Paleo Maple Bacon Pancakes (Gluten Free/Grain Free/Nut Free and Dairy Free)
Wow, I feel like this summer is going by SO fast. I still can't believe that the 4th of July has already past. And, I also can't believe that my littlest one who is now 11 months old will be a year old at the end of this month. It's just flying by right before my eyes. I wish I had a pause or slow down button I could just push. I'm sure many of you out there feel just the same way as I do. Anyway, about this recipe....bacon, bacon, bacon!! And guys, when I say to eat bacon I don't mean to just go out and buy your Oscar Meyer Bacon ok!!! I want you to get REAL bacon. Bacon that comes from happy pigs, and doesn't contain all the fillers, antibiotics, artificial flavors etc. Bacon can be part of a healthy diet as long as get a quality source bacon. If you can't find any from your local farmer, then try one of your local natural food stores or whole foods will have good options. There are also some convenient online options like Pete's Paleo bacon, and Wellness Meats has pastured bacon as well.
Do you ever remember as a kid dipping your bacon into your pancake syrup? Or maybe you still do it. If you haven't you are definitely missing out. There is something about the saltiness of bacon, and the sweetness of maple syrup that just pairs well together. These pancakes have bacon inside them, and crumbled bacon on top. They are just delightful, and all my kids were begging for more.
Servings: 10-12 Medium sized pancakes
- 6 Pieces of Bacon
- 5 Eggs
- 1/2 c Cassava Flour (not to be confused with tapioca starch, they are different)
- 1/4 c Coconut Flour
- 1TBSP Maple Syrup (I prefer grade B/dark)
- 2TBSP Grass-Fed Butter or Ghee, or Coconut Oil for dairy free version melted (plus more to cook the pancakes in)
- 1c Coconut or Almond Milk (or less depending on how thick you want the batter)
- 1tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/4tsp Sea Salt
- 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
Directions: Cook the bacon until crispy and set aside to cool. The cooled enough cut the bacon into small pieces and set aside. In a large mixing bowl add all of your dry ingredients (make sure to sift the flours). In a separate bowl add your egg, along with your almond/coconut milk, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and melted butter. Beat the wet ingredients together until mixed then slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry continuing to mix until no clumps are present. When everything is mixed together fold in half of the bacon pieces into the pancake batter. Let sit for about 5 min then cook your pancakes on a griddle or pan of choice. I cook mine in ghee or coconut oil. Serve pancakes with the remaining bacon pieces and drizzle with some maple syrup. Enjoy!!!