Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Primal Apple Bake

I recently changed the way I eat to something more along the lines of the primal blueprint diet (diet, as in dietary habits... not "south beach" or "atkins" diet).
One of the main things avoided by primal people is grain. So, no bread, no flour, no oats, no rice...
certainly nothing white. I do miss a nice hunk of herbed foccacia, but I make do with recipes like these:

Primal Apple Bake
2 apples (any fruit can be substituted accordingly)
2 eggs
3 tbsp almond flour
1 tbsp coconut flour
2 bananas
1 tbsp maple syrup
3 tbsp almond butter (as in peanut butter, not as in apple butter)
cinnamon and nutmeg
coconut oil

Slice the apples thinly and cook with coconut oil, cinnamon, and nutmeg (to taste) in an iron skillet until soft and tender. Use a mixer to blend the remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl: eggs, almond flour, almond butter, coconut flour, bananas, maple syrup and again, cinnamon and nutmeg to taste. When this has become the consistency of pancake batter (cause hey, that's really what we are making here) pour into the skillet until all the apples are covered. I add chopped nuts on top, which is optional. Stick the skillet in the oven at 350 until the whole thing has firmed up. Considering that I live at 10,000 ft, I could give you a time estimate, but you're better off just checking it every 5 or 10 minutes. Plus, I am bad at not just eye-balling everything.
Hope you like it! It's a great big pancake for people who don't eat bread.

1 comment:

  1. By the way.... I made one this morning but added raspberries inside the batter, and drizzled strawberry preserves on top... just to get a little crazy.
    It didn't work. The whole thing fell into a pile when I tried to flip it out of the skillet. But that could be just because I didn't cook it long enough or let it cool before trying said acrobatic skillet flip.


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