Healthy make-ahead paleo pancake mix (light & fluffy) 🥞

Sundays are made for pancakes 🥞! And rest! But unless the pancakes are coming out of a box, their preparation usually involves more work than I’d personally like to be putting in on my day of rest. And however comforting, this sinfully delicious Sunday treat is often so loaded with refined carbs and sugar that it risks leaving us with the guilties, setting us back in our wellness goals, and making us hungry, like, one hour later! Is there a way to enjoy an easy Sunday breakfast, without feeling like we have to pay penance during the week?

YES! Enter Carly with the solution, due to some postpartum food prep revelations!

In this post, I’ll show you how to make Sundays easy by prepping your paleo pancake mix. I’ll also share the easiest-ever vegan/paleo whipped cream, how to get “free” almond flour, and the healthiest and yummiest sugar free maple syrup substitute that I’ve been able to find thus far!

The extra eggs & collagen in this recipe give it a real protein boost, which will help fuel you through your Sunday afternoon plans! The extra cinnamon can help with blood sugar regulation, which also translates into prolonged energy.

After perfecting my recipe, I made about 5 of these to keep on hand for easy postpartum breakfasts. I can’t wait to share photos of my jack-of-all-trades-except-in-the-kitchen husband whipping me up some Sunday morning goodies 😃!

Why haven’t I been doing this the whole time??

Paleo Pancake Mix

Makes 1 batch of 8 pancakes

  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup arrowroot flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 scoops collagen powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

“It’s prep time!” Instructions

  • Layer dry ingredients in a wide mouth mason jar, and shake to combine

“It’s pancake time!” Ingredients

  • 4 large pastured eggs
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • ghee, butter or coconut oil to coat skillet

“It’s pancake time!” Instructions

  • Warm your skillet
  • Shake and pour your dry pancake mix into a large bowl
  • Add eggs, almond milk, and apple cider vinegar
  • Mix with a fork until just combined
  • Batter too thick? Add a little more almond milk or water to get the right consistency.
  • Add a small amount of ghee, butter or coconut oil to skillet
  • Spoon the batter onto the skillet, keeping your pancakes approximately 3-4 inches in diameter. Let them cook for 2-3 minutes on one side, then flip and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve em hot with easy paleo/vegan whipped cream and my favourite sugar free syrup (see notes).

Some notes:

  1. I loaded this recipe with cinnamon because its warming qualities are helpful for postpartum healing. Cinnamon also has blood sugar regulating properties to help your body cope with the influx of maple syrup!. I didn’t find it overly cinnamon-y. Most recipes call for a pinch of cinnamon. There’s also the option to set thee cinnamon aside it and use it as a topping instead.
  2. You can get “free” almond flour by saving and drying the pulp from your fresh home made almond milk. Just break up pulp in a parchment lined pan, and bake at 200 degrees for 2 hours. Run it through the blender to break up the chunks, and store it in the freezer.
  3. I recommend storing all nuts and nut products in the freezer, including this make ahead mix. Nuts are great sources of Omega fatty acids, which are unstable at room temperature.
  4. Keep a can of coconut milk in the refrigerator for easy paleo/vegan whipped cream. Just scoop out the hardened part (leave out most of the separated liquid), pop it in the blender, add a teeny bit of liquid from the can & 1 tsp of vanilla. Blend & pop it back into the friend until your pancakes are ready to serve!
  5. For a completely sugar free breakfast, use a little alternative sweetener as a substitute for the coconut sugar, and top your pancakes with Lakanto Maple Flavoured Syrup. It’s sweetened with monk fruit, and is the only sugar free syrup that I’m comfortable using on my pancakes. Unfortunately, it’s not available in Canada and must be ordered from the USA.
  6. In order to make multiple batches, I found it easier to scoop individual ingredients into my mason jars, rather than making a big batch and trying to divide it. Get a little assembly line going with your dry ingredients, and you’ll wonder why you never prepped healthy pancake mix before!

I want to see your paleo pancake prep! Please tag @thriveliveblood on your Instagram/Facebook posts and stories!

Yours in health,

✌️ ❤️  🔬 Carly Del Ciancio

Thank you for reading!

Carly Del Ciancio is the owner and microscopist at Thrive Live Blood Microscopy. She is passionate about sharing the benefits of natural health, and helping her friends, family and clients THRIVE! Carly offers in-office live blood microscopy services in Kingsville & Essex County (suspended during COVID-19 pandemic), as well as wellness consultations near & far.