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Flourless Pancakes

I came across this recipe in Robb Wolf’s The Paleo Solution and loved it (shout out to David for the show). If you are on the Paleo diet, or you have a gluten allergy, or you just want to eat something without flour in it, this is a great recipe for breakfast or as a snack. I’ve only made this as a sweet dish, but I’m sure you could find ways to make it savory.

You might need to do a bit of hunting for the cashew or macadamia butter. I found some at Sobey’s, but if your local grocery store doesn’t have any, then you probably have to go to a health food store. I’m sure there are a dozen places in Kensington market that sell it.

Also, it’s super easy to make applesauce from scratch. Just quarter a couple apples, and put them in a covered pan with an inch of water or so and cook on low for 15 minutes. The apples will completely break down and turn into applesauce. Just get rid of the apple skin, and put in a bowl for later use.  Don’t buy it unless you really have to!

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup nut butter, use macadamia or cashew, peanut butter doesn’t work
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • coconut oil

Mix everything together but the coconut oil. Next, grease a pan at medium heat with the oil, and wait for it to melt.  Then just pour out the batter into pancakes, flipping after a couple minutes. You might ruin a few until you get a feel for what the right temperature should be and how long it should take before you flip them (everyone’s pans and stoves are different). About two minutes for the first flip worked for me, and the  maybe another minute for the second side.

You can dress these up however you want. I got a little fancy with it and made some apple-strawberry coulis, but you can do any fruit sauce, more applesauce, etc.