The joy of bacon never gripped me during my early Paleo days over a year ago, as this want may have been informed by the ingredients and preservatives in store bought bacon, so I tended to avoid it totally. Finding a supplier of grass-fed preservative and sugar-free bacon has been exciting and it has gradually found its’ way into my recent and recent past meals.
With many gluten and sugar free pancake resources available on the www, I used a combination of my regular Paleo banana pancakes, this time omitting the nut butter and adding coconut flour and bicarbonate of soda to the ingredient listing to provide a firm “holding” consistency for these pancakes.
That these are amazing tasting and darn nutritious, so much so that my 2 young sons devoured them as they came off the pan, is evidence of just how delicious these are. They were not even put off that these weren’t entirely perfectly round – I guess that the aroma of them cooking and the taste factor made these pancakes a right royal breakfast treat for them. Being totally gluten, sugar and preservative free, I am slowly winning the battle of “converting” my boys 🙂
A perfect breakfast pancake, with a scrumptious blend of bacon, banana and coconut flour, for those seeking a breakfast with a difference!
Makes 4-5 medium-sized pancakes.
2 or 3 strips of grass-fed bacon, cut in half or into bite sized bits
2 ripe bananas
3 large eggs
3 tblsp coconut flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
Sprinkle of cinnamon, pinch of himalayan or sea salt
- Fry bacon strips in a non-stick pan or griddle, the same surface that the pancakes will be made on.
- Blend all pancake ingredients in a food processor or blender until completely smooth.
- When the bacon is done, spoon pancake batter over the bacon pieces and let cook for about eight minutes. You may need to do this in batches, depending on the griddle or pan size.
- Flip each pancake carefully and let the other side cook. Served warm, with accompaniements as desired, they are amazingly great tasting on their own too!