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Plantain Pancakes

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Sarah Ballantyne, PhD,thepaleomom.com, saved our holiday breakfasts with her Perfect Paleo Pancake recipe. Seems silly, but when our family transitioned to paleo (real food) we were stymied on what to do for special occasion breakfasts.  I thought I’d never use my pancake grill again.  They cook like, look like and almost feel like gluten bomb pancakes. We like a berry compote over sunflower seed butter as a topping. I use a little honey or real maple syrup in the berries to sweeten them, but you can leave that out if you are cutting out sugar.

http://www.thepaleomom.com/2012/09/perfect-paleo-pancakes.html

I followed the recipe the first few times, but now I just toss the ingredients into the food processor and eyeball all the measurements and they turn out great. I’ve also used squash & bananas instead of plantains, but they need a little nut butter or sunflower seed butter to hold them together and they don’t cook as easily.

They can be stored in the fridge and reheated as well if you are looking to maximize the resistant starch available in green plantains.

Give them a try!

Author:

Mother of three, grandmother of two, knitter, gardener, walker, CrossFit fan, who loves going on coffee dates with her hubby.

2 thoughts on “Plantain Pancakes

    1. Other than eating plantains fried in coconut oil, I’d never eaten them before the pancakes. They are such a versatile food. There is a good, crunchy cracker recipe with plantains on the same site. A little trickier to make, but good if you are craving a crunch!

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