From your pantry:
A cast iron skillet/stainless steel pan
A spatula stainless steel or wooden is best
A mixing bowl
A fork or whisk
Buy 3 simple ingredients:
1 1/2 big bananas ready to be squashed (I use my hands and then a fork :)
3 tablespoons melted ghee (clarified butter) or coconut oil (add 2 tbs to the batter if it is dry and use the rest to fry the pancakes)
Selkskin20minsorless: 5-10 to prep and 10 to cook! Makes about 8 medium-size pancakes
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl (the eggs and bananas mixed first separately) and then add the coconut flour until all chunks are smoothed out. If you add the melted ghee or coconut oil to the bananas the warmth helps to mash them if they are not completely ripe. Fry in the pan like normal pancakes with extra ghee/butter or coconut oil. Ready to serve in 10 minutes or less and the family is sugar free, healthy, and happy :-)
alcohol-free contessa bella
SUGAR-FREE blueberry syrup
For an alternative syrup idea I like to mix 1/2 a banana (more if I double the recipe for more people) and blueberries and warm it up with little bit of coconut oil so that you can drizzle that on top instead of maple syrup or honey. I noticed that I don't feel great when I eat maple syrup or honey. They are too sugary for me and yet this is a fun alternative way to feel like you have a special topping. You can also add a little extra coconut milk in there and it's great :-) it makes the topping a bit creamy. You can also add a splash of coconut milk (add more if it seems a little dry to your batter, the more you add the more thin your pancakes will be).
These are great for a special brunch at home. I like my cooking better than going out now! To add even more sass I make poached eggs with ghee hollandaise sauce to go on the side. And now it's not brunch with out a champagne glass so I fill it with sparkling water and berries or lemon/lime ;-) Then we are really rockin'! Have fun kids.
I used to work at Trattoria Corso in Berkeley, CA. We had a cocktail called the Contessa Bella with elderflower liquor, prosecco, and a long lemon peal like the beautiful waves of hair from a contessa bella herself ;-) I love brunch. It is one of the things that really makes me feel, yay, I'm going to have a great brunch! when I get up in the morning on a day of with loved ones. I am looking to not loose that excitement and love of food as I eat better and more cleanly. With this set up I only gain energy and still keep my love and thrill for brunch. It's awesome and being without sugar doesn't mean giving up what I love. And I save $$$ so I can afford organic :)
I hope you enjoy brunch without the sugar hangover :)