Jen’s Lazy Grain-Free Banana Walnut Pancakes with Coconut Maple Vanilla Sauce

I love cooking all day and night, but in the morning? Nope. I love super easy, lots of flavor, and some nice fuel for the day. If that sounds like you, I think you’ll love these!

Jen’s Lazy Grain-Free Banana Walnut Pancakes

Whisk together in a bowl:
3 cups Birch Bender’s paleo pancake mix (It’s just cassava (a root vegetable), coconut, and almond flour)
2 3/4 cups water
1 teaspoon almond extract
(I ran out. You’ll do better.)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Stir in:
4 bananas – rougly chopped. A pastry cutter works beautifully. Not too big, not too small….
1 cup walnuts – roughly chopped

Dot an oiled or buttered skillet or griddle with ¼ cup mounds of batter. Flip when golden perfection. Repeat.

Top with extra bananas and walnuts if you’re so inclined.

I like alternatives to syrup, but you do you! Here’s a vanilla sauce with just a little maple.

Coconut Maple Vanilla Sauce

For the sauce, combine, and heat til thick and bubbly, whisking occasionally:
1 can full fat coconut milk
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon cornstarch

Hand to someone wonderful. Let them sauce it themself to their desired sauciness level.

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Need a griddle? Mine’s my favorite combo – cheap and awesome!

Cuisinart 655-35 Chef’s Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 13-Inch by 20-Inch Double Burner Griddle – Charcoal

Pastry Cutter

I get asked about my spice wall all the time. The magnetic tins on the wall are great for any spices or salt-free blends. Salt corrodes the tins, so anything with salt is in a glass jar on the counter underneath.

20 magnetic spice tins

12″ x 24″ magnetic base

My favorite knife. It’s a 7″ full tang Santoku. I chose the Ikon handle design, which is wonderfully ergonomic. I have spent hours on a produce sculpture before and my hand was just as comfy at the end. It’s worth the pennies.

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Wusthof WU4176 Classic Ikon 7-Inch Santoku, Hollow Edge, Black

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