Okay, now a few of you have commented that you had some trouble getting the paleo pancake to come out right. The most commonly cited recipe was the one below:
1 heaping tablespoon of almond butter
Mash the bananas and add the egg. Mix well and stir in the almond butter. Add more almond butter if you want a more pancake-like texture.
Here is what I found that might help you out in making these:
1. Don’t heat the pan too hot. The outsides will burn super fast if the pan is on medium heat or higher. I burned a few before I figured out that turning it down to about a med-low heat worked best.
2. Try less oil or butter (probably 1/2 tsp is all you need per batch) or they will get too moist.
3. The pancake may need to cook up to 4 minutes per side initially until your pan or griddle gets hot enough.
4. Flip fast and get a good wide spatula, also helps to grease the spatula.
Hope that helps. It took me a few attempts to figure these out, and I can’t guarantee everyone will have the same results, I think it varies highly depending on the stovetop you are using.
On another completely unrelated note, here is an article that Nathan L. found and forwarded to me:
Here is the passage I want you to really read closely:
- Orthorexics: Those affected may start by eliminating processed foods, anything with artificial colorings or flavorings as well as foods that have come into contact with pesticides. Beyond that, orthorexics may also shun caffeine, alcohol, sugar, salt, wheat and dairy foods. Some limit themselves to raw foods.”
What does that remind you of? Well, I can tell you the first thing that came to mind was “Who has a beef with people that eat paleo and why in the world would limiting sugar, salt and processed foods be an eating disorder?”
But lets re-examine what this is saying. Yes, all those things are great. Starting out limiting processed foods and sugar is wonderful and has health benefits. Going even further and refusing to eat anything other than raw vegetables would be seriously nutrient-limiting. So I think there’s a safe level and then a point at which you become an obsessive, raw-food eating vegan who starts to waste away into scrawny emaciation. What I really want everyone who reads this to grasp is that there is no 100% pure, safe, non-contaminated food.
There is no way you are going to avoid all herbicides, pesticides and environmental toxins. Even pasture-fed cows eat grass that has been contaminated by by-products of manufacturing that accumulate in the atmosphere and rain back to Earth. Don’t take it to an extreme. Buying good, clean food grown or raised with environmentally sound practices is optimal. But if you don’t every time, its not the end of the world and there’s no reason to go eat raw turnips and bamboo shoots for months to ‘cleanse’ yourself. Just my 0.02. I’d be interested to hear what your thoughts on the subject are.