Sunday, December 14, 2014

Paleo Banana Pancakes (and roasted turnips!)

You all know I'm not a huge fan of paleo-ifying grain-based treats, but you also know that I think it's fine to do that ONCE IN A WHILE! If you've been reading me for a while, you know that on my birthday and once during the holidays Chris will make me the most amazing Paleo pumpkin pie and also that a few times a year, we also might make Paleo muffins or bars for hiking. But I can count on my hands the numbers of times we've done this. So keep that in mind with my following post - paleo-fied SAD treats are fine as treats, and are not a usual part of my life :)

Remember that Paleo versions of standard baked goods are often very high in calories!

But I wanted to experiment this morning (Chris and Koda are on a hike I didn't want to go on), so --

I've been seeing recipes floating around the Internet for two or three ingredient pancakes. The simple ingredient pancakes are often oats, eggs, and bananas. The Paleo version of this is just eggs and bananas. I didn't want to just eat eggs and bananas, as I thought it might result in a strange texture or taste. I tried coconut flour in place of oats in the three ingredient pancake!


1 ripe banana 
2 eggs
1 heaping tablespoon of coconut flour
1 pinch of baking powder

I blended this all up:

And cooked them on a skillet coated with coconut oil and heated to low-medium:

They do burn easily, so you have to be aware! Before we were Paleo, I have perfected my pancake making, so the signs were easy to read of when to flip them (small bubbles forming on the top).

They came out well (and a huge portion!):

I wanted to show you the texture on the inside, but I forgot until I had eaten almost the whole plate! The texture was really nice, fluffy and not to dense.

I liked the taste, too - definitely banana pancakes! I think this is a treat I can make for me and Chris on holiday mornings with some real maple syrup and bacon and we will feel indulgent, haha. It's nice that the meal is just basically 2 eggs and a banana, which is actually a pretty normal breakfast for us.

Keeping this one in the repertoire, but I prefer easier/more straightforward breakfasts day-to-day (my cottage cheese or a scrambled egg with spinach, etc).

Yesterday was an amazing day, I hiked with the boys, and it was reallllllly lovely out.

We roasted turnips and just ate them as a snack! Tossed wedges in oil, salt, pepper and ginger and roasted at 400° until tender:

And Chris made pulled pork in the crockpot which made for a really lovely dinner with mashed potatoes.

I love cozy days at home with Chris where we spend a lot of time outside with the dog, run errands, hang out together, cook together, and end the day feeling rested and rejuvenated <3



  1. Still 'not going there' for myself, but sounds great! We are putting an on-sale pot roast (beef) in the crock today; can't wait for the smell to start wafting through the house! Keep warm! :)

  2. Hmmm. Roasted turnips. I made sweet potato chips for my kid yesterday. She loves bed them. Enjoy your seasonal veggies

  3. Actually the banana and egg pancakes are OK too although I only tried them once. I have no problem with making the odd paleo type treat and don't find they are addictive like standard wheat food. Your days at home with Chris and the dog sound great :)

  4. They look good Jeanette. This may be a stupid question but I've never had turnips. What would you say they taste like?

    1. They are a slightly bitter root vegetable - but when cooked thoroughly can get a bit sweet (but never totally lose that earthy/bitter flavor... Which I quite like!)

  5. You can't beat ........ ' scrambled egg with spinach,'

    Love your hike photo - fantastic.

    Have a good week

    All the best Jan