Sweet Squash Pancakes, Paleo style, no flour!

It’s the end of my first week of Paleo, hey maybe one day I’ll look back at this and still be doing paleo? I hope so.

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 flour 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.  I cut the flour out! My new recipe now doesn’t have any flour in it, it uses a mixture of ground nuts that acts as a substitute flour and an extra egg, this binds it to help them cook and gives them a cakier texture!

Sweet Squash Pancakes

  • 1/2 cup of Butternut Squash (around 1/4th of a squash)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Banana
  • 4 TBS of almond/hazel/walnuts or gluten free flour
  • Optional: Cinamon/spices of your choice 

If you’re not Gluten-Free you could always add a half cup of flour and a tablespoon of milk to this lovely mix to create a fluffier more filling pancake.

Instructions

Add in your butternut squash, banana and flour, pulse in a blender until smooth. Add your egg and honey to the blender, Beat them together until a thick batter has formed. Fairly Simple.

To cook them;  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, flip over! Even simpler.

Makes: 7-9 Pancakes.

Top with fruit; Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Bananas and accompany with a natural cream, how about a thick home-made 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!

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  • 1/2 cup of Butter.Squash                            |   Serves 2
  • Two Eggs                                                    |   Low Fat ~ Low GI ~ Low Sugar ~ Paleo
  • 1 Banana                                                     |   Per 3 pancakes: 190 calories 
  • 1 TBS of almond/hazel/walnuts                  |    
  • Cinamon/spices of your choice (optional)   |  Great with Yoghurt ~ Fruit ~ Honey  

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If you’re looking for something a bit more, traditional you could opt for a Paleo pancake that is fluffier and thicker! These bad boys are a more classic Banana & Egg mixture and are a staple in a Paleo & Gluten-free diet (or atleast they should be!).

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!
 
If you haven’t already have a look at ‘Paleo explained’ my first week of Paleo Meals and my Paleo review too!
 
 

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