paleo saturdays | easy flourless pancakes


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We asked seven Paleo enthusiasts for their favourite recipe, and we’ll be sharing them all right here, one every Saturday morning, until we’ve got a new, super tasty dish to make every day of the week. And we should give you the heads up: recipes this good make eating like a caveman seem more gourmet then barbaric, but eat with your hands anyways (we won’t tell).

Amelia Pye is a Group Fitness Instructor (and overall awesome person) for Fitness First in Sydney, Australia. If you’re in the area, take her Body Attack class. I dare you. She says her Easy Flourless Pancakes “take only minutes to prepare, are delicious and will get your day started off on the right foot.”

• 2 eggs
• 1 banana
• 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
• splash vanilla essence
• 1 tsp cinnamon
• 1-2 tsp virgin coconut oil
• blueberries and honey to taste (optional)

Pre-heat a pan at medium low heat. Melt 1 tsp of coconut oil. Mash all the other ingredients together until it resembles pancake batter. Spoon your preferred size into pan and fry. Feeling decadent? Add blueberries to your pancakes in the pan and drizzle with honey once cooked. Enjoy!


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Umm, yum! I think I know what’s for breakfast tomorrow!

Comment by Carter — October 12, 2013 @ 1:24 pm

Anu suggestions to replace coconut ingredients? Hate the stuff!!

Comment by Val — October 12, 2013 @ 1:25 pm

Ugh, I thought lululemon was about health. There is nothing scientifically factual about paleo. It is a fad based on a science that has no underlying proof. This is so annoying.

Comment by Kathryn — October 12, 2013 @ 2:05 pm

BTW, we are not neanderthals. We have changed genetically since that time so it makes no sense to follow the same eating patterns. Restricting the food items you allow yourself to eat can lead to eating disorders. I would hope lululemon would be against anything that could potentially lead to an illness can kill, especially considering how many teenagers and women who shop at their stores.

Comment by Kathryn — October 12, 2013 @ 2:44 pm

Perfect timing, thank you! Tomorrow is my first day going Paleo and this looks delicious!!

Comment by Carly — October 12, 2013 @ 3:09 pm

SO GLAD to see Paleo nutrition at Lululemon!!!!!! This lifestyle has helped me acheive my health goals more than any other way of eating. To readers who are just hearing about Paleo for the first time, I strongly encourage to you learn more about this excellent food philosophy! Looking forward to the other 6 recipes. :D

Comment by Michelle — October 13, 2013 @ 8:18 pm

These look great!

Comment by getfitchick — October 14, 2013 @ 1:46 pm

I would like to address the previous negative comments about the paleo lifestyle. As an owner of an all gluten free and dairy free store, I meet many people who have had wonderful results from becoming paleo. While I myself am gf/df and soy free, I do like to have options and enjoy using coconut products whenever I can!

Comment by Bridget — October 15, 2013 @ 1:39 pm

I’m not an anthropologist, but I’m almost positive our paleolithic ancestors didn’t eat pancakes- they did however eat lots of fruits and nuts. not all this meat heavy nonsense (maybe the occasional bug or rodent, raw of course)

Comment by Tara — October 15, 2013 @ 2:47 pm

Criminey, people! Paleo isn’t a historical reenactment! “Paleolithic” was the original concept, but modern paleo is different today than when Loren Cordain published the first book on the subject 10+ years ago. Modern paleo is also well supported by both scientific literature and real-world use. For scientific literature, just cherry-pick gluten and you come up with books like Grain Brain that are full of scientific studies. For real-world use of the diet itself, google the Paleo Diet Risk Assessment and see how it was implemented with police and firefighters in Nevada, saving an estimated $1.3 billion dollars in healthcare costs over 30 years.

Speaking personally, my eating was never more disordered than it was when I was vegetarian. I feel much better physically and emotionally on paleo-style nutrition. Not to mention the lack of wind in wind-removing pose, lol.

So don’t get all high and mighty and knock it without even trying it. And if you’re a happy, healthy vegetarian — keep on rockin’ your bad self. I’ll just be over here in the corner enjoying my bacon in peace.

That said, I’m not a huge fan of paleo pancakes. I’d rather have those carnitas I saw earlier on this blog for breakfast, nom!

Comment by e! — October 16, 2013 @ 3:34 pm

Hi Val,
I searched some resources and it looks like sliced almonds can replace coconut pretty well here. It’ll change the texture of the pancakes, however it’ll keep that fantastic nutty and rich flavour the coconut originally stood for.

Comment by lululemon athletica GEC — October 24, 2013 @ 1:05 pm

Hi Kathryn,
I totally appreciate where you are coming from. We support many different dietary choices, be it paleo, vegan, raw, or if you just choose to eat any which way that makes you happy. We are all so individual, therefore one way of eating won’t fit all. This is just one choice that can for sure work for some. Plus the recipes themselves are simply delicious!

Comment by lululemon athletica GEC — October 24, 2013 @ 1:12 pm

can i use coconut flour instead of the shredded coconut?

Comment by maddy — November 16, 2013 @ 8:23 pm

also, how many servings does this make?

Comment by maddy — November 16, 2013 @ 8:25 pm

Um. So, I estimate an equivalent serving size of homemade pancakes (1/4 cup flour, 1/4 c milk, .5 tbsp sugar) includes about 27 grams of carbs. There are about 24 grams of carbs per banana. Aside from an increase in animal protein I don’t think that’s really enough of a difference to be worthwhile or, indeed, “paleo” to be honest!

Comment by Jess — December 7, 2013 @ 4:26 pm

I have MS and the paoeo diet has kept it from progressing, I am very thankful that I found it when I did !

Comment by Jan — December 12, 2013 @ 2:37 pm

These aren’t pancakes, they’re fruit omelets. Gross.

Comment by Maggie — December 15, 2013 @ 4:47 am

thank you for the recipe, I am not on the Paleo diet but am tring to oust flour out of my diet but do enjoy pancakes so this is great, ive been looking for a healthy flourless one that didnt take alot of ingredients, I have all of this in my cupboard, so excited, i will try i think as Christmas breakfast…to all the negative people, if you dont believe in something thats fine but you dont have to put it down and post negative commments, enjoy the recipe if you want and keep it at that, sheesh…

Comment by Cimberley — December 20, 2013 @ 12:27 pm

This is a sugar-carbo-bomb for diabetics.

Comment by bobzilla — January 9, 2014 @ 6:33 am

I love how I feel when I eat “Paleo” or grainfree, my head is clear and I have energy. The only struggle I have is coming up with food so I really appreciate that lululemon is including this link. Every body has a fuel it likes best, I have friends who are really healthy and happy eating grains, vegan, paleo so I figure to each his own and thanks to the internet we can all find choices for food but people shouldn’t put down what makes someone else feel like a million bucks :)

Comment by Kristin — January 13, 2014 @ 5:34 am

I have been eating a no to very low grain diet, for several months and had a “treat” of traditional pizza back to back days with tacos. I became bloated and miserable. Most bodies do react to grains, even those that don’t have the obvious, outward reactions. Instead it is the internal swelling, IE your vascular system, those of us that are fortunate enough to be able to physically feel the symptoms of grain intolerance know the benefits of staying away from them…I feel that I am very fortunate to be able to identify it’s adverse affects and to make an informed decision to stay away from it. But as others have said, if you feel grains are a good choice for you, go for it. The evidence for staying away from grains is out there and for those of us that choose this lifestyle, we are not “pushing” you to do it, so let us and others make our choices without bashing us or our diet!

Comment by Wanda — January 25, 2014 @ 4:14 am

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