Monday, March 16, 2015

Not Your Usual Banana Almond Pancakes Recipe Using Morning Pep's Almond Flour + Giveaway 5/4 US

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I love pancakes but I try to limit and stay way from eating it because of the carbs. I eat it once in a while but there are days when I just crave for them. I feel guilty when I give in to my cravings and honestly, I feel bad if I don't.

Thanks to my sister, I learned and loved a recipe to satisfy my cravings without having to sacrifice my guilt when I eat pancakes made from flour.

I've never heard about Almond Flour before and honestly, I wouldn't have learned about this kind of flour and recipe if not for my sister. So, thanks to her, I learned this yummy, easy to make, homemade Not Your Usual Banana Almond Pancake. Read on below for the recipe. :)
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When I received the Almond Flour from Morning Pep, I was excited to see how it would compare to a regular pancake. Their Almond Flour is available in 2 sizes: a 5 lb. bag and a 2 lb. bag. Both are in resealable plastic packages to easily retain the freshness of the almond flour once opened.

The Almond Flour has a yellowish color and looks much coarser than a regular flour. It also doesn't have any smell.

Here is a quick product description from the company:
  • Made from 100% all-natural Certified Gluten-Free by GFCO blanched almonds
  • Substitute for wheat flour in cakes, breads, cookies, muffins and more.
  • Great source of dietary fiber, Vitamin E, protein, iron, magnisium & calcium
  • Very finely-ground it Gives baked goods and sweets a rich flavor and moist texture
  • Certified Kosher And Gluten Free with No additives or preservatives.
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We used the ingredients above to make approximately 7 pieces of 6" inch diameter pancakes:
- 1/3 Cup Morning Pep Almond Flour
- 2 Bananas
- 1/4 tsp. Baking Powder
- 2 Eggs
- Pinch of Salt
- Optional: 7 pcs. whole raw almonds (I crushed it manually since I don't have crushed almonds at home)
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First, I mashed the bananas in a large bowl.
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Add the 2 eggs on the mashed bananas.
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Add 1/3 cup of the Almond Flour from Morning Pep.
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Add 1/4 tsp. of baking powder into the mixture and a pinch of salt. Then mix.

Optional: I added the crushed almonds after the salt and the baking powder. If you don't like to add in crushed almonds, you can skip that part and proceed to the directions below. :)
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Next, I heated our pan and placed a bit of butter to prevent the Banana Almond Pancakes from sticking to the pan. Cook similar to a regular pancake.
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Serve with our without syrup. I prefer to eat it by itself with no syrup because the natural sweetness of the fresh bananas is already in the Banana Almond Pancakes.
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My daughter, on the other hand, prefers to add a little bit of syrup on her Banana Almond Pancakes.

This recipe is a hit in our family and I'm really happy that it tasted really good. I only needed a small amount of the Almond Flour to make approximately 7 pieces of the 6 inch diameter pancakes, so the 5 lb. bag will last a long time.

I like how I can satisfy my pancake cravings without having to feel guilty after eating it because of the Banana Almond Pancake recipe my sister taught me. These pancakes also makes me feel full faster and longer. I like the high protein content and the lower carbs in each serving of our Banana Almond Pancake.

 Find the Morning Pep's Almond Flour HERE.

DON'T FORGET TO COMMENT BELOW IF YOU TRIED THE NOT YOUR USUAL BANANA ALMOND PANCAKE RECIPE! :)

Would you like to win either a 4 lb. bag of Morning Pep's Coconut Flour or a 5 lb. bag of Morning Pep's Almond Flour? Well, I'm very excited to share with you that Morning Pep has generously offered a giveaway for either of the 2 bags (your choice)! Just head on over to the rafflecopter form below to enter. :) **NOTE: Winner will have to leave a review on Amazon for the bag they choose. Good Luck! :)

DISCLAIMER: 1 Winner will receive choice of a 4 lb. bag of Morning Pep's Coconut Flour or 5 lb. bag of Almond Flour. Giveaway will start April 24, 2015 at 12:00 AM PST and will end May 4, 2015 at 12:00 AM PST. This will be open to US residents only. The prize cannot be shipped to a P.O. box address. Winners will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. I am not responsible for prize fulfillment. My role is to give the sponsor the information of the winner and they will directly ship the prize to the winner. I have received a product/s mentioned above to in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are honest and my own and are not influenced in any way. No other form of compensation was received. I do not share or sell information and all information shared with me will solely be used for prize shipment. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.

12 comments:

  1. i love pancakes..these work for me baby..thanks never had this before

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  2. I love to use flours for my baking that are different from "white flour." I bet that this Almond Flour would make my breads taste delicious.

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  3. I love trying new ways of baking.

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  4. I have never tried Almond Flour, but I would love too. This recipe does look wonderful to try and I do enjoy pancakes on the weekend.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  7. I love almond flour, having tried it once, and I would love to try more things with it, such as a pie crust for the spring rhubarb pies!!

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  8. I love the versatility of almond flour. I'm allergic to almonds but my husband loves almond flour desserts. I really want to try the coconut flour.

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  9. I HAVE NEVER TRIED ALMOND FLOUR. I LIKE THAT IT HAS A HIGH FIBER COUNT. YOU WOULD THINK IT WOULD SMELL LIKE ALMONDS. DOES IT GIVE YOUR BAKED GOODS AN ALMOND FLAVOR? RAW ALMONDS ARE ONE OF MY FAVORITE SNACKS.

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  10. I want to try almond flour for my hubby because it's grain free and totally versatile. The recipes available seem nearly endless and they always look amazing!

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  11. I never baked with almond flour before. These pancakes would be something that I would enjoy trying.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  12. I would make the pancakes you made. I have never tried these flours.

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