The paleo diet is also called the hunter-gatherer or caveman diet based on the foods our ancestor Palaeolithic humans used to eat. The diet does not use much of grains, but more of fruits, vegetables, fish, eggs, nuts, meats and seeds.
It helps with weight loss and you eat more fish, it increases the intake of omega-3 fatty acids. This reduces blood pressure and triglyceride levels for improved heart health. Its high fibre content controls blood sugar levels and diabetic risks and with proteins, fats, fruits and veggies you consume, is also filling so you won’t go hungry!
1. Blueberry and Banana Pancakes
These low-carb and paleo pancakes are made using eggs, sliced bananas, large handful of blueberries, ground almonds, almond butter, baking powder and coconut oil and are quick to make. Blend eggs, bananas and almond butter together and add the ground almonds for a thicker consistency.
Then add the blueberries and baking powder, and after heating coconut oil in a moderately heated frying pan, spoon a portion on the pan and leave to cook for a few minutes. Carefully turn the pancake when you see bubbles appearing on the surface and cook for another minute. Serve with maple syrup, handful of berries, raspberries, thick coconut cream and grated dark chocolate.
2. Pumpkin Pancakes
These paleo pancakes are delicious and easy to make. You need 4 eggs, a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and pure vanilla extract, half a cup of canned pumpkin, 2 tablespoons of butter or coconut oil and a bit more for frying, 2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup and quarter teaspoon of baking soda.
Whisk the eggs, pumpkin, vanilla extract and maple syrup together. Sift the cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and baking soda into the whisked ingredients. Mix some butter into the batter and some on the large skillet. Spoon the batter into the skillet and flip the pancakes when a few bubbles appear to finish cooking. Serve with sliced bananas or grass-fed butter.
3. Budget Paleo Pancakes
Looking for dairy free paleo pancakes? Well try this recipe of 4 eggs, half cup almond flour, ¼ cup coconut flour, half cup water, 2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1 tbsp. Vanilla extract, a pinch of salt, fat of your choice like butter or bacon fat and half cup chocolate chips or your favourite fruit.
Combine all the ingredients expect for the fat. Heat a skillet and add your fat. Once heated, scoop your pancakes to the pan and cook for a few minutes on a side. Once you see a few bubbles on the top and the base is golden brown, flip and finish cooking. Repeat till the batter is used up and then serve with your favourite topping and enjoy!
4. Banana Nut Pancakes
These pancakes are delicious and easy to make. Just mash 2 bananas in a large mixing bowl and combine it with 2 heaped tablespoons of chunky almond butter. Then blend in 4 eggs in the bowl, mix well and scoop a quarter of the mixture onto a heated griddle or flat pan on medium heat.
Once bubbles form, flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Top pancakes with chocolate chips, preferably darker variants and serve. Though you don’t need maple syrup or other toppings, you can add some fresh fruit if you need some extra sweetness.
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