The original pancake inspires today’s recipe. Now, I love the original pancake, I grew up on the original pancake! However, now that I am a little older, a little wiser, and a whole lot more in tune with my body, the original pancake just doesn’t seem to do it for me anymore.
This amazing version will have you lip smacking all morning. To make this recipe the best version of itself, it really comes down to the ingredients you buy – organic maple syrup over processed golden syrup. It’s not really worth debating. We all feel the difference, physically and intuitively. Buy non-processed whole foods and experience less cravings, increased satiety, and more energy.
Another ingredient worth taking the time to source correctly is organic eggs. In fact, if you really want to make the transition to healthy eating, practicing conscious meat and dairy consumerism is of the utmost importance. Support your local farmers markets and shop in season to cut down on your planetary footprint. If food is energy, and we are energetic beings, then it pays to be conscious of your food choices. Choose correctly! and raise your energetic frequency to the next level.
A note on eggs:
The standard commercial egg is best avoided since the hens that lay these live in sterile, mechanical environments and are fed various drugs. The eggs they produce often have little or no vitamin B12 and are lacking in virtually every other nutrient.
The protein content of eggs is moderate, and substantially less then meat – they are somewhere in the neighbourhood of high protein grains such as oats. However, due to eggs containing all eight amino acids they are often praised for their high quality protein.
Since the allergenic potential of eggs is among the highest of any foods, some people metabolise eggs much better then others. For those who are not allergic to them and have no mucous problems (eggs are mucous forming), eggs are recommended above meats in cases of insufficient protein. For more information on what the deal is with protein see my article: Transition from a meat based diet to a plant based diet.
The benefits of eggs:
Eggs contain Lecithin, a fatty substance containing phosphorous, produced continuously by the liver. From the liver, Lecithin is sent via the bile to the intestines, absorbed by the blood and distributed to the body. Lecithin is especially important for healthy brain functioning (making up 30% of the dry weight of the brain), nerves and cell membranes. Lecithin acts as an emulsifier for oil and water, it is composed of essential fatty acids, including omega 3 and omega 6, choline and an abundance of B vitamins. It enhances the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, namely vitamin A which plays an important role in Vision • Gene transcription • Immune function • Embryonic development and reproduction • Bone metabolism • Hematopoiesis • Skin and cellular health • and Antioxidant activity. Lecithin also exhibits a calming nature and thus has been shown to reduce hyperactivity.
6 bananas (560 grams)
1 C Coconut flour
½ C Desiccated coconut
1 tsp. Pure Vanilla Essence
Dollop of coconut oil for frying
Mash the bananas in a bowl with a fork
Whisk the eggs separately and then add the eggs to the bananas as well as the remaining ingredients and beat until you have a smooth creamy consistency
Turn your pan onto a medium-low heat. I like 3 (4 and you could burn your crumpet).
Place a teaspoon of coconut oil into your pan and spoon 1.5 Tbs. of mixture to form one crumpet (You should be able to comfortably fit four crumpets into your frying pan per batch).
Fry the crumpets on one side for a good 10-15 minutes or so before even attempting to turn them. Patience is key here, for if you turn them whilst they’re still soft you run the risk of breaking them in half. You can also gently push the whole crumpet onto your spatula using a knife before you flip them. Have a bit of fun and see which method works best for you!
Once you have cooked the entire batch, choose your topping! I like dollops of organic yoghurt with maple syrup and blueberries, cacao nibs and coconut blossom sugar, and non-irradiated cinnamon with raw honey! The toppings can really add a nice variety, but even just eating them plain is a treat and a half!
(Makes 14-15 crumpets)
Enjoy, and let me know how it goes!