(oh, and they’re vegetarian and gluten, dairy, soy free)
I just spent a beautiful afternoon with amazing friends. Lately, on a daily basis and multiple times, I’m just looking around me and bowing down in gratitude. The people we have in our lives are everything – everything. When I’m with my son, at the studio teaching, or teaching privately, with friends, in my home and neighbourhood – at the post office – or honestly anywhere – I’m just in awe of this community (and I’m guessing wherever you live, you are in the same boat). This is all a variety of delicious pancakes.
This morning I made my son the particular and actual pancakes that inspired this post, for the first time, and they were a stellar hit. I then went off to teach a yoga class which I loved every minute of and felt really good about. Took care of our hens, our bunny and am now cosy on the sofa, in front of the fire wanting to share the pancake recipe with you. But here’s the thing. As many of you know – I’m so all about health is wealth and that making the investment in being healthy = being happy. And, as I share with my son and others – I’m really motivated by feeling good and having the energy and attitude to keep loving, living and sharing whats good and working. And lovelovelove to share that with others who are curious and inquiring. And somehow, all of this ties in. The experiences we curate in our lives (and yes, we are in fact in the drivers seat about this) all and I mean ALL, fundamentally feed us just like the delicious pancakes I made this morning for Jude. So, I just ask that you start to really pay attention to how your interactions are affecting/landing with, you, how your moments are feeding your journey and what kind of investment you are making in your health and happiness? Its about what you eat yes, but also so much about what you do, who you choose to spend your time with, what you choose to expose yourself too (read: media, stress, experiences, negativity, chemicals, people who take you down, fast food etc etc) Not that I’m remotely interested in perfect (what is that anyway?) so please don’t misunderstand the point. But just about mindful, intelligent choices that feed our truth, inner narrative and compass.
And so, to get to this recipe. Just because it happens to check all those latest boxes of being: paleo, gluten, dairy and soy free and perhaps most importantly QUICK AND EASY – that doesn’t compartmentalize it into the latest trend in nutrition or health. Plain and simple – it’s just really good. As you’ve got this far, you’ve earned the recipe, so here we go:
Coconut Flour Pancakes
¼ cup coconut flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 pinch sea salt
3 tablespoons melted coconut oil, plus more for frying pancakes
1 tablespoon maple syrup
3 large eggs, whisked
½ cup almond milk
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix the dry ingredients in a small bowl. Then combine all the wet ingredients except the melted coconut oil in a medium bowl. Whisk together until smooth, then whisk in the coconut oil.
Heat coconut oil in large skillet over medium-low heat and pour 2 – 3 tablespoons of batter per pancake into the skillet (almost ¼ cup per pancake) and cook about 2 – 3 minutes until bottom has turned golden brown) and then flip over and cook for another 30 seconds to a minute. Repeat until you’ve used all the batter. Serve warm with maple syrup and perhaps mixed berries. Enjoy!