, it’s time to flip when you see bubbles form in the batter. Repeat to use all of the remaining batter.
  5. Serve with whipped cream, powdered sugar, syrup, or add in chocolate chips or berries.

Swaps and Tips

Can I use regular flour and milk? I don't need it to be paleo.

Yes! You can totally make this recipe a standard pancake recipe with milk and flour, but mind you the all-purpose flour will weigh differently than the cassava. One cup of all-purpose flour is approximately 128g.

What about any add-ins?

If you wanna throw in berries, chocolate, sprinkles, bananas, go for it!! Just know, the sprinkles and other mix-ins may not make the recipe fully "paleo"

Could I freeze or meal prep these pancakes?

You can easily make these on a Sunday and have them for the week, or double the batter and batch cook some for the freezer for a lazy weekend.

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Author:
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Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 3 tbsp avocado oil
  • 140g (1 cup) cassava flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients.
  2. In a smaller bowl, add the dry ingredients and whisk to combine.
  3. Slowly pour in the dry to the wet and whisk until the ingredients are just incorporated.
  4. Heat a medium skillet with frying agent of choice (butter or ghee or coconut oil) and using a cookie scoop, scoop some of the batter to the pan, let sit 2-3m per side, it’s time to flip when you see bubbles form in the batter. Repeat to use all of the remaining batter.
  5. Serve with whipped cream, powdered sugar, syrup, or add in chocolate chips or berries.

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