Pecan Flax Paleo Pancakes

Pecan Flax Paleo Pancakes

When you’re in the mood for a hearty Paleo breakfast – one that isn’t filled with all sorts of sweeteners, try these Pecan Flax Paleo Pancakes.

Pecan Flax Paleo Pancakes

Yeah I said it, these babies are not sweet. That means no banana, no vanilla extract, no raw honey and no pure maple syrup – unless you’d like to use those as toppings once they’re made.

Pecan Flax Paleo Pancakes

During my 21 Day 100% Paleo Challenge where my goal was to reduce my sugar intake I kept seeing pancake recipes on Instagram and Pinterest. I figured a Paleo breakfast of savory pancakes would be a good substitute for that craving.

Pecan Flax Paleo Pancakes

And what’s funny is I’m not even a huge fan of pancakes. I’ve always thought the typical restaurant version were such a waste of time and even before we went Paleo my typical breakfast restaurant order was either an omelet or lookin’ atcha eggs (sunny-side up or over easy) with bacon.

Pecan Flax Paleo Pancakes

Pecan Flax Paleo Pancakes

Pecan Flax Paleo Pancakes

Pecan Flax Paleo Pancakes

Yield: Makes 6 hearty pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4-1/2 cup pecans, chopped (plus more for topping)
  • 4 organic eggs
  • 3/4 cup coffee, cold
  • 1-2 tablespoons butter
  • cinnamon, optional
  • pure maple syrup, optional
  • fresh fruit, optional

Directions

  1. In a medium size mixing bowl combine coconut flour, flaxseed meal, tapioca flour, baking soda and 1/4 cup of chopped pecans.
  2. In a small bowl combine eggs and coffee.
  3. Pour liquid ingredients into dry ingredients and stir to combine well.
  4. Heat a griddle, cast iron skillet or large pan over medium heat and melt butter.
  5. Add pancake batter to skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until they've reached your desired consistency. Reduce heat, if needed, to cook through without burning. Repeat until all batter is gone.
  6. Transfer pancakes to a plate. Season with ground cinnamon and serve with additional chopped pecans. If you'd like to add a little sweetness top with some fresh fruit or a drizzle of pure maple syrup.
  7. Enjoy! :)