Pancakes (GAPS, Paleo, DF, GF)

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I don’t know about you, but I LOVE pancakes.  These pancakes are GAPS friendly, Paleo friendly, Dairy Free and Gluten Free, oh, and vegetarian (not vegan).  I personally think they are the closest thing to regular pancakes, but I haven’t had real pancakes in a LONG time.  In my opinion, almond flour is too heavy and dense; and coconut flour has its own texture/taste issues.  This recipe uses walnuts as a base, so if you are allergic or sensitive, skip this recipe altogether.

1 cup walnuts (I recommend soaking and dehydrating according to Nourishing Traditions/Weston A Price, or buy them already soaked and dehydrated, like I do)

Use the food processor to grind them into a nut butter (or close to it.)

Add four eggs and continue to process.

Add 1 tsp baking soda

pinch of salt (I love pink himalayan salt)

1-2 Tbsp raw honey

Mix all the ingredients before pouring batter to make pancakes each time (the walnut butter likes to separate and sink to the bottom.)

Double the recipe or triple it to store for additional meals!  I love to use them in place of bread.

Enjoy!

Pistachio Butter

I love peanut butter, but my body responds with a headache the following day or two.  My daughter (who is still breastfed) responds to sunflower seeds and almonds, so sunbutter and almond butter are out for me too.

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I LOVE pistachios.  I could eat an entire bag in one sitting.

Nuts contain enzyme inhibitors.  Eatting nuts that haven’t been soaked can really strain your digestion and limit the nutrients you are able to absorb.  However, properly soaking nuts makes them easy to digest and your body gets more nutrients.  Once nuts are soaked, they need to be  dehydrated ( you can use an oven on the lowest setting.  I use our Breville Smart Oven. )  Nuts need to be fully dry so mold doesn’t grow.

After soaking and dehydrating pistachios, I like to make pistachio butter as an alternative to peanut butter.  It’s so easy.  All you need is a food processor.

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Put your nut of choice in the food processor and process till you get the desired texture.  And you have your very own homemade nut butter! I love to put pistachio butter on apples or flatbread with applesauce.

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Pistachios:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004NCGFIC/ref=as_li_ss_il?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B004NCGFIC&linkCode=as2&tag=thepne-20

Breville Smart Oven (one of my favorite appliances!): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001L5TVGW/ref=as_li_ss_il?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001L5TVGW&linkCode=as2&tag=thepne-20