Elvis-Cakes (Coconut Flour Peanut Butter & Banana Pancakes, Gluten-free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Sugar-Free)

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Pancakes. One simple word. But I would be willing to bet my stainless-steel bowl collection that this one simple word can arouse oodles and oodles of memories. Some of you may be salivating jsut reading it. {…she types as she wipes the dribble from her chin.}

Most of us moms {and dads} who have braved the rough waters of a gluten-free or allergy-friendly diet have, somewhere in the beginning, been struck with the urge to recreate the all-time-kid-tastic-morning-wonderland of — PANCAKES —!  We’ve all gone there. Some of those gluten free pancake mixes that you can buy at the store produce this psuedo-cake, not truly worthy of the pancake title, that look close enough to the real thing; yet, when you dig the side of your fork gracefully into the pile, you find your grace leaving the table, trying to pull apart a gummy bite, most likely with a scrunched look on your face and not at all convinced that the bite you are about to take is going to satisfy the craving your tongue, tummy, and heart are having. Such a dissappointment. And after trying a few mixes, you begin to throw those boxes that promise a fluffy pancake into the same category as GMO’s, almost,  holding a burning grudge in hopes of honest labeling!

Admittedly, my very favorite breakfast treat is the gf crepe (which is a pancake of sorts, right?), but these Coconut Flour Pancakes are one recipe that visits our breakfast table loyally.  The original recipe with maple syrup is fine on its own, but the fun part for me, the mom-chef, is creating masterpieces of flavor and fun – suitable for very  ~happy eating~ !  I especially pride myself on getting them to scoff down a plate with something other than syrup – and, since we have a cane-sugar allergy, completely free of refined sugar.

This morning, I was channeling my inner-elvis. I had about 12 bananas getting over-ripe and ready to be moved to the freezer, and so I decided to pair them with a classic organic creamy peanut butter for.

I took the original recipe and added a tablespoon of peanut butter and a tablespoon of our cinnamon sugar to the batter.  I cooked them up in coconut oil, and topped with more sprinkle of cinnamon sugar, sliced bananas, and a dollup of organic pb. Plates were cleaned. Pancake breakfast complete.

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Coconut Flour Pancakes (Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Sugar-Free)

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Coconut Flour Pancakes (Gluten-free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Sugar-Free)

2 Whole Parture-Raised Chicken Eggs
2 Whites from ^^^^
1/2 Cup Coconut Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
Pinch of salt
1 Cup Non-Dairy Milk
3 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
1/2 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

Blend the eggs and whites for about 30 seconds. Then add remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth. Let sit for a few minutes to thicken up a bit.  Pour out into a heated and oiled skillet or flat-top.

Tip: I make these fairly small, like silver-dollar size, because they are fluffy-fragile, so they tend to break apart on the flip if they are too large. I use my flat top and brush it with coconut oil before each new round.

Get creative with your toppings and please feel free to share your success stories!

~Happy Pancake-Eating~