Chocolate Paleo Pancakes Take 2

The key complaint I hear from folks getting started on the road to eat Paleo/Primal is that they miss their old conventional foods especially around breakfast. With a little creativity and experimenting,  there are a number of alternative recipes for breakfast favorites.
A while back I had posted a recipe for chocolate coconut pancakes. I  got a lot of good feedback on the original recipe and some complaints. Two of the key complaints were the pancakes were too delicate to flip and too coconutty for certain tastes.
To improve on the original recipe, I decided to combine it with the recipe Eric and Lisa have used in the past from Performance Menu. Here’s the new improved version that I made this morning. They came out fluffier, were easier to flip, still had a little coconut taste to it and were unbelievably delicious.
Give it a try and post your thoughts to the comments section
Time: 15 minutes
Makes about 10 small pancakes

• 2 eggs
• 1 TSP Ghiradelli unsweetened Cocoa Power (I typically add more)
• 1/4 tsp Vanilla extract
• 1/4 cup shredded coconut flakes
• 1/2 C unsweetened applesauce
• 1/4 C Almond butter
• 1/4 tsp cinnamon
Mix the ingredients in a bowl until you get a smooth batter. Add a little coconut oil to a skillet and add batter to form a small pancake. Cook for a minute or two and once you see the sides of the pancake starting to brown, flip the pancake. These are easier to flip than the original chocolate coconut pancakes. Once you have flipped the pancake, allow it to cook for a minute or two on the other side. Carefully remove and serve hot with sliced apples and strawberries.

I paired my pancakes with turkey bacon and some Jasmine Oolong tea for a great Sunday breakfast. If you had to ask, yes I ate all the pancakes, fruit and bacon in the above picture in one sitting.

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10 Responses to “Chocolate Paleo Pancakes Take 2”

  1. The pancakes look great. I am going to make them this weekend and see what the non-paleos in my life think of them

    On another note, one of the readers on my blog (Health Habits) is having trouble wrapping her brain around integrating Paleo eating into her student lifestyle.

    She knows what she should do…she just doesn’t “think” she can do it.

    One of her big stumbling blocks is lunch. I suggested she check out my fave Paleo food bloggers (yourself included)

    During our discussion, I realized that she had raised a great question:

    How does she “brown bag” her lunch “Paleo style”

    What a perfect idea for a blog post.

    And that is why I am contacting some of my favorite Paleo food bloggers to ask them that question:

    How do you “brown bag” your lunch “Paleo style”?

    If you are interested in participating, email me your ideas and I will include them in the article – with full credit going to you.

    For your reference, I did a similar post last year on how to get fit and save money – http://www.healthhabits.ca/2009/03/26/how-to-get-fit-and-save-money/

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  2. Just tried these this morning. I thought they would be hit with my 2 year old twins just at the mention of chocolate. But it turns out the boy is not so found of the coconut. The girl ate a few bites and then gave up. The real surprise was that my husband liked them enough to eat half the batch! I ate two before they ever got to the table.

    They were still hard for me to flip. But I did substitute coconut butter for the almond butter (peanut allergy in our house prevents the use of almond butter).

    Thanks for sharing the recipes. Looking forward to trying some more!

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    • Hi Stacey, thanks for the comment! We’re big fans of the paleo pancakes as well. Let us know what you think of the other recipes as you try them!

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  3. I love pancakes! great stuff ^^

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  4. Not crazy about the apple flavor, and I used half banana, half apple. Maybe all banana would work…o/w great consistency!

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  5. can you use organic maple syrup on the pancakes????

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    • sure! although the sugar content is a bit high and that’s not exactly paleo… but there’s no other reason not to!

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