Ultimate Gluten Free Dairy Free Pancakes (GAPS, SCD, Paleo)

With Strove Tuesday just around the corner, I’ve teamed up with some fabulous foodie bloggers to bring you a vast array of free from pancake recipes.

Every day for the next two weeks, we’ll be sharing our favourite recipes, and hopefully you’ll be well and truly inspired to try something new on the 28th.

We eat pancakes most days in our house, and you’re about to find out why!

These are real little beauts. Not only are they super delicious, they’re full of nutrients, which makes them a win win for any meal time. Although the ingredients couldn’t be further from a regular recipe, please don’t be put off!

The grain free, dairy free, sugar free batter couldn’t be easier to knock up, and they fry just as well as any other pancakes you will have made. The exact same rules apply to these, you don’t need to do anything fancy while cooking.

The main ingredient is butternut squash, a wonderfully versatile root vegetable, which is very low in starch (which Ultimate Gluten Free Dairy Free Pancakes (GAPS, SCD, Paleo)  means that it’s low carb). Butternut squash is also full of vitamins A, B6, C and magnesium. I cut the squash into small chunks and roast in coconut oil on a 175c for around 45 mins to an hour.  

Next up we have eggs, which really don’t need an introduction. Providing you aren’t allergic to them of course, eggs are a wonderful source of nutrition. Loaded with vitamins D, A and B12 as well as iron and calcium, they provide the body with a great energy boost.

I would strongly suggest finding a reputable source for your eggs. I buy mine from my local greengrocer, and they come from a truly free range farm, ten miles from my house.    

Last, but by no means least, we have cashew nuts, which are full of vitamin B6, iron and magnesium. . Did you know that it’s largely believed cashews contain anti-depressant properties? Next time you’re feeling the winter blues grab a handful and see if they cheer you up.

Ultimate Gluten Free Dairy Free Pancakes (GAPS, SCD, Paleo)  Ingredients for six 

200g cooked butternut squash
1/4cup cashew nut butter
3 large free range eggs, or 4 small ones
1/4tsp vanilla powder, or 1 tsp of extract
1/4tsp bicarb of soda
Oil for frying, I use coconut oil

Method

– put all the ingredients into your blender or food processor and whizz on a high setting, until a thick but runny batter is formed  

– get your non-stick pan nice and hot, add a little oil, then add a thin layer of batter 

– cook for a minute or two, and flip to the other side once you see bubbles forming 

– cook on the second side, then put on plate for serving 

– repeat until they’ve all been cooked 

– garnish with your favourite toppings. My kids love raw honey, with cocoa and cinnamon sprinkles 

2 min tutorial on YouTube

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Vegan Banana Pancakes from Le Coin de Mel

Paleo Banana and Almond Pancakes from Paleo Crust

Paleo Coconut Pancakes
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Oat Almond and Banana Pancakes with a Berry Compote
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Low FODMAP and Low SYN Pancakes from Hijacked by Twins 

Beetroot and Buttermilk Pancakes from the Gluten Free Alchemist 

Kick ass breakfasts that won't have you riding the blood sugar rollercoaster They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it’s absolutely imperative that you eat the right kind of breakfast.

You probably don’t need me to tell you that sugar laden cereal, or toast with sugary spread on the top is not a sustaining meal.

Apart from anything else, when we start our morning like this, it’ll have us riding the blood sugar rollercoaster all day long. We’ll crave more sugar, and probably be reaching for the biscuits or cakes before lunchtime, and again afterwards. 

Fat burning breakfasts are the best type

The healthiest among us would struggle with fatigue if we’re eating tons of sugar, and for those of us with conditions that cause insulin resistance, such as PCOS, it’s just asking for trouble.

I’m not here to bamboozle you with science (if only I were capable of that), all I can do is share my own personal experiences. What I can say, is that I noticed an immediate improvement in my energy levels once I switched to eating fat burning breakfasts almost five years ago.

In a nutshell, meals consisting mostly of fat and protein, rather than carbohydrates, take longer to move through the body, which means they keep us fuller for longer. This recent article in the New York Times explains how the sugar industry have been lying to us over ‘fat being bad’ for years, and makes for sobering reading. Here are my top fat burning breakfasts, hope you enjoy them.

Onion sauteed in coconut oil and sea salt, half an avocado and three lightly cooked egg yolks

awesome breakfast that doesn't have you riding the blood sugar rollercoaster number oneProviding they’ve come from chickens who roam freely, and aren’t being given a ton of antibiotics, eggs yolks are one of the most nutrient dense foods on the entire planet.

Egg yolks are an all round immune boosting superfood, chock full of goodness. Among other things, they are a fantastic natural source of Vitamins A, B12, D and E. Take a look at this brilliant article for more details.

Did you know that it’s the white that causes most of those who are intolerant of egg their problems? Polly’s allergy nurse told me this years ago. I find it absolutely incredulous that anyone could throw away the delicious yolk, and make themselves an egg white omelette!

Cashew and courgette pancakes

awesome breakfast that doesn't have you riding the blood sugar rollercoaster number twoThis might sound like a strange concoction, but trust me these pancakes are absolutely delicious, especially if you’re hankering after something sweet.

Simply whizz up two eggs, half a courgette, a handful of cashew nuts and a dash of vanilla into liquid, then fry as you would regular pancakes. Just go easy on the toppings, I’d suggest a slathering of butter and no more than a small drizzle (1/2 tsp) of honey or maple syrup.

awesome breakfast that doesn't have you riding the blood sugar rollercoaster number three

Pork belly, slow cooked for a few hours with apple cider vinegar, onions and garlic

Bacon’s great, but in my humble opinion, pork belly is so much tastier. Also unless you’re making it from scratch (like I did here), bacon is usually loaded with excess salt and nitrates. Pork belly is completely natural, and takes minimal effort to cook up a big batch. Just thinking about this dish is making my mouth water!

Perfectly boiled eggs

perfect-eggsThe simplest breakfast of them all, and one for those who are strapped for time, is the humble and much underrated boiled egg. I like my yolks runnier than the rest of my household are comfortable with, so I boil mine for three minutes if the eggs are small and four if they’re large. My favourite toppings are raw salted butter, or coconut oil and sea salt. 

What’s your favourite breakfast?