These healthy pancakes are super easy to whip up and great for weekend brunching!
Happy New Year!! This is my first blog post of 2018 so I figured it should start with my favorite kind of meal, which of course is breakfast food! I’m the type of person who loves to make pancakes on weekday mornings but sometimes you just gotta reserve pancakes for special weekends. And today is an honorary weekend day because it’s a holiday! I hope you all had a wonderful New Years Eve celebrating last night. Let me tell you that we had a low-key party drinking ginger tea and relaxing on the couch with the electric fireplace going. You guys, I didn’t think I was going to make it until midnight! But I knew the champagne was coming so we popped some bubbly and cheers’d into the new year!
And now it’s that lazy kind of morning when you wake up at 11am, pour some coffee and make yourself a batch of these pancakes. Plus, they are healthy too! No refined sugar or gluten and they are dairy free as well. They are the super cute bite sized pancakes, but I’m sure they would work as a normal size too 🙂 This recipe is for for 1-2 people and is very easy to double or triple the recipe. And if you have any leftovers, they work great if you put them in the freezer and heat them up for weekday breakfast!
If you prefer your typical maple syrup, that’s fine too. But I think this chocolate drizzle on the pancakes are so dreamy. A little bit of nut butter, cocoa powder, coconut oil and maple syrup and you’ve got a warm, creamy topping. With the banana in these pancakes, they are naturally sweetened! Plus, you are getting protein packed pancakes with the egg, which almost makes the texture a little fluffy! If you are vegan, just sub the egg for a flax egg which I’ve done before. I made these with oat flour but just putting oats in my blending and grinding them up to a fine powder. You could also sub almond flour if you are paleo.
Enjoy the rest of the day celebrating with friends and family! I’ll be making a batch of these pancakes and sitting by the fireplace sipping on cappuccinos and dreaming of this new year!
Silver Dollar Pancakes (GF, Paleo & Vegan)
- 1 egg sub flax egg if vegan
- 1/4 cup oat flour almond flour if paleo
- 1 banana 1/2 mashed, 1/2 topping
- 1/4 tsp almond extract
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- dash of sea salt
- 1/2 tbsp coconut oil for frying
- 1/2 tbsp almond butter
- 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/2 tbsp water
Mash 1/2 of banana and slice the other 1/2 into rounds. Add egg and almond extract to mashed banana. Mix in baking powder, oat flour and sea salt.
Pour olive oil in cast iron pan on medium heat. When pan is hot, use a tablespoon to make pancakes (yields 10 silver dollar pancakes). Serves 1-2 people. Add your favorite toppings like fresh berries, whipped coconut cream and chocolate drizzle!
Melt coconut oil and almond butter over low heat until fully incorporated. Add cocoa powder, maple syrup and water. Pour over pancakes and enjoy!