A favorite paleo breakfast of mine: delicious fiber pancakes. It’s recommended that we get 20-35 grams of dietary fiber a day, according to nutritionists. Coconut, an ideal paleo food, is actually a GREAT source of fiber. In fact, some people take it as a dietary supplement just for that reason! It actually contains FOUR times as much fiber as oat bran and TWICE as much fiber as wheat bran or flaxseed meal. Best of all, it tastes good!
This pancakes recipe provides your fiber fix and allows you to enjoy breakfast so you start your day off right. Stay regular (you all know what I mean) without having to take additional supplements. Getting as much of our nutrition as we can through the foods we eat is ideal. Although this isn’t the easiest to do it’s better to try our best than not try at all.
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- ¼ cup fine, unsweetened shredded coconut
- ¼ cup large unsweetened coconut pieces
- ¾ cup hazelnut or almond flour (or half and half)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup almond milk
- 4 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- Optional: grass-fed butter in place of coconut oil
- In a pan, toast the fine coconut on low heat and stir often to prevent burning – just until golden – remove from stove.
- Do the same with the large coconut.
- Mix the flour and baking soda and sift.
- In a separate bowl, mix 2 eggs then add vanilla and almond milk.
- Add egg mixture to dry mixture.
- Heat up a frying pan on medium heat and add 1 teaspoon coconut oil.
- Add 1/3 cup batter to the hot pan – turn down to low and let sit until small bubbles form.
- Gently flip.
- Cook until done and remove.
For topping, sprinkle with large coconut pieces and drizzle with maple syrup (and grass-fed butter).
If you have any questions or suggestions just email me at Tina (at) Paleomazing.com.