Huckleberry Lavender Paleo Pancakes

Huckleberry Lavender Paleo Pancake Recipe

My sweet and sassy friend Jules Vance, the silversmith, goldsmith, and artist behind the handmade specialty jewelery line Jules (view here website here) and I share quite a few things in common! We both share a love (actually more like and addiction) to freshly made Nut Milks, raw chocolate, and grain free pancakes, although there is one more thing I wish we didn’t have in common, and that is the disease of Ankylosing Spondylitis (a mean inflammatory S.O.B. that attacks your spine and gut/colon). Through our love for food, life, and all savoring all the delicate and beautiful flavors this world has to offer, we have both ended up on the AS Low Starch Diet (grain free/dairy free/refined sugar free), as a way to celebrate the things we love while squashing out the A.S. disease we hate. And so far, we’ve both found diet to be our number one ally against this beast.

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One of the things I most admire about Jules is the way she embraces all of aspects of her life, including the crippling disease of AS. I like to think that is one more thing that I have in common with her. The necklace below was concepted while she was recovering from two spinal fusion surgeries (as a result of having the A.S. disease). Sketched from her own xrays, the hand wrought 14kgf bars represent the spine and are accented by hand-oxidized links. Available in any combination of oxidized sterling, 14kgf & sterling silver.

Spinal Fusion Necklace by Jules

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There is so much beauty in appreciating all that life has to offer, from the art we use to tell our individual stories, and flowery gluten free pancakes covered in pure maple syrup, to illnesses that help us to see the world in a whole new light.

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Jules was kind enough to share with me her light and fluffy almond flour pancake recipe.

Here is how she describes it, straight from her lips:

I have kissed a lot of grain free pancake frogs, these are by far the best!

I prefer them to regular pancakes, and so do my non-GF family/friends” ~ Jules Vance.

And I have to agree, these pancakes are the bomb diggity. Jules likes to make a simple blueberry compote to top her cakes, and I chose to go with a simple huckleberry maple syrup topped with lavender flowers, to make these fluffy cakes zing with the fresh flavors of summer!

Lavender Huckleberry Pancakes

Huckleberry Lavender Paleo Pancakes

Course Pancakes
Cuisine breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 2 to 4 servings
Author Andrea Wyckoff

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups finely ground blanched almond flour do not pack tightly
  • 1/4 teaspoon mineral rich sea salt pink Himalayan preferred
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 large pastured farm eggs
  • 2 tablespoons raw organic honey or sweetener of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice or apple cider vinegar optional
  • 4-8 tablespoons full fat coconut milk adjust for consistency
  • Coconut oil to fry
  • See Recipe for Huckleberry Syrup below…

Instructions

  1. Turn on griddle or stove top to medium heat.
  2. Whisk eggs, vanilla, honey, vinegar/lemon juice, sea salt and baking soda together.
  3. Stir almond flour into egg mixture.
  4. Add a tablespoon of coconut milk at a time until you get the desired consistency. I like to thin them out for lighter pancakes, so I go a bit heavy on the coconut milk.
  5. Melt about a tablespoon of coconut oil per batch, once the coconut oil is nice and hot, spoon the pancake batter onto the hot griddle.
  6. The trick to perfect almond flour pancakes is having the heat set at the correct temp, on my stove top, that is just below medium, and I have found it is important to really let the pan heat up for a few long minutes before dropping in the pancakes. NOTE: I also made these pancakes on the SMALLER side, so they are easier to manage and flip.
  7. Fry cakes until you see bubbles appear and cake sets up on the sides, this is a good indicator to flip. Watch heat, as cakes can burn easily. Keep cakes in a warmed oven until finished with batch. Cook on each side for about a minute or 2. Use a thin spatula to carefully flip them.
  8. Serve pancakes with preferred toppings.

Huckleberry Syrup:

  • 2 Tablespoons pure huckleberry jam (no sugar added, fruit sweetened) or 1/3 cup fresh huckleberries
  • 2 to 4 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon lavender flower buds

Whisk together huckleberries and maple syrup. Garnish with fresh or dried lavender buds.

Huckleberry Lavender Paleo Pancake Recipe

Shared at: Gluten Free Wednesdays + Real Food Friday + Weekend Retreat Link Party + The Alder Collective

14 Comments

  1. I made these today, and the flavor is very good. My kids gobbled them up. But they turned more into crepes than fluffy pancakes. I only added 2Tbsp of the milk, so I didn’t water it down too much. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks!

    1. Hi Anna!

      Glad you enjoyed the flavor!! I honestly have no idea why you ended up with crepes? Hmmm, I have made them over and over, and they were always quite fluffy, I usually add 6+ Tablespoons of coconut milk to them also! All I can think of to ask, is are you sure your measurements were correct?

      I also used this same exact recipe to make big fluffy waffles.

      Maybe it has to do with the brand of almond flour are you using? I used Honeyville, which I find really makes the best grain free baked goods, if you used a coarse almond meal instead of a fine almond flour, that might have caused a different outcome too?

      Either way, I hope you have a great weekend!

  2. Oh my! I am SO excited about this recipe! My husband and I really love pancakes and it’s REALLY hard to find good paleo recipes as you alluded to. You’re not the only one tired of kissing failed paleo pancake frogs. 😉 Lavender is such an intriguing and vintage herb to throw in too. I even have some leftover from my summer lavender plant! I am so looking forward to fixing this up on a Saturday morning soon. Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Hi Gabriela! I hope you and your hubby enjoy these pancakes too! This recipe also makes FABULOUS waffles! I just add a little extra coconut milk for the waffle batter. xx

  3. Hi Andrea,
    These pancakes look fabulous – makes my mouth water. My heart goes out to your friend with AS – it must be a trial to deal with it every day. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!

    1. Thank you Marla! AS can be a very painful and crippling disease. I am so thankful my diet helps me control the disease activity about 90% of the time. ♥

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