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Banana Pumpkin Pancakes

8 Feb

A new breakfast staple in my house is banana pancakes. The first recipe I saw for these called for 2 bananas/2 eggs/ 2 tablespoons of almond butter. They were delicious but my batter wasn’t a consistency I liked. They were delicious though, like banana nut bread!  I saw another recipe that called for 1 banana/ 2 eggs. I decided to try this one and I like it much better! A few days ago I saw a can of pumpkin in my cabinet and decided to play with the recipe.  As with everything I seem to make, it’s super easy, kid-friendly, and oh-so-delicious!

1 can of pure pumpkin

2 bananas

6 eggs

1 tablespoons of pumpkin pie spice

a thumbs worth of butter, ghee, or coconut oil

Puree all ingredients in a food processor or blender. This makes A LOT. I portioned it into 4 equal containers. Each container made me about 8 to 10 small pancakes.

pumpkin banana pancakes1

Now heat up your skillet on medium heat and add some fat. You could use butter, I used coconut oil.  I use just a regular spoon and use 2 spoonfuls for each pancake.

pumpkin banana pancakes cooking

Takes just slightly longer than regular pancakes to mostly cook through. Give it a few minutes and when there are bubbles around the edge and the middle part will be kind of “solid” looking as opposed to liquidy. Flip over and cook another minute or two. Done.

pumpkin banana pancakes

Garnish with berries and serve. For syrup use a touch of local raw honey or a good quality maple syrup (check the label, there shouldn’t be anything but maple syrup in it!!) Your kiddos will be happy because they get pancakes. You’ll be happy because they’re eating whole delicious food!

Here are some regular banana pancakes I made a while back. 2 bananas and 4 eggs. It made A LOT of pancakes, at least 20. You could half it and save some for another meal or cook them up and store them in the fridge for snacks or a really quick meal for the kids.

kiddos pancakes

Gigi is having fresh blueberries with hers.(non-messy version)  For Hunter I heated up some frozen berries for about 3 minutes and it made a compote, no added sugar, the fruit is sweet enough! No syrup needed!

Do you make a version of banana pancakes? I’d love to hear your different recipes or if you try this one, please let me know what you think.

Pizza! Pizza!

7 Feb

Alright folks I have attempted two different pizza recipes this week, all primal, gluten free, and of course DELICIOUS! First one I made a few days ago when Hunter requested pizza for dinner, as I have said before, he has a little trouble with the primal thing, especially in the grocery store, which was where we were during this conversation. 6 year olds just don’t understand that peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, which are awesome, just aren’t that good for you. Hell, I have a hard time understanding this myself.

I have been meaning to try this recipe for a pizza crust made with cauliflower for a while so it seemed like the perfect night. It turned out okay. As far as flavor goes, it’s great. However don’t be expecting an imitation for the consistency of a bread dough.

1 head of cauliflower

olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

1 egg

italian seasonings of your choice, I used basil and garlic powder, about 2 teaspoons of each. Oregano would be equally delicious.

Pizza sauce preferably homemade or hopefully one without added sugar or other nasty ingredients. I’ve only managed to find 1 store bought one at Target that fits that bill. Giada de Laurentis Marinara with artichokes. It’s sooooo good too.

Toppings of your choice

Preheat your oven to 450. Cut your cauliflower into pieces and use a food processor or blender to get a grainy texture. I tried to use a cheese grater at first and this was laughable so I put it in the blender a little bit at a time. It’s very moist so kind of a pain. I would definitely recommend using the food processor if you have one but don’t over do it or you will puree it. Once you’re finished with that put it in a bowl and microwave for about 8 minutes. Add your egg and seasonings and mix until combined. Spread a bit of oil onto your cookie sheet or pizza pan and transfer your “dough”. With your hands work it out onto the pan evenly just like you would a crust. Brush with olive oil. Bake this at 450 for about 15 minutes.

cauliflower pizza crust

Add your sauce, toppings, and cheese. Place under broiler for 3-5 minutes until cheese melts.

We had pineapple and olives.

Hunter pizza Hunter eating cauliflower pizza

He had to eat it with a fork but as you can see he loved it! Kid approved, healthy, paleo option for dinner!

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