We have been in a breakfast rut lately. Trying to come up with some grainless options takes a little work! We have been stuck on eggs recently… eggs benedict, poached, omlets, scrambled, fried, boiled… there are a thousand ways to cook an egg… but it is still an egg. I still love eggs, don’t get me wrong, but I’m ready for a little bit of variety!
As the weather is starting to cool, I’m looking forward to making my oatmeal bake again! I haven’t made it all summer. As a rule I try my hardest not to use the oven unless necessary to help keep the house cool. SO!!!! The time for oven use is almost upon us! 🙂 This is especially a favorite because I can make it the night before and just pop it in the oven first thing in the morning.
I have made muffins in the past, but it takes a little more prep time than I want to give it in the morning. We especially like the Primal Pumpkin Muffins (to be posted soon), but these especially take time to mix up.
We have also had waffles in the past, which are great, but hmmm… time… does it all come back down to that? Yes, I do have an aversion to waking up early to mix up breakfast while I still have a baby that wakes up 2-4 times a night. Yes, she is 8 months old, and yes, I do need to encourage her to sleep through the night, but that is another topic and another job which is slated for the future! 🙂
So here is a quick and easy recipe for coconut pancakes that can be mixed up in the vita mix or regular blender. This is nice to help reduce the number of dirty dishes especially if I’m making a smoothy to go with breakfast as well!
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 pinch nutmeg
1 pinch cinnamon
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 cup coconut milk (full fat)
Mix these ingredients in the vita mix or blender and let them sit for five minutes. It is important to let them sit so that it thickens and the coconut flour adsorbs some of the liquid. Oil or grease up your pan and heat over medium heat. Pour about a 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake, allowing each side to brown before flipping it. Another important detail. LET IT BROWN. If you try flipping it too early it will just stick to the pan and fall apart!
These have quickly become a favorite in our house! Give them a try and let me know what you think!