I recently purchased some coconut flour from a health foods store. In my search for good recipes, several use it as a base for pancakes. As a creative, I was inspired to create my own personal pancake recipe--adding my own flair. It is simple, quick, and a great way to indulge guilt-free! I used it as a pre-race breakfast before my first 5k of the year.
The bananas provided potassium to prevent cramping and much-needed electrolytes, honey gave the glucose-boost I needed for quick energy, and eggs and almonds provided just enough protein to keep me full and focused.
- 1 ripe banana
- baking powder
- sea salt
- coconut flour
- 2 eggs
- coconut oil
- slivered almonds
- almond butter
- Toss the slivered almonds in the skillet and put in on low heat. Allow them to toast as you make the batter.
- Use 1/2 banana, tsp. baking powder, pinch of salt, 1 egg, 1 egg white, 1/8 cup coconut flour, tsp. vanilla, and a dash of cinnamon. mix these ingredients with a fork until smooth.
- Remove the toasted almonds and set them aside.
- Grease the skillet with a small amount of coconut oil and drop a dollop of batter onto the pan for the first pancake.
- Allow it to cook slowly and flip once the underside is firm. Repeat until you are out of batter.
- Stack the pancakes and top with the other half of the banana (sliced), toasted slivered almonds, a bit of almond butter, and drizzled honey.
- ENJOY as they melt in your mouth!
This recipe made 3 medium pancakes. Just enough for a filling breakfast for one. It could be easily doubled or tripled, quadrupled, etc. for additional people.
After enjoying this delicious breakfast, I drove to Gort with a team of support (thanks, Maggie, Zola, and Brooke) for the Gorgeous Gort 5k. If you follow my blog, you know that one of my New Year's Resolutions is to sign up for biking and running races. This run was my first for the year. I came in 10th for women overall and beat my PR.
Having a yummy breakfast and being surrounded by good people was a great way to spend a Sunday! It started the week of St. Valentine's (one of my favorite weeks of the year) off on a positive note. I'm already excited for the next race.