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“Meggos” aka Paleo-friendly Pancakes

6 Jan

I’ll be honest: I am a picky eater. I dont’ like cheese. I don’t like mayonaise. I don’t like salad dressing, or sour cream, or liver. There’s a lot of other things I don’t like… I could list them but I’d rather not bore you. But one of them is also eggs. I never could get past their texture… or their smell. I WANTED to like eggs, I really did. I always thought they were fun to crack, and I love the way sunny-side up eggs look… so cute! But I didn’t like them.

When I started to eat paleo/primal, I noticed a lot of paleo meals involved eggs. Frittatas, omelets, scrambled eggs… the list went on. I felt like I was missing out on a very convenient source of protein. And then I came across this blog post that changed my outlook on eggs.

All I had to do to like eggs was disguise them as a pancake. It was genius. Just add a banana and BOOM. Success.

I’ll eat these anytime of day… it’s simple, easy, and doesn’t take much time. I’ve taken to calling them “Meggos” (you know, cus my name is Meghan and all..) but I didn’t come up with this recipe so who the hell do I think I am? Anyway… here’s the recipe:

All you do is:
1. Heat a frying pan on low-medium heat
2. crack and whisk 2 eggs
3. mash up 1 banana (I just use a fork) and add that mashed banana to the whisked eggs
4. I add a dash of vanilla extract and a good sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice to my batter to make it even better. Stir that batter up real good..
5. Melt some extra virgin coconut oil in the now-hot pan
6. Pour in some batter. let it sit until it’s firm enough to flip… this can be tricky and even with all the “pancakes” I’ve made, I still screw up and flip too early, too late, etc.
7. Cook on the other side about another minute or so… till it’s golden brown and done.

These are good. They’re not the same as ihop pancakes… but they are comforting, filling, and I really enjoy them.

I also like to take some frozen berries, heat them up in the microwave for about 45 seconds, and then mash them with a fork to make a quick berry-compote of sorts. Pour that on top and you got yourself some delicious berry paleo-friendly pancakes.

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Recipe Share #3: Paleo Coconut Crepes

13 Aug

As a Dallas-native, I’ve eaten at nearly all of the Cafe Brazil locations across the metroplex. I really enjoy that restaurant, but I always get the same dish every time I go: Fruit Pancrepes. This is the description, as seen on Cafe Brazil’s menu:

Seasonal Fresh Fruit, topped with our Homemade Pancrepes, Crème Anglaise, Raspberry Sauce, Walnuts and Powdered Sugar (served cold)

Basically, it’s a plate of sweet deliciousness. I get teased by my family for never trying anything different. But why would you if you could choose fruit pancrepes? Just look at them!

Cafe Brazil’s Fruit Pancrepes

*image found here at Foodspotting.com

I’ve tried a few times at re-creating Cafe Brazil’s fruit pancrepes… and I succeeded (or at least I did in my mind) back last year when I used an Alton Brown crepe recipe, some creme anglaise recipe I found online, and another raspberry sauce recipe I found somewhere else online. Those recipes are not paleo-friendly though… so I had to come up with a new approach. So I found this recipe from FastPaleo and improvised.

Paleo Crepes

And they aren’t half-bad. I follow the recipe directly from the FastPaleo version, with the only modification being that sometimes I like to add a dash of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon to the batter for a little extra niceness. After the crepes are made and arranged in their folded triangles on my plate, I try to capture the essence of Cafe Brazil’s fruit pancrepes by making my own paleo-version of creme anglaise sauce to pour on top. It’s pretty simple: mash up some berries of your choosing with a fork in a little bowl, pour in some canned coconut milk, stir it up, and pour that on your crepes. Add some extra berries/fruits to your liking. If you really need it, you could sweeten the creme sauce by adding a little honey or maple syrup…but I think the berries add enough sweet flavor.

There you have it. The paleo option for Cafe Brazil’s Fruit Pancrepes: my favorite brunch meal in Dallas.