Paleo pancakes by hudson valley food photographer caylena cahillI’m intrigued by the paleo diet, but mostly because I am a proponent of whole foods and minimizing wheat and other similar products in my diet.

So, naturally, when I find recipes that proport to being like some of the things I love, but paleo friendly without added sugar… I am open to trying – as long as the ingredients aren’t too exotic.

There are supposed paleo pancake recipes floating around the internet, of course. I tried one a few months ago, and it was a failure. I’m guessing I must not have cooked them long enough, because they completely fell apart.

But, honestly, the real problem for me was the texture… nothing like normal pancakes. The flavor was alright, but a little too eggy.

So, this time, I modified the recipe a bit, to try to make them thicker. It was still a bit too eggy for my liking (and I eat eggs daily, so it’s not that I don’t like eggs), but I’m still used to the texture of normal pancakes…

So, this is what I did this time:

1.5-2 medium bananas
2 eggs
1/4 c chopped mixed roasted nuts (Archer Farms)
1-2 tsp flax seeds
1 tsp chia seeds
3/4 tsp corn starch
1/2 tsp baking powder
3-6 strawberries chopped
cinnamon (to taste)
maple syrup (to taste, just for serving)

Mash bananas and mix all ingredients. I did about 1/3 cup batter for each pancake and it made about 8.

If you have suggestions for making it more cakey, without buying a lot of specialty flours, like regular pancakes, I’m all ears.