If you’re a fan of making your own homemade paleo-friendly versions of classic meals, then you’re going to love today’s recipe. It makes mom-approved coconut flour paleo protein pancakes that are incredibly nutritious and oh so delicious. Even though the recipe includes ½ of a banana, these pancakes are low carb and 100% paleo-friendly thanks to using all-natural ingredients like coconut flour and almond butter. So if you’ve been on the fence about trying out a paleo style diet because you’re worried that you’ll no longer be able to enjoy some of your favorite foods, this recipe should be all the proof you need that there’s nothing to worry about – if you can make great tasting paleo pancakes, then the sky’s the limit!
Great for a Tasty and Guilt-Free Breakfast
Making paleo-friendly versions of classic foods like pancakes doesn’t have to be a complicated process. These pancakes are a great example of that. You don’t have to do any extra steps or anything fancy – simply add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend them until they make a nice smooth mixture. You’ll need to add coconut flour, baking soda, ½ of a medium banana, two eggs, two tablespoons of natural almond butter, and a bit of unsweetened almond milk.
Using coconut flour instead of refined wheat flour is a fantastic way to keep the carb content of your pancakes down. Not only that, but it’s a much more nutritionally viable option than wheat flour. Coconut flour provides a great mix of dietary fiber, protein, and saturated fats in a low GI package that also adds a delightful hint of coconut flavoring to the pancakes. Its low GI index rating also make coconut flour a great baking option for individuals with type 2 diabetes as well. (1)
Adding two tablespoons of almond butter is another great way to increase the healthy fat and protein content of your pancakes. Two tablespoons provides approximately 10 grams of heart healthy monounsaturated fats, 4.4 grams of polyunsaturated fats, seven grams of protein, and a good mix of essential minerals, including potassium, calcium, magnesium, and iron. It’s high concentration of healthy fatty acids makes almond butter (and almonds in general) a great food to include in your diet for helping to protect against heart disease. (2) In addition to all of those great benefits, almond butter is simply delicious, and it helps to add a nice nutty flavor to the pancakes.
Likewise, mixing in a bit of raw honey is another great way to add even more flavor to the pancakes. Not only is honey one of my favorite all-natural sweeteners to use, but it’s also packed full of nutrients as well. It’s actually been used all around the world for thousands of years for its great medicinal properties. Honey offers a range of health benefits such as helping to boost your immune system, relieving oxidative stress, and reducing inflammation. (3)
After you’ve blended all of the ingredients together, cook them on a non stick skillet that has been lightly greased with coconut oil. Cook them on both sides until they’re cooked through, and then serve them warm with your preferred toppings. I like to enjoy mine with a bit of extra raw honey along with some fresh berries for a yummy breakfast meal that covers all of my nutritional bases.
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Low Carb Coconut Flour Paleo Protein Pancakes
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 2 1x
¼ cup coconut flour
¼ tsp baking soda
2 tbsp natural almond butter
1 ½ tsp honey
½ medium banana
¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Lightly grease a non stick skillet with coconut oil.
- Heat the skillet over medium low heat until hot.
- Drop 1/8 cup of batter for each pancake onto the hot skillet.
- Cook until small bubbles begin to form on the top.
- Carefully flip the pancakes and cook on the other side 30- 60 seconds or until cooked through.
- Serve warm.