Yes, you can eat pancakes and still be healthy!
They just have to be free of sugar and high in protein. These pancakes are a great example of a paleo recipe, as they really highlight the versatility of coconuts. This recipe is a great one for the weekend, when you want to relax and unwind and feel like having a bit of a treat.
Combine the eggs, coconut milk and coconut oil and mix well. Gradually add the dry ingredients, making sure everything is well combined. If the mixture is looking too thick, add a little water to loosen.
Heat a little coconut oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook the pancakes until golden on each side, turning once. This mixture makes about 12 pancakes. The key with pancakes is waiting for bubbles to appear on the top before flipping them over.
To make the coulis, mix the blueberries, rice malt syrup (if using), butter, cinnamon and vanilla together in a saucepan and bring to the boil, slightly mashing the blueberries, and cooking until it reaches a consistency you like. Allow to cool slightly before pouring over your pancakes. Top your breakfast with cocoa nibs for crunch, texture and that superfood hit!
Toasted nuts and seeds add great texture to this dish. Toast some activated almonds (see recipe on page 115) or pepitas and sprinkle on top to create a beautiful, nutrient-dense topping.
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