The first two weeks of 'eating like cavemen' has been wildly successful. The boys took to it so very well, and I'm thrilled. Since I picked up some almond meal/flour earlier in the week, I decided to put it to use and tried out this recipe for paleo pancakes.
Alex loved them; I think he inhaled three. Cameron and Logan both turned their noses up, but they were a bit miffed that they weren't getting bacon.
I had 2 small bites of one pancake, to test, and thought they were pretty good. I'm skipping breakfast today, from a lack of hunger, and Chris has not yet reported back, as his breakfast was served to him in the office; he's kicking off a phone-blitz week.
There's a bit of a learning curve with cooking primal/paleo and ingredients that are unfamiliar, and the pancakes were no exception. The pancakes cooked way too fast on the surface even with the burner on low, but didn't seem to cook enough on the inside- though when they were cut into they seemed just fine, not undercooked like I was afraid they would be. They were a bit darker than I would have liked, but almost every picture I've seen of paleo pancakes seem to have this characteristic, so I assume I was doing it right!
I used a bit of both honey and agave in the pancake batter and over the top of the cakes. Apparently agave isn't as good for you as I'd thought. I'd purchased it on a whim, an apparently mistaken one, earlier in the week. I found several articles about it as I dug into the subject matter, including this one.
Okay, so agave is bad. I HATE wasting money, but this is a learning process right? A slow weaning of the family from the pretty-crappy version of the SAD (Standard American Diet..you know, the food pyramid) to a paleo/primal lifestyle. At this point, I'll keep using it, but in moderation and in combination with honey, until it is gone.
Oh, Chris finally reported back: "the pancakes were pretty good." Not exactly a glowing recommendation, but at least it wasn't so bad he fed them to the dogs!
Achievement unlocked: Saturday morning breakfast.
In a large bowl whisk together eggs, water, vanilla and honey.
Add almond flour, salt and baking soda and mix until thoroughly combined.
Heat coconut oil on skillet over medium low to medium heat.
Scoop 2 heaping tablespoons of batter at a time onto the skillet.
Pancakes will form little bubbles, when bubbles open, flip pancakes over and cook other side.
Remove from heat to a plate.
Repeat process with remaining batter, add more oil to skillet as needed.
Yields 18 pancakes