Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Best Paleo Pancakes + A New Year New You Giveaway!

{Disclaimer: This post is brought to you by The Skinny Confidential and well my love for good clean eats. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.}

If you've been following this blog for awhile or just a few months I'm sure you've picked up on a few things -- (one) I love food and (two) I'm a health/fitness junkie. Even pregnant! I started reading The Skinny Confidential about a year ago (if you're not reading it start today) so when Lauryn's team asked if I was interested in featuring an aspect of her new book and hosting a giveaway I jumped at the chance.

The Skinny Confidential is a lifestyle blog that keeps you coming back for more. Honestly, there's a little something of everything -- Fitness, Food, Fashion, etc. Her book The Skinny Confidential: A Babe's Sexy, Sassy Health and Lifestyle Guide incorporates all the same elements. 

Let's focus on food because I'm pregnant and it's really the only thing I think about these days. I'm not kidding I'm already contemplating what to eat for lunch.  

Although, pancakes are an American breakfast staple it doesn't mean you should eat them on the regular. Well what if I told you it's now possible?! Are you giddy with excitement. Well after I tried Lauryn's two ingredient pancakes I was.

via The Skinny Confidential 

Two-Ingredient Pancakes

Let me introduce you to heaven on earth: two-ingredient pancakes. This recipe will change your Sunday mornings. Not only will you not feel bloated after a huge breakfast, but you’ll feel full, satisfied and healthy!

SERVES: 1-2

½ cup/120 g ripe banana, very mashed
2 eggs
1 heaping tbsp/10 g flaxseed (optional)
Coconut oil cooking spray
Optional: pumpkin spice, cinnamon, berries and a few squeezes of lemon juice

+ Mix banana and eggs in a bowl. Add 1 heaping tbsp/10 g of flaxseed if you want your pancakes to really hold together well. Heat a skillet to medium heat and spray with coconut oil cooking spray. Scoop a bit of batter (think the size of a tennis ball for one pancake) onto the skillet. Cook until the edges are dry. You want your pancake thin. Flip. Cook till golden brown. Goal: 4 to 6 pancakes. I like to add about 3 dashes of pumpkin pie spice. Garnish with a dash of cinnamon, a few berries and a squeeze of lemon.


NOTE: If you’re pressed for time, use a blender to mix ingredients.

Blogger Notes: I've tried a few different "paleo" style pancakes and hands down these are the best so far. No need to just save them for Sunday mornings -- enjoy them any day of the week. Personally, I added a bit of cinnamon to the batter and topped the cakes with just a bit of maple syrup. Hey, I'm pregnant don't judge.

Watch the cakes closely you don't want them to burn. So how did my short stack look? Not bad if I must say!



As apart of my review and The Skinny Confidential New Year New You blog tour, Lauryn is kindly offering one lucky reader a signed copy of her book -- The Skinny Confidential: A Babe's Sexy, Sassy Health and Lifestyle Guide.


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23 comments:

  1. i'd probably use the food processor to make baby food! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  2. Great review and those pancakes look YUMMY! You should link up - http://www.runningwithsdmom.com/2015/01/wednesday-giveaway-roundup_13.html

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  3. MMMM Pancakes are so good especially ones that are GOOD for you!

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    1. They were prefect after a 50 min spin sesh!

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  4. My goal is to run a half marathon! I signed up and have already started training for mine in June. :o)

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    1. Woohoo! Hopefully I can start training early enough to run it as well.

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  5. To run an official race! A 5k or a 10k, I'm not sure yet!

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    1. Great goals! I definitely want to enter more races this year.

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  6. Fun giveaway! I love TSC as well. This year, I'm aiming to get more flexible with once a week yoga, and hoping to cook one new recipe a week!

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  7. I'm aiming for running 1,000 miles this year!

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  8. I plan to walk daily and learn yoga.

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    1. Yoga seems to be on trend among us ladies this year!

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  9. A few of my 2015 goals: cook more/eat out less, exercise more, organize/deep clean my house.

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  10. Love this pancake recipe! I am a religious protein pancake chef, but sometimes I just want to simplify and eat only natural ingredients. I have yet to try adding flax seed to my recipe; I will have to try it. (: Thanks!

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  11. Some of my goals are too do yoga a couple times a week and get my flexibility back!

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