My husband and I have a long-running Sunday morning tradition that involves listening to a local radio station, eating pancakes, making Mokka coffee (basically lattes), and reading a good magazine. Many mornings we will go for a run at the dog park with our dog, Seger, after breakfast.
When I decided that I was going to cut out grains and dairy, you can imagine what this did for our tradition. We've done some research and we've been able to improvise. By no means am I condoning that this is a healthy meal, but it is definitely healthIER than what we used to have.
We have a mokka pot which makes the espresso and steams the milk on the stove top. We made ours today with decaf espresso and almond milk. My husband likes to have sugar-free caramel syrup in his as well.
These are still a work in progress. They are incredibly difficult to flip; however, they taste just as good when they don't look pretty.
In a blender or food processor, combine:
2 omega-3 enriched eggs
1/2 c. almond flour
1/2 c. almond milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 apple, cored
Blend. Heat a large frying on the stovetop. Add a little bit of canola, olive, or coconut oil to the skillet. Pour in the batter. Add blueberries to the freshly poured batter. Cook on each side for 3ish minutes. These are difficult to flip, so be prepared. :) Serve with real maple syrup.
Knowing all of the above did not guarantee success of it this morning. Our "pancakes" while they tasted delicious, lacked all conventionally agreed upon characteristics of a pancake. It was more of a mound of "dough" smothered in syrup, which I'm okay with. In the midst of making the pancakes, my husband tried to reblend the batter, only to forget to place the lid on the blender. Our dog was very pleased with the outcome, our kitchen cabinets and fridge were not as grateful.
So it wasn't exactly the perfect relaxing Sunday morning we sought, but it was definitely a memorable one. At least the dog enjoyed her Sunday morning treat...
If anyone has suggestions (beyond the Krusteaz pancake mix) to make this turn out better, I'm dying to hear ideas!