paleo hidden veg pancakes
Food: Paleo Recipes and Gut Health

Paleo Hidden Veg Pancakes: 3 Ingredients, Super Healthy and No Sugar!

paleo hidden veg pancakes

The idea of these paleo hidden veg pancakes might sound strange, but bear with me! 

We adore eggs in my family. They make for a wonderful start to the day, and provide a great source of energy and nutrition. If I could give a person feeling the mid morning slump one piece of advice, it would be to switch to eggs for brekkie. As I wrote about in this post, a mostly protein based breakfast helps our bodies to start burning fat instead of sugar. Which is optimum for our health.

My paleo hidden veg pancakes have just three ingredients, which speaks volumes before we even begin to discuss their merits. They are enjoyed by all my family, and friends are usually shocked when I tell them what they are eating. Perhaps the very best part, is my 5yo son Freddy, who is a very fussy eater, will happily scoff them down along with everyone else. If I’m honest, adding anything to his limited menu is a massive win.

Paleo hidden veg pancakes

This recipe is quite literally bursting with goodness. First off we have tons of protein, good fat and vitamin D from the eggs. If this isn’t enough, my favourite nut the cashew brings the happy factor to the party. Did you know cashews have been compared with prozac for helping to boost serotonin? Then there is potassium and anti-oxidants to be had from the courgette.

I sometimes add a dash of vanilla and honey to the mixture, or a handful of berries for added colour and flavour. These pancakes are perfect to have with my coconut oil based chocolate sauce (recipe below) drizzled over the top. You’ll need a blender or food processor to make this recipe.

Paleo hidden veg pancakes: free from all grains (including gluten), dairy and sugar

Ingredients for 10-12 small pancakes:
6 free range eggs
2 small courgettes, top and tailed (if organic keep the skin on as that’s where lots of the nutrients sre)
100g cashew nuts

paleo hidden veg pancakes

Chocolate Sauce
6 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp cocoa powder

– whiz together the eggs, courgettes and nuts until they form a batter

– heat the oil of your choice in a non stick pan, over a med-high heat

– cook in the exact same way you would regular pancakes

– for the sauce: mix all three ingredients in a small bowl until well combined, serve immediately

Paleo Hidden Veg Pancakes

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  1. […] know that I’m a big fan of sneaking extra veg into my kid’s diet everywhere I can. My chocolate pancakes (secret ingredient: courgette) and chocolate mousse (secret ingredient: avocado) are currently hot […]

  2. These look incredible, love how healthy they are too! Another cracker chick! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  3. they’re pretty good 😉

  4. You can’t detect it at all as long as it’s peeled…

  5. Oh I just love pancakes and these sound really scrumptious 🙂 #tastytuesdays

  6. Oooh courgettes in a pancake, now there’s a thought!

  7. such a great start to the day 🙂

  8. These are super yum Tas, hope you like them!

  9. Oooh courgettes in pancakes! It looks an excellent little recipe for veg haters. I’m going to have to try it 🙂

  10. I agree with egg for breakfast being a good start to the day. Keeps me full all morning long! These pancakes are a great idea! Yum #recipeoftheweek

  11. Let me know how you get on if you do lovely!

  12. So glad you like the recipe, I’d be more than happy for you to use it in your round up 🙂

  13. Ooh, I am going to try this. If you don’t mind, can I add this blog post link to my weekly round of blogs I have found interesting this week? 🙂

  14. This sounds very yummy – will have to give it a go! 🙂

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