Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sweet and Savory Pancakes {paleo}

I experimented with a couple pancake recipes this weekend, both of which would fall under the “paleo” category.  Of course then I went a head and had maple syrup on the sweet ones, and cheese on the savory ones…but really, who wouldn’t? 

First on Saturday, I made some Almond-Coconut pancakes!


Almond Coconut Pancakes
serves 2
  • 1 cup Almond Flour (or Almond Meal works too)
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour (or unsweetened coconut, I actually had some organic unsweetened defatted coconut that I used)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3-3/4 cup unsweetened Almond Milk (I used vanilla flavored unsweetened Almond milk)
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil (melted if needed)
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Combine almond flour, coconut, baking soda, and salt.  Whisk together to combine.  In a separate bowl beat the eggs with a fork then add almond milk, coconut oil, and honey.  Mix to combine, then add wet ingredients to dry.  Stir until mixture is combined.  If your batter is looking too thick, or thickens upon standing, add a little milk until it's pancake batter consistency!

Heat a griddle or skillet over med heat.  Use coconut oil or grassfed butter to grease the pan.  Once the pan is hot, add batter in desired size, cook until edges look done then flip.  Adjust heat while cooking incase the pan gets too hot.  Cook 2-3 more minutes or until pancakes look done. 

Serve as desired! 

Like I said we had real maple syrup, banana sliced, and Brian had butter on his (I’ve never been a fan of butter on pancakes). 

These were light, and had a nice subtle coconut flavor to them!  Really delicious.  I’m think next time I might add 1/4 tsp almond extract to really make the almond flavor come out as well. 

Brian loved them too, and he could care less about them being Paleo/low carb.


My savory pancake recipe was a true experiment, as I’ve never made anything like them before.  
I was flying solo this morning, Brian had gone up to NH for a friend’s b-day Sat night-Sunday, I stayed home with my new cold that came about Friday :/

I was hungry but had no idea what I was in the mood for.  Then I spotted a leftover, fully cooked sweet potato from the other night!  I also wanted an egg, and maybe something with cheese and hot sauce. 

It’s been a long time since I’ve made potato pancakes but I do remember egg was the binder.  I guess this would be more like a mashed (sweet) potato pancake!

Savory Sweet Potato Pancake
serves 1
  • 1 small cooked sweet potato
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • hot sauce (to you’re liking)
  • 1/4 tsp dried garlic (or garlic powder)
  • 1-2 tsp butter
  • optional: cheddar or gouda (or your favorite) cheese, about 1 slice or a few small slices if it’s cut from a large chunk.
Cut your cooked sweet potato in half then scrap out all the flesh into a small mixing bowl.  Mash with a fork to get rid of any big lumps.  Add the beaten egg, hot sauce (I did about 4-5 shakes, wish I did more!), and garlic (I used Garlic Gold).  At this point you could really add any other seasonings you might want! 

Heat a small skillet over med-high heat, melt some butter in the pan, just enough to have a nice coating on the bottom.  Once the pan is good and hot, make 2 equal size pancakes with your batter.  Cook 3-5 min per side until cooked through and golden browned. 

Add cheese on one half and place other pancake on top.


Serve with sour cream if you like!  I actually added some more hot sauce on top too.
I really loved these!  I think next time I’d grate the cheese and add it right into the batter. 
If I had to eat them without the cheese or sour cream, I’d like some sliced tomato with them to add a cool refreshing contrast to the pancake. 


For a breakfast “dessert” I had some blueberries and banana


In other news, I have an important decision to make.  I ordered some new sneakers for Crossfit and of course it’s down to the colors ;)


My initial favorite was the pink/green, but I’m actually leading towards the purple/orange ones!  Thoughts?  I’m picking one by the time I go to Crossfit tomorrow night!
And for fun, and Outfit post!

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One of these days I’ll take a nice "fashion” shot, outdoors with the wind blowing in my hair and the sun casting a nice glow on my skin. 
But for now, it’s iphone in the office bathroom…  yeah. 
This outfit was revolved around that blue skirt…love that skirt.
  • blue pencil skirt – Ann Taylor
  • grey cardigan – Old Navy
  • magenta shirt (which you can’t see) – Banana Republic
  • mustard scarf – Target
  • grey/yellow/gold t-strap heals – Seychelles from Nordstrom
If you have tomorrow off…lucky you!  I’ll be heading back to work like normal.  At least traffic will be a lot better.

Time for some frozen yogurt and then getting to bed early!  I hope :)

What’s your favorite thing to put in or on pancakes???  Maple syrup…all the way, the real stuff of course.  I look for any excuse to put maple syrup on anything!!  (except savory pancakes that is)


  1. Emily @ A Cambridge StoryJanuary 15, 2012 at 8:54 PM

    Great pancake recipes! I love hearing about different flours -- I'll have to try coconut and almond soon!

  2. Now I think I want to make pancakes for dinner!

    I think almond butter is a great pancake topping, too bad restaurants don't serve it that way!

  3. FunandFearlessinBeantownJanuary 16, 2012 at 7:22 AM

    I'm not the biggest pancake fan but when I do eat them, it is with maple syrup!

  4. I have coconut flour and I'm just not loving it...I always tastes funky to me? The sweet potatoes? I could get behind those for sure! Yum! I like the purple orange! SO cute. Cute cute outfit. Favorite thing to put on pancakes! Fruit or fruit sauces

  5. Those sweet potato ones look awesome. Love the blue skirt!

  6. Yum... The sweet potato pancakes look really interesting and good!  Love the shoes too!!

  7. saving that sweet potato pancake recipe. LOVE your shoes!