Perfect Pancakes

Protein PancakesThe other day I was listening to the radio and they were talking about what your younger self would be shocked to know about you now?  

Ha! Where should I begin?!

For instance my younger self used to be able to whoop it up two days in a row no problem. Now, I need a solid two to three days just to recover. My younger self also used to eat McDonalds on the way home from said crazy nights. Now I can’t even remember the last time I went to McDonald’s. Actually that’s a lie, I was in Sweden about five years ago getting ready to board a ferry to Finland but my “travel buddy” (nice way to say ex) was lured in by the sweet salty scent and glowing golden arches. Only when we walked through the doors the line up was so long you’d think that Santa was going to be sitting there at the end handing out Christmas wishes and Big Macs. But being a good girlfriend I sucked it up and said “of course we can wait babe” and got into the longest line of life for a stupid cheeseburger.

Gluten Free SwedenStanding there in Mickey D’s and being stuck in such a long a$$ line I started reading the board hovering above my head and to my surprise, Sweden, had kicked it up a notch and decided to offer gluten free buns as an option for super cool kids like myself. Oddly enough this still didn’t have me craving any sort of special sauce. My “travel buddy” on the other hand, who looking back now I think was trying to impress me opted for the GF bun, but let me make this next point VERY clear… this was entirely his choice, it was NOT a dietary need, and no pressure was added from moi.

So there burger in hand, standing on the street corner and as any good spectator would, I am now phone out ready to document this epic event. I mean if you’re going to wait over 30 minutes for a burger PLUS try the GF bun option, I want to have a video to remember it by. He slowly peels back the white paper and took the biggest bite imaginable, only this bite wasn’t followed by joy or fulfillment, no this bite was followed by me laughing so hard that I almost peed my pants. You know that look someone gets on their face when they’ve eaten something that could quite possibly be the worst thing they’ve ever EVER tasted?!? That was the look he had on his face, and without missing a beat that giant bite ended up right back where it began. Pretty sure that was the one and only time in our relationship where my allergy fully ruined his day.

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So the moral of this story is to never opt for GF at McDonald’s and if by chance you do – ALWAYS have your phone ready!

But in classic Cow Crumbs style I have managed to clean up the gluten filled pancake and make it with only a handful of healthy ingredients, giant bites are encouraged here.

Gluten Free Pancakes


2 eggs

1 banana

1 tbsp coconut flour

Pinch of baking powder

1 tbsp coconut oil

Salt to taste

In a small mixing bowl toss all of your ingredients together except the coconut oil, and then with a hand mixer beat on high for about a minute or two.

Next toss your coconut oil into a frying pan and heat on medium low until melted.

Once your pancake mixture is all mixed up, pour into your pan, and cook for about 4-6 minutes per side. You’ll know it’s ready to flip when the top of the pancake starts to come together and little bubbles start to form on top.

The flip is not an easy task, and I can’t even tell you how many times I have destroyed a good pancake, but just remember, no matter how it looks when you’re done it will still taste delicious. I like to top my pancake with either another dollop of coconut oil, home tapped maple syrup, or even almond butter will do the trick.

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