Monthly Archives: April 2013

Banana Almond Pancakes

Short post this time but there isn’t much to say about this recipe.  It’s a delicious pancake recipe even if you aren’t gluten-free and it only has three ingredients!  I got it from a great website that has really good info on living a primal lifestyle.  He even has a lot of good tips if you aren’t 100% paleo.

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Banana-Almond Pancakes
Adapted from here

4 bananas, mashed
2 eggs
3 tbsp. almond butter

Mix this all together and cook in a skillet or electric griddle in a bit of melted coconut oil. You’ll want to cook it at a low heat (I did between 250-300 degrees on the electric griddle) so that they cook all the way through. If it’s too hot the outside will burn and the inside will be runny. These take a little more time than regular pancakes so have some patience and your tastebuds will thank you!

I served ours with warmed berries. The bananas make these pancakes really sweet so you don’t need syrup but I’m sure they’d taste good with a little drizzled on them. I’m saving our maple syrup for some lemon cookies I’m going to make as soon as I get the chance!

 

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Easy Trail Mix and my new favorite appliance

I feel like in some ways I am getting dangerously close to being a full-out hippy. The only thing keeping us on the grid is our minivan and the fact that we vaccinate our child (alternative schedule, in case you were wondering).

But all joking aside I really love making things myself instead of buying them. Sometimes it saves money or time and sometimes it’s just plain fun. Always, it’s a healthy option. To fulfill all of my reasonings behind homemade, from-scratch cuisine I decided to buy a food dehydrator. I think it will be especially useful with preserving herbs from the garden.

Since getting the dehydrator (for $25 on Craigslist I might add) I’ve used it several times and I love it! I’ve dried apples, bananas, pineapple and even made beef jerky. The dried fruit had gone into a yummy trail mix most recently. We’ll be taking it on an upcoming road trip. It includes walnuts, almonds, raisins, chocolate chips, bananas, apples and pineapple. So yummy! The dried pineapple is especially good, tastes like candy.

Really, you can put any combination of fruit and nuts together and you’ll have a tasty trail mix.

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And here is a link to an amazing jerky recipe. Can’t go wrong when You’re following Alton Brown’s instructions!