Saturday, March 5, 2011

Paleo Power Pancakes

I've made pancakes for this blog before, but even in all of my searching, my experimenting, my tweaking and my eating, I have to say these pancakes are my new favorite by a landslide.  They satisfy the need to have light, buttery, fluffy disc that would fool you into thinking you're sitting at {insert big name pancake house} waiting for a bitter waitress to refill your even more bitter coffee. 

***update:  Your protein powder will make a difference.  I get my protein here and it works amazingly well, so experiment with a few different brands to see which works best for texture. 

4 eggs
1 ripe banana, mashed
1/2 Cup Almond butter
30g Scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder 
1/2 tsp baking powder

Combine the eggs, mashed banana, and nut butter until smooth. Mix in the protein powder and baking powder.  Grease a hot skillet or large frying pan with butter and pour pancake batter in by about 1/3 cup scoops. Sprinkle with cinnamon. 
Pancakes are ready to flip when the bubbles rise to the top and pop.

Tope with more almond butter, fruit, or even a poached egg - it's amazing to have something to sop up all that good yolk


Duncan said...

Hey there, thanks for the recipe! Paleo German potato pancakes? I love to make them with rutabaga instead of the potato. delicious! ...I've got my version of the recipe on my site (plus a different way of making paleo pancakes):
(Not much on there right now, but still working on uploading videos!)
Cheers, Duncan

Jacob said...

Just made these for the first time. Thanks for the great recipe!

Seaside Kitchen said...

When I think of a German pancake I see the ones that come in a cast iron skillet, with super high sides and you squeeze lemon on them. I believe they're also called a Dutch baby??

JHDavido said...

The only paleo pancakes my kids have eaten. These are definitely tasty. I had only peanut butter protein powder, but they were still great. Thanks!

Jenn said...

I have a 3 yo, and I've heard I should avoid giving him protein powder??? We just started going "paleo" and we haven't been that drastic with him yet, but I need more creative ways to get protein in him because he hates meat! Do any of you know if there's really any concern there?

Seaside Kitchen said...

Jenn -This is definitely something worth looking in to, and unfortunately I don't have an answer for you. I don't have kids yet, so these recipes aren't kid tested. I'd read the label very carefully on your protein powder and ask a nutritionist. It may be fine for a little one to process (this recipe has 1 scoop - about 28g protein for 10 small pancakes), but you also don't want to stress out their kidneys. If I find out any more info, I'll let you know!

Dana Seilhan said...

It is a myth that protein consumption stresses healthy kidneys. Even when there is a urinary tract problem, the kidneys have to be in renal failure or suffering from one of a few other specific disorders before protein intake begins to matter. If you have any questions about that, see a nephrologist or urologist. They will set you straight.

My daughter was born with vesicoureteral reflux, meaning that during her in utero development, the tubes going from her kidneys down into her bladder did not develop correctly and the valves going into the bladder were faulty. That made her urine run backwards up into her kidneys. Her doctor became aware of the condition when Thea developed a urinary tract infection at four months of age. Not a fun time. But not once did her urologist ever tell us to cut back on her protein intake. It simply was not an issue.

(FYI, if you have a child with VUR or a family history of it, as far as I can tell it is NOT a condition hard-coded for in the DNA--rather, it's caused by malnutrition, which can also run in families but for different reasons. I learned well after Thea's surgery that simply making sure I'd gotten enough real vitamin A in my diet during my pregnancy would likely have prevented her condition. Vitamin A's involved in the signaling process for the development of the kidney and the ureter. Something to keep in mind, those of you wanting [more] kids.)

Dana Seilhan said...

oh and aside from if you're wanting to avoid dairy, the main issue with whey protein powder is whether it's pure and whether it's denatured. Getting whey protein isolate solves the purity issue (you are getting whey, and whey alone); getting non-denatured protein powder solves the denaturing problem. It's going to cost you more, but if you're already buying grass-finished beef and pastured eggs and so on, you already know better food is often reflected in the price tag. Hope this helps.

But yeah, please don't restrict a growing child's protein out of misplaced concern for renal health. He's growing. He WILL use that protein for that growth. No problem unless he's got a contraindicated underlying health condition, and your pediatrician would tell you if that were the case.

Seaside Kitchen said...

Thanks for your comments Dana!

Food Safety Course said...

I think I already visited the blog you mentioned in my research for more recipes. This is also my first time hearing about Paleo Pancakes. Don't know the difference from a regular pancake but this sounds really good.

Anonymous said...

Whey powder is highly insulinogenic, I'whatever you think of that...

And what exactly is 'paleo' these adys? Whey protein powder?

Seaside Kitchen said...

Anonymous - You're right. The Paleo diet is fairly new in the mainstream and there are parts of it that are debated in gyms, homes and coffee shops everywhere. Some believe that whey protein is paleo, others don't. In the end I think we all have to do our own research and make our own judgments. I don't claim to be a scientist, I just like to feed people.

P said...

Woow, this recipe just rocks my breakfast.. Very Tasty and easy to make. I mix it with fresh fruit after the pancake begins to take form in the pan, flip it for a minute and bon appetit!
Even in the Netherlands a big succes now.


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