Back in January, I changed my eating habits quite a bit and I can't even tell you how great I feel when I eat a higher protein/veggie loaded/lower carbohydrate diet. It's not just a quick fad diet for me to loose extra baby pounds (although it works for that, too), it's a lifestyle. When I eat this way, I have way more energy, I'm in a better mood, my brain feels less foggy and my body just feels more comfortable in general. I've noticed that when I'm eating this way, I eat way more produce and the foods that I eat are actually good fuel for my body.
First though, let me say that I'm not perfect. At all. If we're out, I'll eat "normal" food. Just today at Bible Study, I was snacking on pineapple and chocolate covered coffee beans and remember last Sunday, when I blogged about ice cream? Yes, I let myself have those things, so don't think that I've said good bye to those things forever. Normal days are filled with protein, veggies, and lots of healthy fats. Did you know that our bodies actually need fat, to burn fat? It's crazy, but it's true.
Tonight we had Coconut Flour pancakes and we loved them. If you've ever baked with coconut flour, you'll know that it's very different than working with regular flour. When you use coconut flour, you use a very small amount and then use lots of eggs with it. These gorgeous brown eggs were given to us by our neighbor. Goodness, I'm excited for the day when our chicks lay eggs like this. I think they're beautiful.
And this kitchen visitor? Well, I'm crazy about her, too.
Anyway- back to the pancakes.
This recipe is simple. All you do is throw all the ingredients into a blender, combine them well and then cook them on a griddle like you would any other pancakes.
The pancakes look just like well....pancakes. They have a very light coconut flavor, but they're more dense than regular pancakes. With all the protein that they pack, they're definitely more filling than regular pancakes.
They're golden and pretty just like regular pancakes, but way better for you.
The husband even likes them and he's more skeptical when it comes to this type of thing.
Coconut Flour Pancakes
1/2 cup coconut flour
2 tablespoons stevia
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup melted butter
3/4 cup coconut milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix well.
On a greased and pre-heated griddle, cook until bottom is golden brown and top is set around the edges.
Flip carefully and continue to cook until second side is golden brown. Remove from pan and keep warm on plate or baking sheet in oven, while repeating with remaining batter.Follow along with me here: