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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

PQTD podcast #105 Best Paleo Breakfast EVER- Paleo Pancakes!

I think you will be amazed, astounded, and as delighted with this upcoming recipe as I was!

I was down at the family cabin, deep in a coulee in southwestern Wisconsin, taking care of some damage there this winter- you see, a tree fell on the roof, smashing the skylight and scattering safety glass pellets all throughout the inside.  And so, what was to be a day trip to the cabin to check on it turned into a 3 day ordeal, arranging for all the insurance claims adjuster, carpenter, & furnace repairman (that was acting up as well) to take care of things…

Oh, did I mention that my brother’s place, which is next door, had had a furnace breakdown and most of the pipes had burst?

So, I had that as well!  I’m not complaining, since of course now it is all done with for the most part.  (I’m just really, really glad I had brought my sleeping bag down with me “just in case”).  When traveling in the dead of winter here in the northland, a sleeping bag in the car is always a wise precaution!

I felt the need for substantial nourishment at one point, and remembered an old recipe I had tried many, many (pre-paleo) years ago- cottage cheese pancakes!  That recipe had been a paleolithic nightmare, looking back, using wheat germ, egg whites, whole wheat flour- I don’t really remember all of it, but I do remember that they tasted amazing!  Could I find a way to duplicate the taste and texture, and make them Perfectly Paleo Pancakes!!??

I looked online on my iPhone; (I don’t want to take credit for something I did not create), and there it was- cottage cheese pancakes.  Our cabin is deep in small town, rural Wisconsin, and fancy ingredients are NOT available, although really good eggs, cheese, and butter are everywhere. 

This recipe only uses three ingredients! 
1/3 cup rolled oats (Don’t use instant!)  Quaker is fine, and everywhere.
1/3 cup cottage cheese (Full fat for the Paleo version, of course!)
3 eggs  (don’t even think about just egg whites!!)  Pastured Please!

Blend ‘em up in a blender, no Vitamix needed, for maybe 10 seconds.  Or, if no blender, just stir or whisk them well, until liquid.

Pour onto a griddle (I used our big cast iron pan), after you’ve buttered it really well.  That’s it!!

You will be rewarded with the fluffiest, lightest, most golden and delicious pancakes you have ever had-

And they will be the healthiest pancakes, if not
one of the healthiest FOODS
on this Paleo Planet!!

Lots of variations are possible, depending on what you have on hand-

Throw a handful of walnuts in the mix, or berries, or dark chocolate pieces, or banana slices.
Top with whipped cream and maple syrup, or do as I did and top with apple sauce!
Use ricotta cheese and coconut flour for a much lighter, nuanced version, with cinnamon and raw honey

The versions are endless!  And the best part?  You don’t even have to fry up eggs to go with the pancakes, since they are already there!

If you have a Paleo Smoothie, red or green, to go along with your Paleo Pancakes, you won’t be hungry again until supper!  I wasn’t…

I'm ending up with an instrumental I performed last year I called "Winter Day".  I feel it is appropriate!

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