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Whole30 Banana Egg Pancakes

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I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas yesterday!  Today we’re starting Monday off right and incorporating a healthy recipe for breakfast, Banana Egg Pancakes!  Who doesn’t love pancakes for breakfast?  Growing up, they were my absolute favorite.  I learned to cook at a young age and pancakes were one of the first things I learned to make.  I would even come home from school and make them for an afternoon snack, sometimes.

Let’s talk about the pancakes for today.  You might notice by the title, these aren’t your average pancakes. These are dairy free, grain free and sugar free.  Before that totally scares you off, let me just say, these pancakes are really delicious.  They’re full of all the good stuff and none of the bad.  Let’s be honest, the texture isn’t like a flour pancake, but if you’re craving pancakes, these are a really tasty, protein packed alternative.

If you’re resolving to a new year of heath, you’ve come to the right spot. For the next month, I’m teaming up with my bestie, Brooke Webb, from KBStyled to bring you some healthy, Whole30-ish recipes to kick off the new year on the right foot.

Last year, Brooke challenged herself to the Whole 30 program and did so well on it, she has made it part of her everyday life.  Of course, she indulges now and then, but Whole30 has become a baseline way of eating for her.  I was super inspired by her progress and decided to try it for myself over the summer.  I was slightly worried, because they encourage a lot of lean protein from animal sources and I genuinely believe I was born to be a vegetarian because meat just isn’t my jam.  Never has been.  However, I figured out ways to get protein in and believe it or not, sailed through the Whole30 program with flying colors and honestly loved every minute of it.

When I did Whole30, I was in a major food rut. I wasn’t cooking much for the blog and therefore, not cooking for myself either.  I was in a bad habit of running out to grab something from a restaurant because it was easier than cooking and having mounds of leftovers that probably weren’t going to get eaten.  I was feeling like absolute crap.  My body was screaming at me with almost daily headaches, over the top fatigue and a general lack of motivation in almost every area of my life.  Job, friends, family, you name it, I just wanted no participation in anything life had to offer.  I made myself commit to 30 days.  I read the Whole30 book and followed it to a T and ended the program feeling better (and a little lighter) than I had in a couple years.  If you’re considering the program, I’ll highly suggest you read it.  Not only did it provide you with the reasoning behind what the authors were asking of you for the next 30 days, the humor cracked me up!  They definitely keep it light and fun-loving and let me just say, in the first couple of weeks when it’s easy to loose your humor, you’ll appreciate theirs to help put things in perspective.

Now, I’m a rule follower.  Not sure if ya’ll know that about me or not, but if you give me guidelines to follow, my OCD kicks in and will under NO circumstance, color outside the lines.  I say that to explain that some of the recipes we’re going to share with you over the next month do color outside the lines a teensy bit under the Whole30 program.  But, as the book explains, we’re all adults and we can make our own decisions.  They do say, don’t eat a pancake.  Even if the ingredients are Whole30 compliant, don’t eat it.  The reason?  They’re trying to get you to change the way you look at food and how certain foods trigger senses in your brain.  After completing the program, I see now why they ask you to eliminate foods that mimic something different.  It really does change patterns.  However, today, we’re eating pancakes.  Ignore the fact that we’re going against the grain on day one. ha!

What I loved about Whole30 is that it gave me a new appreciation for cooking.  I looked forward to getting creative in the kitchen and making some of the recipes in the Whole30 cookbook, but also creating a few recipes of my own, which I’ll be sharing throughout January to give you some inspiration.  I looked forward to the routine of meal planning, shopping and prepping.  It was sort of like a form of meditation for a month.  I loved making everything from scratch and finding ways to make healthy dishes taste like you’re being indulgent. When I looked back at the end of the 30 days, it was hard to believe that not once did I feel the need to cheat, because I ate really darn good.  I was totally inspired to share some of the food I made because I thought it might help inspire some of you all to try out the program if you could be convinced you wouldn’t miss out on anything delicious and your family would have no clue you’re adhering to a program that eliminates quite a few foods.

Are you ready to give it a whirl?  I’m jumping back on the wagon because my sister is getting married in April and I’d like to look as good as I possibly can in my bridesmaid dress.  So, stick around and keep checking back for more recipe ideas to help keep you on track for the next 30 days.

 

 

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12 Responses to Whole30 Banana Egg Pancakes

  1. Jonathan January 12, 2017 at 3:26 pm #

    you can’t really have pancakes on whole 30…..

    http://whole30.com/2013/06/the-official-can-i-have-guide-to-the-whole30/

    • Jennifer Glover January 24, 2017 at 9:31 pm #

      You’re right. This is more of an option for when you complete your first round and move into your second round or continue it as a lifestyle.

    • LKK April 1, 2017 at 4:25 pm #

      I made these and omitted the flour and almond butter so they were Whole 30 compliant. They were delicious.

      • MARNA April 11, 2017 at 5:54 am #

        Almond or coconut flour and almond butter are all Whole30 compliant, but good to know you can leave them out if you want.

        • Jennifer Glover April 13, 2017 at 6:40 pm #

          Definitely! It’s nice to have options and be able to do what works for you.

  2. Matt January 19, 2017 at 5:02 am #

    These look simply delicious. I can’t wait to try them 🙂

    • Jennifer Glover January 24, 2017 at 9:29 pm #

      Thanks Matt! I’ve been eating them for breakfast for the last couple days. Can’t get enough! Let me know how you like them when you give them a whirl!

  3. Cat Burhenne February 26, 2017 at 2:18 am #

    These are amazing! I was a little skeptical at first when I pour the batter and saw how watery and thin it was (should there having been baking sofa in here?? I wondered) but they cooked up into delicious fluffy pancakes! Didn’t have berries with me this time, can’t wait to do them again with berries. Delicious, thank you!!

    • Jennifer Glover February 28, 2017 at 3:41 pm #

      So glad you liked them Cat! I had them on repeat for about 3 weeks straight. haha! And I thought the same thing the first time I made them. Wasn’t sure what was happening or going to happen, but they turned out great and gave me a great “pancake” fix.;)

  4. Laura March 18, 2017 at 11:09 pm #

    These look delicious! Can’t wait to try. Is there any sort of Whole 30 maple syrup?

    • LW May 28, 2017 at 2:09 pm #

      You can use pure date syrup!

  5. Jen July 2, 2017 at 5:07 pm #

    I’m doing a second round of Whole 30 and was just looking for something other than eggs for breakfast and this was perfect.

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