Just to let you know, I haven't always been at my idea weight. In fact, I was at one time, a whopping 250 pounds and it was definitely not a pretty sight. Food has always been the center of life in my household however it became an issue for me in the worst way possible.
One day I had enough. I simply looked at myself in the mirror and gave myself a mental slap in the face. It was time to change and after many failed attempts with various weight loss programs, I started watching my carbs. Amazingly, this did the trick and the fat magically melted away and by the end of 6 months, I was pretty close to my ideal weight of 140 pounds.
Since the Paleo Diet is all the rage these days ( it hasn't really caught on in Japan ), I decided to make a paleo version of my pancakes. Believe me it wasn't all that easy, but as most of my friends know, I love a challenge and until I got it right, I wouldn't get a good night's sleep.
My last attempt just happened to be this morning and for breakfast, I made these beautiful pancakes that are completely gluten-free as well as containing absolutely no refined sugars. The best thing about all of this is how easy they are to make in addition to being absolutely delicious.
If you're on a low-carb diet, the paleo diet or just want to eat cleaner, here's the recipe.
1 tablespoon erythritol
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 almond flour
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
2. Add the almond flour, salt, baking soda and arrowroot powder, making sure to blend well.
3. Heat the grapeseed oil over medium-low heat.
4, Pour 1 heaping tablespoon of batter onto the skillet for each pancake.
5. Cook 3-4 minutes or until bubbles form on the surface of the pancakes.
6. Flip the pancakes and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
7. Serve with maple syrup, a sprinkling of cinnamon or some fresh berries.
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