The one thing that I miss most on the Paleo diet is baked goods. Of course, that’s sort of the problem. My diet was so high in that sort of food that it was making me feel sick. I have been searching for a Paleo pancake recipe to enjoy for breakfast. Since pancake recipes generally call for flour of some sort, this has been a bit of a challenge. When I received Paleo Lunches and Breakfasts on the Go for review, I immediately noticed the Paleo pancake recipe they have using sweet potatoes. Since I’m a huge fan of sweet potatoes, I knew I had to try it.
Paleo Pancake Recipe
This recipe is very quick to prepare and absolutely delicious. They key is to save some of your mashed sweet potatoes from a previous meal. Then this Paleo pancake recipe takes only about 10 minutes start to finish. If you have to cook the sweet potatoes first, it will take longer. This recipe is sweet enough that you will not need to add any maple syrup or honey to it when serving. The center is soft and gooey like pie filling so they make a good Paleo dessert as well. This recipe makes 4 large pancakes so if you are cooking for your whole family, you can double the recipe. Serve sausages with the pancakes for added protein.
- 1 cup cold, leftover mashed sweet potatoes
- 1 apple, peeled and grated
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 5 tbsp potato starch or coconut flour
- ¼ tsp salt
- coconut oil or bacon fat for frying
- Combine all ingredients and make four cakes out of the mixture.
- Fry in coconut oil or bacon fat in a skillet over medium heat until a brown crust is formed (about 5 minutes).
- Flip and flatten a bit with the back of your spatula.
- Cook for another 3 to 5 minutes and remove from heat.
The original recipe calls for potato starch. If you do not wish to use potato starch, you can substitute coconut flour but the pancakes will be a bit more dense.
This Paleo pancake recipe is definitely one of the best breakfast recipes I have tried so far. I love that it’s something I can eat at home or wrap up and take with me if I have errands to run first thing the morning. Paleo Lunches and Breakfasts on the Go is the solution to gluten free eating all day long with delicious, easy and portable primal meals.
Have you tried a Paleo pancake recipe you love?