So, I've been experimenting with new recipes and fruits and veggies, it's been an eye-opener! I'd seen so many recipes for Paleo pancakes including coconut and almond flour, but in the whole foods by me the smallest bag of flour is £4.00!
Now, whilst it may make some delicious pancakes, I for one just can't afford that, nor do I actually like coconut. I love the lifestyle of paleo but I hate the price tag.
Gather the ingredients for your Sweet Squash Pancakes:
1/2 cup of Butternut Squash (around 1/4th of a squash)
1 TBS of almond/hazel/walnuts
Cinamon/spices of your choice (optional)
To start, remove the seeds, rinse off the pulp and dry over night. Crush with the nut of your choice in a blender until a fine powder comes from them.
Step 1: To Start!
To start, remove the seeds, rinse off the pulp and dry over night.
Crush with the nut of your choice in a blender until a fine powder comes from them.
Add in your butternut squash and banana and honey to the blender, pulse until smooth.
Step 2: Add Egg Last
now, you're adding your egg last, as you don't want beat them too much as they're toughen and your pancakes will be rubbery!
So, add the eggs to the smooth batter and mix by hand,until a thick batter has formed.
Step 3: To Cook!
(Not the best picture) Sorry!
Heat your pan to medium-low and put a few tablespoons of batter into the frying pan.
Spread out thinly with a plastic utensil until the pancake has firmed up.
They take around 1 minute on each side as they're thicker then floured pancakes.
It should look cooked, (matte in colour) flip over!
This quantity of batter should make Five-Seven pancakes.
Step 4: Enjoy!
Top with fruit; Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Bananas and accompany with a natural cream, how about a thick homemade greek yoghurt?
Sweeten them up; with brown sugar or honey, spices or flavourings and natural fruit compotes and enjoy the beautifully naturally sweet pancakes.
I put some 'mock' coco powder into the mix so mine were dark and gorgeous and I topped them with blueberries!
1/2 cup of Butter Squash | Serves 2 | Low Fat ~ Low GI ~ Low Sugar ~ Paleo
2 Eggs | 1 Banana | Per 3 pancakes: 190 calories
1 TBS of almond/hazel/walnuts | Cinamon/spices of your choice (optional)
Great with Yoghurt ~ Fruit ~ Honey ~ or savoury with sausage bacon and mushrooms!
Paleo doesn't have to be about savoury food, however, if you're living on the lifestyle of the Paleo diet it seems pointless to eat sweet foods as it fuels your bodies need for 'unnatural foods'.
I have had pancakes twice this week as I had to experiment with this recipe but for me being on a new plan is about finding the balance of food that works for me, experiment with new flavours and breakfasts! Remember not all of my yummy recipes make it to the blog so always check out my Instagram for new updates!