Everyone has there favorite carb meal that they hate to give up when they start living a grain free life. One of my favorites was pancakes. I love them smothered in butter and sweet maple syrup. It stimulates some great memories of my childhood. I had a babysitter that would put like half a stick of butter on my pancakes and it was soooo delicious!
The best recipe I have found is the GAPS intro Pancakes. It is all over the web and I originally found it in a cookbook for GAPS that our nutritionist told us to buy when we first started our "journey into food". It is so simple. All you need is:
- 1 cup cooked pureed squash (I prefer butternut)
- 1 cup of nut butter (almond or peanut for me)
- 5 eggs, divided
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp of cinnamon or pumpkin spice (something with clove is great)
Take everything but the egg whites and mix together in a bowl very well. In another bowl whip the egg whites into stiff peaks. Then fold the egg whites into the other mixture. This is your pancake batter. Next cook on medium/low heat in a non stick pan or griddle. These things will burn very easily so be careful.
I will usually serve with some macerated fruit. It is just cut up fruit with honey mixed in and left to macerate for a few hours. I like to eat this for dinner. My mom use to call it breakfast for dinner night and it would make me jump for joy. I think I was just excited for all the sugary syrup that i was about to receive.