Spring is in the air, which means healthy habits are coming more naturally to me. I no longer feel the constant urge to eat candy under a blanket and watch Netflix for hours on end. I have so much more motivation to exercise and eat well. The longer days make a huge difference. It’s amazing how much more energy I have to make dinner when it’s light outside.
This pancake recipe came about on an unexpected day off. Baby E was very sick so I got to stay home with her. Like any parent, I enjoy the snuggly part of sick days. We sat together on the couch for an extra long time with no agenda. She napped quite a bit so I enjoyed the beauty of silence. This is very rare for me these days as the twins must be in the prime inquisitive stage. I am usually being asked 3-4 questions at once, with voices getting louder with every repeat of what they are trying to say. Needless to say, I really enjoyed my quiet time that day. I wanted something delicious to eat and chocolate chip pancakes happened. They are so delicious, it’s wonderful. You can buy paleo chocolate chips if you would like. I try to find chocolate chips with simple ingredients and, ideally, no soy lecithin.
Paleo Chocolate Chip Pancakes
1/2 c butter, melted plus some for grilling
1 c non-dairy milk
1 t vanilla
1 t baking soda
1 T coconut sugar
2 c almond flour
1 c chocolate chips
- Whisk eggs and milk together in medium bowl
- Add vanilla, baking soda, and coconut sugar and whisk to incorporate.
- Add the almond flour and stir until fully combined.
- Add chocolate chips and stir until fully combined.
- Heat butter on medium heat in nonstick skillet. Scoop about 1/3 c of the batter for each pancake.