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

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

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


– 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

Check out these awesome free from recipes, from your #FreeFromPancakes team

Gluten Free Jam Jar Pancakes from The Free From Fairy

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free Pancakes from The Intolerant Gourmand  

Gluten Free Apple and Cinnamon Pancakes from Glutarama 

Gluten Free Vegan Chia PancakesUltimate Gluten Free Dairy Free Pancakes (GAPS, SCD, Paleo)   from Free From Farmhouse 

Vegan Banana Pancakes from Le Coin de Mel

Paleo Banana and Almond Pancakes from Paleo Crust

Paleo Coconut Pancakes
from Cherished by Me

Dairy Free Lemon and Sugar Pancakes
by Dairy Free Kids

Coconut and Lime Vegan Pancakes from The Peachicks Bakery

Oat Almond and Banana Pancakes with a Berry Compote
from Easy Peasy Foodie

Low FODMAP and Low SYN Pancakes from Hijacked by Twins 

Beetroot and Buttermilk Pancakes from the Gluten Free Alchemist 

Why Not Host a Pancake Party this Shrove Tuesday?

The Children's Society - Key line logo - on black - RGBI’m honoured to be a blog ambassador for the wonderful charity The Children’s Society. They are encouraging people to get social this Shrove Tuesday, and hold a fundraising pancake party, which is a fab way to raise awareness of their brilliant work. Not to mention vital funds to continue doing what they do best. There’s lots of useful info and links to their resources at the bottom of this post for anyone up for the challenge.  

I don’t know about your kids, but mine are super excited at the prospect of eating tons of yummy pancakes next Tuesday. Especially as I’ve promised to make them a huge batch of my home made vegan nutella-like chocolate spread to go on the top. This is seriously good stuff people, but won’t leave you feeling guilty afterwards (always a bonus). I promise once you’ve given it a go and seen how easy and tasty it is, you will never go back to the shop bought variety. The only problem you’ll have is not scoffing the whole lot! 

Why Not Host a Pancake Party this Shrove TuesdayRecipe: Grain Free, Dairy Free Coconut Pancakes with Nutty Vegan Chocolate Spread

Food intolerance has been a huge problem in my family, and we now eat a diet completely free of all grains which works well for us. Over the years I’ve been rather creative with my pancake making, and this coconut recipe is my very best. These little beauties are full of protein, contain hardly any carbs, and are super easy to make. They only need a minute or two in the pan, and you don’t have to flip them in a dramatic way either, just use a little spatula.

My kids adore them with a drizzle of maple syrup on the top, or my nutty chocolate spread. Whether or not you have food intolerance to contend with in your house, I guarantee these will go down an absolute treat, on Shrove Tuesday or any other day. 

2016-02-01 10.54.28Ingredients (for 8 small pancakes)
4 free range eggs
4 tbsp coconut flour
Coconut oil for frying
1 tsp honey
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp bicarb of soda

Ingredients (for the spread)
100g hazelnut butter 
60ml coconut oil
2 tbsp cocoa
1-2 tbsp maple syrup
tsp vanilla

home made nutellaMethod
– mix all the pancake ingredients well until you have a thick batter

– heat a tbsp of coconut oil in a non-stick pan over a high heat

– add tablespoonfuls of batter to the pan, three or four at a time

– fry the pancakes for 1-2 minutes on either side or until they have browned off and are cooked in the middle

– to make the spread simply combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well, then serve with the pancakes

Enjoy 🙂 

This Shrove Tuesday why not use pancakes as an opportunity to help the most vulnerable children across the country have a better future?

Whether it’s a small get-together in your kitchen, a big party in your community, a twist on your Bake and Brew or something in between, every pancake counts. Just £3 from 7 guests would help a project worker give immediate support to a neglected child who is being manipulated by an adult to perform degrading sexual acts. By asking guests to make a donation, these yummy celebrations help us to continue our work to change the stories of disadvantaged young people.

Spread the word

You can use this poster to spread the word about your pancake party. The Children’s Society also have lots of other great resources you can use at your event to help your fundraising go further or spread the word about what they do.

Cardboard collection box
Event invitations
Leaflet about Children’s Society work
And more

If you would prefer, you can order resources over the phone by calling 0300 303 7000.

There are three ways to pay in donations

  • Use the handy online paying-in form. Pay the money into your bank and then use this form to donate online.
  • Order a giro. Simply take the money to your local bank with the giro and the funds will reach us.
  • Write a cheque made out to ‘The Children’s Society’ and send Freepost to:

The Children’s Society
Edward Rudolf House
69-85 Margery Street

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