I didn’t sleep well last night. I woke up at 1:30am to the sound of footsteps, the gate to our backyard opening and closing and two guys talking. I got up out of bed to see who the yard intruders were, and they were on the roof of our neighbors garage. (??!!) Then they vanished. I don’t even know how to make sense of it. Who does that?! Why the roof? I.just.don’t.get it.
While I was waiting to fall back asleep, I planned out my breakfast. Coconut flour pancakes. With bananas. And crunchy almond butter. What an interesting life I lead.
Coconut Flour Banana Pancakes – Gluten Free
Serves 1; yields 3 large pancakes
Heat a frying pan on medium heat, and lightly coat with cooking oil/spray of choice. (Coconut oil is a good choice, btw. )
In a blender or food processor, combine:
3/4 cup egg whites
1 small banana
2 tbsp coconut flour
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp baking powder
dash of cinnamon
Pour batter into preheated frying pan, and cook for approximately 3-4 minutes each side, flipping once.
Serve with toppings of choice. Suggestions: fresh peach slices + a tiny drizzle of maple syrup, strawberry jam + hemp hearts, whipped cream + banana slices + blueberries.
I typically top my pancakes with a combo of crunchy almond and peanut butter. The fats add additional staying power to the meal, allowing the stomach to empty it’s contents a little slower. Meals like this are ideal fuel for someone like me, who is on their feet and on the go all morning.
I have an announcement to make about almond butter. Blue Menu brand (from Real Canadian Superstore) makes an outstanding crunchy almond butter. It’s thin, crunchy and doesn’t dry up halfway through the jar. I eat a jar a week.
What breakfast(s) do you eat to fuel a busy day?
What’s your favorite brand of peanut butter/almond butter?