{Almost} Paleo Pancakes

I have another super easy recipe for you.

I was trying to figure out what to do with my last two bananas before they went bad (that didn’t include freezing them) and this is what I came up with after checking out about three different recipes online.

Don’t get all bent out of shape because they’re called “Paleo.” If you’d like, we can call them “pancakes made from crap you usually have in your kitchen,” because that’s basically what they are.

Ingredients:

  • 2 small bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • blueberries (optional)

1.  Put everything but the blueberries in a food processor/blender.

At the last minute, I realized I didn’t have almond butter, so I used natural peanut butter instead (hence the “almost” Paleo Pancakes).

Blend until you have batter.

2. Grease a pan with coconut oil. (Or get lazy and use Pam like me. That is a cooking spray. Not a woman named Pam, you perv.)

3. Pour 1/4 cup batter for each pancake. (Add the blueberries on top if that’s your thing.)

4. Cook for 3 minutes on each side at a medium heat.

Makes 8 pancakes. Well, I’m assuming it does because some of the batter ended up on my thigh and on the floor, so I got 7 1/2 pancakes out of it.

I ate four of them and they were surprisingly filling. I don’t get full easy. Trust me. I’m the girl that waits for you to put your fork down so I can eat off your plate. So make these. They’re good and picky husband approved. If you don’t have a husband but want one, this recipe will make it happen.*

 

*Probably not accurate

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

You can thank me for this one later. Actually, don’t thank me for it. Thank this girl because that’s where the recipe came from. She also has pictures that look delicious instead of like the little turds you’re about to see.

Pale Choc Chip Cookies

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 cup almond butter (I used the roasted smooth version from Whole Foods.)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Whenever I see 1/2 tsp of salt in a recipe, I omit it, but I just learned recently that a little salt actually brings out the natural sweetness of foods. Who knew? Probably everyone but me. Just don’t skip that.

1. Mix all the ingredients except the chips.

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2. Fold in the chips.  (Before you do, it’s best to sample them to make sure their safe. Never can be too sure.)

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3. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

4. Spoon about 1 tbsp of batter for each cookie.

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5. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes and then let cool.

I used a heaping tablespoon to make the cookies, but they turned out a little bigger than I wanted, so next time I’ll use a not so heaping tablespoon.

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The batter made 13 cookies.

This is about the easiest recipe ever. I had serious doubts these would even taste like cookies since they’re flour-less, but they are crazy soft and delicious. These are especially good if you’re looking for a lower carb/no added sugar option when you want to eat healthy but need something sweet so bad you’d punch a baby for it.