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.
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
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