There’s nothing that says “weekend brunch” quite like a stack of fluffy pancakes piled sky-high, dripping in melted butter and doused with real maple syrup.
While that whole situation is seriously delicious, it can also be a serious gut bomb. Even as a self-confessed pancake addict, I stopped eating them for years because the high quantity of refined sugars + carbs would take my blood sugar on a roller coaster ride that left me with a headache, mood swings and intense hanger/sugar cravings only hours later. Anyone else been there?
But after seeing stacks on stacks showing up in my insta-feed, I decided it was time to give it another go. Only this time I was on a mission to make pancakes you could indulge in without drastically affecting your blood sugar balance, hormones, gut or mood.
AKA pancakes that taste good and leave you feeling good too. So you can continue on with your weekend doing fun things like a normal person, instead of wanting to go lie down on the couch for hours or relying on more sugar + caffeine to get you through the rest of the day.
And I really think I may have done just that with these pumpkin-spiced paleo pancakes. They’re rich in quality protein (almond/coconut flour, eggs, cashew butter, collagen), fat (coconut oil, vanilla-bean ghee) and fiber (almond/coconut flour, pumpkin) that will balance out your blood sugar, energy and leave you feeling satiated for hours.
They also sneak in veggies (hello pumpkin), metabolism-boosting spices like cinnamon and gut-friendly, probiotic-rich foods like coconut yogurt and collagen. They’re gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free and refined-sugar-free and friendly for many gut symptoms (leaky gut, SIBO), autoimmune diseases or hormone imbalances like PCOS or Hashimoto’s.
And just in case you needed verbal confirmation, yes, they’re still ‘effin delicious.