What says weekend breakfast more than pancakes?!! You know, kids wake up, roll happily out of bed and come down the stairs to the smell of fresh cooked pancakes. A cheery smile splatters their face,”Oh geez! Thanks mom, you sure are great!!” Yup! That’s how our morning goes! NOT.
More often then not it’s more liiiiikee kids wake up and start whining… get them dressed as quickly as possible before they get any other ideas… convince them it’s time for breakfast… hype how awesome the pancakes are… wrestle them to sit in the chair… more whining that the pancakes aren’t cut… cut the pancakes… more whining about how the pancakes are cut and not whole… give another whole pancake so now he has both options… syrup please, pour some syrup, no I don’t want syrup… reverse psychology that I don’t want them to eat breakfast… pretend only dinosaurs can eat pancakes… pretend he’s not allowed to eat the pancakes… glimmer of hope when he grabs a blueberry… you know you have him hooked… don’t watch him eat… don’t make eye contact… pretend you have something to do in the kitchen and continue to hide there while he eats his pancakes. Boom. Parenting. LOL!!
It’s a delicate dance for sure but that’s toddlers for you! I’m hoping one day we’ll get to scenario numero uno but for now it’s a battle of wills.
Sooo I’m kind of a pancake/waffle kind of girl. There was a time in the not so distant past that I ate pancakes for breakfast and didn’t think twice about it. But, do you guys get that feeling after you eat pancakes like you have a rock in your stomach and it kinda leaves you groaning the rest of the morning? Lunch? No way, still “full” from breakfast. Yeah. Pancakes, man.
ENTER: these delicious pancakes. I love LOVE them! Ever since Jaryd was diagnosed I’ve been on the lookout for a good low carb pancake recipe. I’ve come across a few, but they were never anything I would consider eating more than a couple bites of. Ugh, I’m such a pancake snob I know.
These babies do the trick though! They’re the fuliffiest, hold together perfectly, and are otherwise extremely beautiful and delicious. Definitely worth a try!! Also worth noting is they’re made of almond flour (read nuts, read protein) and flax meal which is loaded with omega-3 fatty acid and fiber. These pancakes are wholesome, nutritious, and DELICIOUS. Sorry, I had to.
So let’s make some Gluten Free Cinnamon Flax Pancakes!! Mix together all ingredients. Let sit for 5 minutes to set.
Melt coconut oil in frying pan over high heat. When pan is hot, turn heat down to medium heat. Place 2 – 3 pancakes in the pan over medium heat (each pancake is about 4 inches wide).
After about five minutes, or when the edges appear more firm and dry, flip! Cook for another couple minutes and transfer to a plate. Repeat until all the batter is used up. Top with syrup, peanut butter, fresh berries, whatever you like!!
- 2 cups almond meal/flour
- ¼ cup flax meal
- ¼ cup coconut sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- coconut oil for frying
- Mix together all ingredients.
- Let sit for 3 minutes to set.
- Melt coconut oil in frying pan over high heat.
- When pan is hot, turn heat down to medium heat.
- Place 2 silver dollar pancakes in the pan over medium heat (each pancake is 2 - 3 inches wide).
- After about five minutes, or when the edges appear more firm and dry, flip!
- Cook for another couple minutes and transfer to a plate.
- Repeat until all the batter is used up.
- Top with syrup, peanut butter, fresh berries, whatever you like!!