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Although our New Years Eve was a very quiet one and I didn’t really get to spend it with my husband – unless you count taking him Vegemite toast and flat lemonade in bed and checking in on him sleeping – but I still had a lovely night. My sister and her man let me crash their night.

We started with a friendly game (as friendly as anything competitive can be) of scrabble. Mum and dad had people over for drinks and nibbles at 7pm before their 8.30 dinner booking so we mingled with them for a little while.

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When they headed off, my sister got to work in the kitchen whipping up a delicious dish of turkey meatballs with a pesto sauce made of avo and zucchini ribbons as pasta. She’s the very healthy one in the family.

We all helped ourselves to dessert and I fully intended on just two squares of my Pana Chocolate but ended up knocking off the whole block. It was only about 11pm by this time but we were all pooped and decided to call it a night.

Almond and cinnamon paleo pancakes via www.clairekcreations.com

The best thing about all of this was that I woke up bright and early on the first day of 2014 feeling great. After a walk waddle on the beach I got home and was offered up freshly-made almond and cinnamon Paleo pancakes. My sister was on a roll with her cooking. Most Paleo pancake-like things that I’ve tried haven’t really pleased me so I asked for just one.

I regretted it after the first mouthful. It was light and fluffy, had a lovely pancake texture and didn’t leave that heavy feeling that pancakes usually give me. I may have later scoffed the leftover pancake I found in the fridge.

Almond and cinnamon paleo pancakes via www.clairekcreations.com

She altered the recipe a little and served them with coconut yoghurt and berries. I may have been a bit naughty with the above serving and topped it off with raspberry jam but pretend it’s just fresh berries.

The pancakes freeze really well too – just wrap them in a tea towel and microwave or leave to defrost on the bench then give them a quick heating in the pan to serve. Even if you’re not sticking to any sort of eating regime, you still must try these. I insist. Enjoy!

Almond and cinnamon paleo pancakes via www.clairekcreations.com

Almond and cinnamon paleo pancakes

Almond and cinnamon paleo pancakes

Yield: 20 small
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups almond meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk, light coconut milk, or milk (I used almond milk) - might need a little extra
  • Coconut yoghurt and berries to serve

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the almond meal, salt, baking soda and cinnamon and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs then slowly stir in the dry ingredients.
  3. Stir in about 2/3 of the milk and then slowly add the rest until you get a pancake like consistency.
  4. You may need to make one or two and alter the batter a little bit.
  5. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat.
  6. Spoon the batter into the pan and cook until bubbles appear then flip the pancake.
  7. Cook for another minute or two.
  8. Keep warm on a plate wrapped in a tea towel.
  9. Repeat with the remaining batter. You can make them any size you like.
  10. Serve with coconut yoghurt and berries

 

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