Pancakes and Muffins

A rich satisfying pancake with that delicious maple flavor is definitely something to look forward to in the morning. I created a recipe that I personally think hits the nail on the head for the best paleo, primal, ketogenic, lowcarb, atkins, glutenfree, sugar free pancake. You can turn this exact same recipe into muffins or even a bread if you are feeling fancy. Check it out:

Dry Ingredients:
1/2 cup coconut flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt (with iodine)

Wet Ingredients:
3-4 eggs 
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk or unsweetened almond milk
2 teaspoons vanilla flavor
1 teaspoon maple flavor

"sugar" sweetener options: (I used a variation of xylitol and liquid stevia)
1/4 teaspoon liquid stevia
1/8 cup xylitol or erythritol 

If you prefer using liquid stevia alone use 1/2 teaspoon liquid stevia for this recipe. Erythritol has become my favorite mix of sugar substitute with liquid stevia. Xylitol can be used the same, it just seems to be more difficult finding Erithritol at the stores recently, so for now its been liquid stevia and xylitol for me. *note* if you are not adjusted to xylitol or erythritol yet slowly add it into your cooking, can cause diarrhea when first using. (I prefer to use both liquid stevia and the granular sugar substitutes to eliminate the "tang" that liquid stevia alone sometimes gives, the options are yours alone :)

Mix all dry ingredients together sift if necessary. Mix all wet ingredients together very well. Mix wet and dry ingredients together. ( I sprinkled cinnamon on my muffins to add some spazaz, that is an option for you)

Oil pan with coconut oil and take 1/4 cup of batter and pour onto heated oiled up pan. Cook as you would a regular pancake. Top with organic butter or gluten free sugar free no carb syrup.

To make muffins heat your oven to 350 oil up muffin pans with coconut oil cooking spray and fill each almost all the way to the top, cook for 30 min or so. I am really bad with telling the times now because I am a bigger fan of just checking and watching the food. I am going to say 30-35 minutes but check your food always, you never want it under cooked or overcooked. (each oven is different) Do the knife test, tooth pick test or fork test in the center of your baked goods, if comes out clean get that baby out of the oven and wait for it to cool, then dig in.

To recreate the "mcgriddle" make pancaked on stove top. Take a glass cup with a large enough "mouth" and "cookie cut" circles in your pancakes. You just created the "bread" of a mcgriddle, now just add the eggs, sausage, bacon and cheese. BAM! Yum sauce:)