School holidays generally equal lazy mornings and sleep ins. Or so you would think.
My two are early rises, no matter what time of year it is. The darker mornings of winter, now that it’s finally set in, makes me want to laze in bed until the sun has warmed the house. Not my kids though. Phoenix was up at 3:15am this morning, Noah following her not long after at 5:20. Tonight they’re extra rugged up in an attempted to coerce them into a longer morning sleep. At this point I’d be happy with 6 o’clock…..
To me, pancake breakfasts signify a relaxed morning. There’s no rush to get dressed, make lunches, pack bags, brush hair and teeth and eat breakfast before 8am. I suppose if I actually got up at Noah’s 5-something rise time, there wouldn’t be a rush. But I don’t. I just can’t. I am not a morning person. Noah’s shipped off back to bed and I’m crawl in between my warm sheets begging for a few more stolen moments of sleep.
It doesn’t happen. But I still try. Every. Single. Morning.
I look forward to Saturdays and school holidays, so I can enjoy my lazy morning. We’re already a week into the holiday and today is the first morning I’ve been able to make pancakes, which says a lot. Even holidays don’t seem to completely slow us down! Except for today.
I’ve been working on my Paleo Banana Pancake recipe for a little while now and it’s my absolute go to now. I even used it the other night to make waffles (for dinner!) and it worked perfectly.
And they pass the bend test. You know, being able to roll a pancake up and eat it on the go. Because it’s all about the important things.
Mine is a Thermomix recipe but you could substitute the Cashews for Almond Meal if you need to.
Paleo Banana Pancakes:
- 100g Cashews
- 60g Tapioca Flour/Starch
- 2 Tsp Coconut Flour
- 150g Banana (approx 2 bananas)
- 300g Coconut Milk
- 3 Eggs
- Coconut oil, for frying.
- Add the Cashews, tapioca flour and coconut flour to the mixing bowl and mill for 20 Sec/Sp 9. Scrape down sides.
- Add the Banana, coconut milk and eggs and mix for 30 Sec/Sp 4 or until well combined and without lumps. Transfer to another container and let sit or a few minutes (I do this while I wash the mixing bowl) for the coconut flour to help thicken the mixture.
- heat a teaspoon of coconut oil in a fry pan over low heat. Pour some of the batter into the hot pan and cook until bubbles appear. Flip and cook on the other side for another minute. Remove from the pan then continue until the mixture has finished.
I top mine with whatever I have in the fridge. Strawberries and Coconut Cream, lemon curd and CoYo, Nuts and CoYo. Your options are endless!
Just for your Saturday morning.