I honestly can say that I wake up for pancakes. I literally go to sleep with the taste of my evening pancake still in my mouth just to wake up, work my ass off at the gym and head to work to have my morning pancake for breakfast. This has been my routine now for quite some time. No, I don’t get bored or tired of it because if something is good there is no reason to get bored of it. I actually genuinely don’t understand when people say they have to eat something different every single day – that would truly be physically and mentally tiring to me. I stick to what I know works for my kind of goals and what I like. Sure, I change it around a bit when I feel like it, but for me it’s about consistency and keeping it simple helps with staying consistent. Life is complicated as it is, why make it more so with food – is my motto.
Growing up pancakes were a staple on the weekends – mom would whip up some goodness once in a while. Of course, back then they were quite a bit different than what I make these days. They were called “placki ziemiaczane” which literally translates as “potato cakes”. And yes the main ingredient was a grated potato along with an egg, some flour and a lot of oil for frying – you could make them savoury or sweet. Were they ever greasy, though! So, just judging by the ingredients you could safely assume that I have never made them myself since coming to North America. Today, I make Coconut Pancakes because they fit in with my diet much better than Placki Zmiemiaczane, just look for yourself 🙂
Pour egg whites and stevia into a food processor and set on high for as long as it takes for the egg whites to form stiff peaks.
Add coconut flour, baking powder and extracts and pulse to incorporate. If you just letting go on high again the mixture becomes watery. If you gently pulse you will retain the airiness of your egg whites and I find that a better batter and a much nicer, fluffier pancake.
Transfer into a heated non-stick pan that you gently sprayed with coconut oil.
Cook for 5 minutes on medium on each side.
Transfer into a plate and drizzle some nut butter on top. I like to sprinkle with some cinnamon and BCAAs for a little icing sugar like taste without the actual sugar 🙂