Have I ever mentioned I have a sweet tooth? Just a tiny one. One that sometimes consumes my every waking thought. Is that normal?
I’ve noticed that when I eat a predominately Paleo diet I don’t crave quite as many sweets and sugars. Probably because I’m actually filling my body with fats and proteins, and staying away from the starchier carbohydrates. I’m more satisfied. For me, it works.
Even though I’m not craving as many sweets as often, I’m still a victim of good, clean dessert-y meals. Like breakfast. Paleo breakfast. Pancake breakfasts!
I think you should add a little Chocolate Coffee Paleo Pancake to your life, too.
Chocolate Coffee Paleo Pancakes
[grain free, gluten free, dairy free. make 4 large pancakes]
- 1/2 cup coconut flour (or finely ground shredded coconut)
- 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp instant coffee granules (decaf for me! optional for you.)
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Stevia, optional
Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Heat a griddle on medium heat for a few minutes to preheat the pan. Grease the griddle then ladle the batter onto the heated pan. Heat until small bubbles form around the edges of the pancake, flip. Serve with a drizzle of tahini, almond butter, honey, maple syrup, whatever your little sweet (craving) heart desires.
Anything exciting planned for this weekend?
Chocolate? Coffee? Pancakes?