Sunday, June 24, 2012

Almond flour pancakes

I have tried several different paleo pancake recipes, but have never been satisfied. They're always dry or fall apart or taste icky. That is, until I made these. They are absolutely perfect: fluffy, tasty, and they don't fall apart. They are family approved, even my not paleo-ish hubby loved them. 

Note: You really do need to use Honeyville's almond flour for this. Bob's Red Mill, Trader Joe's almond meal, and the bulk stuff from Whole Foods are not ground finely enough an they don't turn out properly. You've been warned!

Almond flour pancakes
1.5c Honeyville almond flour (170g)
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1t vanilla
1/4c coconut milk (canned, well-shaken)
4 eggs
1t honey (optional)
2T melted coconut oil

Mix all ingredients together in a mixer. Cook on medium-low heat in plenty of oil/butter. Flip when small bubbles appear.  They are easier to flip if you make them small, silver-dollar sized. 

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Make your own bullet

Did you know the blade assembly of Oster blenders fit perfectly on
mason jars? I make smoothies in a jar and then drink them right out of
the same container. I would say that 90% of the use my blender gets is
for personal sized smoothies like this. And it works much better than
the Magic Bullet I used to have.