Paleo Banoffee Pancakes with Date Caramel

By | July 8, 2019


This paleo pancake recipe is brought to you by my friends at Bob’s Red Mill. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this site (and my healthy breakfast cravings) possible! For more delicious recipes, coupons and stores near you visit BobsRedMill.com.

Yesterday was my first wedding anniversary, something that 359 days ago I wasn’t sure I’d ever be saying.

People don’t believe me that the idea was seeded only 5 days before we actually dove in head first and tied the knot. I talked a little bit about my reasoning in this post. But here’s how it actually went down.

On July 2nd, I met my friend and mentor Debbie on Martha’s Vineyard for a quick breakfast and long catch up. It was the first time I’d seen her since her husband Rob had been diagnosed with stomach cancer, and the previous few weeks had left them both discouraged and heart broken. That morning we cried into our scrambled eggs and talked about how they were preparing for the worst while trying to savor each sweet moment, which included a lot of the island’s finest quiche.

Over the course of our conversation, it came up that Rob had officiated an intimate wedding ceremony for their goddaughter a few weeks prior, just the four of them in their living room—the same spot where they themselves had been married almost twenty years prior in similarly intimate circumstances.

As someone who never wanted a wedding in the traditional sense, for the first time, I could feel with such clarity that this was not only something I could get on board with, but that the scenario was IT.

I asked Debbie if Rob would have the strength and willingness to do something like that for Charlie and myself. Her eyes softened, as we both already knew the answer. And then, as if reading my mind, she said: “Oh, Phoebe. If not now, when?”

Later that afternoon, like many men before me, I asked Charlie to go for a walk to get him out of the house, away from the prying ears of family members, and proposed.

He didn’t say yes, just “ok.” Which was not a measure of his love, just his understandable confusion.

Anyway, you know how the rest of the story goes.

For our first anniversary, I was a little thrown by the paper assignment. Couldn’t year one just maybe be pancakes? Like, really good paleo ones with date caramel?

If there is any one of the earth’s materials that sums up our first year, it would definitely be pancakes, specifically ones made from Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free pancake mix. As many of you know, Charlie’s dedication to these gluten-free pancakes, and his insistence on making them every Sunday, have earned him the nickname Pancake Man on instagram.

His secret is that he follows the recipe on the back of the Bob’s Red Mill package exactly as written. But he’s also added his own spin with ghee and oat milk.

Gluten-free pancakes are the one food group I cannot compete with him with in the kitchen. Paleo pancakes, on the other hand, are another beast entirely. And those, I must say, I have mastered.

My secret? Following the recipe on the back of the Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Pancake Mix package. And in this case, adding all the flavors of a banoffee pie by mashing up banana into the batter and topping the stack with a dairy-free date caramel, coconut whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

Perhaps I will print this recipe on some nice cardstock and give it to The Pancake Man as an added gift? Does that count??

Read on the for the banoffee paleo pancake recipe and a video showing how to make it!

With health and hedonism,

Phoebe


Paleo Banoffee Pancakes with Date Caramel

This paleo pancake recipe takes all the flavors of banoffee pie – banana, whipped cream, caramel, chocolate – and turns them into a healthy breakfast.

  • For the date caramel:
  • 1/2 cup pitted Medjool dates (about 10)
  • 1 tablespoon 45 mL smooth almond butter
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup almond or coconut milk
  • For the pancakes:
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon melted ghee
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Pancake & Waffle Mix
  • 1 banana (mashed)
  • For garnish:
  • 1 sliced banana
  • Coconut whipped cream
  • Chocolate shavings
  1. In a medium heat-proof bowl, cover the dates with boiling water. Allow to sit for at least 10 minutes until soft. Drain and add to the bowl of a food processor or high-speed blender along with the almond butter, sea salt and vanilla extract. Puree until a thick paste forms. Stream in 1/4 cup of the almond or coconut milk and pulse until smooth, adding more liquid as necessary to get a pourable consistency. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, beat the eggs together with the almond milk, ghee and vanilla until smooth. Add the Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Pancake and Waffle Mix, and mix until just combined. Fold in the mashed banana.
  3. Heat a small nonstick skillet over medium heat and brush with coconut oil or ghee. Add 1/4 cup of batter to the skillet, using the back of your spoon or cup measure to flatten the pancake into an even circle. Cook on the first side until bubbles form in the center, adjusting the heat as necessary so that the bottom doesn’t overly brown, about 3 minutes. Flip and cook for about minute or two on the second side. Repeat with the remaining pancakes.
  4. To serve, divide the pancakes between plates, drizzle with the date caramel, and garnish with the sliced banana, coconut whipped cream and chocolate shavings.


This paleo pancake recipe is brought to you by my friends at Bob’s Red Mill. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this site (and my healthy breakfast cravings) possible! For more delicious recipes, coupons and stores near you visit BobsRedMill.com.



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