Coconut Pancakes with Fruit topping (Gluten-sugar-wheat-casein-free)

Organic Ingredients

-5 free run or omega-3 eggs (works with 3 eggs as well)
-2 tbsp coconut milk from a can
-6 tbsp coconut flour
-6 tbsp buckwheat flour
-1/2 tsp cinnamon
-1/4 tsp nutmeg
-1/4 tsp salt
-1 tsp baking soda
-1/2 C water (can add apple juice for sweeter pancakes) I ended up needing much more liquid to make batter thinner so I used Almond Milk for flavor.
-2 tbsp fat for cooking (ghee, coconut oil, etc.)
-1 ripe banana
-6 blueberries
-1 ripe pear

Instructions

In a small bowl, mix the eggs with the coconut milk and oil.
In a separate bowl, mix the coconut flour with the spices and salt.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir to combine.
Add water one tablespoon at a time until a runny batter consistency is reached. The thicker the batter, the thicker your pancakes will be.
Preheat a heavy pan over medium low heat. Add fat and allow to heat up.
Drop spoonfuls of the batter into the hot oil and cook for about two minutes, flip and cook for two more minutes. Remove from pan and serve.

In a food processor add blueberries, chunks of banana and chunks of pear, then add coconut milk from a can. Add coconut milk slowly and to consistency desired. Thicker fruit topping sits on the pancakes better whereas thinner fruit topping is absorbed. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours before making pancakes for thicker topping or freeze if needed sooner. I did not refrigerate mine and it was still great but I liked it thicker.

My pancakes were not sweet, but the fruit topping accentuated their flavor quite nicely. I stack my pancakes with fruit topping in between and it was heaven.

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Bob Marley

Here was a man that was an outsider, faced poverty, and endless struggles to follow his passion with music as well as seeing the world come together in humanity. He fought this path his entire 36 years of life. He was so passionate that even his wife was as dedicated as he was.

There are a lot of things going on in the world that are the opposite of his messages of love and standing up for what is right. I hope, right along with Bob that we will all start to love more, give more, be less selfish in every way that we can for the sake of bringing us together in humanity.

If we are so tired and exhausted with school shootings, theater shootings, laws that don’t make sense, arguments that go awry, life passions that get put to the way side, money that is spent on useless distracting and ridiculous things, why don’t we stand up for what is right? This country is made by every individual’s decisions and how they live their lives on a daily basis. Everything you do matters for what we are building as a country. We have no excuse anymore to hide behind ignorance, with the enormous amount of information on the internet and through each other. Its wide open for us. Now its just a battle for the mind and what will it choose? Stand up! Don’t become just a sidewalk preacher or a Facebook post’r. Actually start changing yourself to become the love and humanity that leaders like Marley were, and then take that love out to the world where YOU see its need most. Use your art, your music, your voice, whatever you love. Use your love for love and humanity.

Check out this movie. It clears up a lot of misconceptions about Bob Marley and might inspire you, like it did me.

Paddle Battle

Here is a favorite quote from one of Dr. Seuss’s books, Fox in Sox:

“When beetles fight these battles in a bottle with their paddles
and the bottle’s on a poodle and the poodle’s eating noodles…
…they call this a muddle puddle tweetle poodle beetle noodle
bottle paddle battle.”

― Dr. Seuss, Fox in Socks

Do you have any favorites that make you smile?