Coconut pancakes {paleo style}

I was going to get up at 5:15 this morning to ride the stationary bike for an hour. I was. I really, really was. But then the dogs started barking around midnight and that pretty much ruined any chance of getting back into a restful sleep. I tossed and turned for the next several hours; Then the stupid alarm went off, I groaned, shut it off, and went back to sleep. . not happening.

I finally got up around 6:15 and made breakfast. I wanted to try out a recipe for paleo coconut pancakes that I found online.. I have a waffle maker, but I’m not smart enough to use it, or it’s broke. I attempted to make waffles on Monday night and that was a GIGANTIC mess. I’ll stick with pancakes for now!

Coconut Pancakes {paleo style}  original recipe here

4 eggs (room temperature)
1/2 cup coconut flour
1 cup almond milk ( I used unsweetened vanilla bc that’s what I have)
3 drops nu-naturals stevia
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp kosher salt
2 tsp vanilla extract
coconut oil for frying


  1. Preheat griddle over medium-low heat
  2. In a bowl, beat eggs together until frothy (should be able to make peaks). Mix in coconut milk, vanilla, and honey.
  3. In a second bowl combine all the dry ingredients. Slowly whisk in the wet mixture into the dry until it is incorporated.
  4. Grease the griddle with coconut oil and pour batter into small (2-3 inch) pancakes.
  5. Cook until edges are firm (takes longer than regular batter ~ 3min) then flip and cook through
  6. serve with fruit on top

pancake collage

pancake sandwich. I put kiwi & raspberries in between my pancakes with blueberries & raspberries on top. I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty impressed with myself. I don’t cook pancakes, I always make Chris cook them!

The texture was a little different than normal pancakes, but I still really really loved them. I’m having them again for breakfast on Thursday since I had some leftover batter. I can’t wait!

More food from today:
aug 15 2012 food collage

1. coconut pancakes (obviously)
2. blueberries, raspberries, kiwi & second nature california medley (snack 1)
3. The Dr I work for had to go out of town suddenly so he asked if I wanted all the fresh stuff in his fridge. Uhm. SURE!  (BTW.that is a 2.5lb bag of spinach in the back!!)
4. chicken, grapes, squash & zucchini, boiled egg & broccoli (lunch)
5. blueberries & almonds (pre-workout snack)
6. chicken, spinach, broccoli & carrots (dinner)

That’s a good day of clean eating… Things I ate that weren’t pictured: 3 ginger candies, 20 cherries & a boiled egg for my afternoon snack) another boiled egg I ate in addition to those bluberries & almonds, and a big fat cup o’ coffee with almond milk w/ breakfast.

Work – it – out Wednesday
Today is a cross training day at the LIBK house – When I got home from work I had a little snack, changed into some shorts & sports bra, set my weights out & got to work.

Today’s workout was kind of fun..I’m definitely loving the challenge that weight lifting presents. Running is challenging, but right now (at least until next weekend) I’m at a place where I’ve been before.. Running 12 – 13 miles. It’s challenging, but it’s not new. Lifting weights is new, and each day is a different workout, and that’s what I’m loving so much.

Here’s what I did:

AMRAP 20 minutes
10 back squats w/ 20lb weights
10 diamond push ups (1 round on toes, 4 rounds on knees + 10)
20 dumb bell presses ( 1 round w/ 8lb & 4 rounds w/ 5lb…these kill me every.single.time)
200m run

5 total rounds – 20 minutes ran out when I did my last diamond push up (that’s the +10)

After I finished the WOD, I hopped on our stationary bike for 30 minutes of cycling. 8 miles in 30 min.


We’re over the hump, and into the end of the week. Let’s make it a great Thursday.
What’s your planned workout for Thursday?

I have a 6 mile run on tap. Let’s hope It doesn’t rain so I can get it done outside after work.


4 thoughts on “Coconut pancakes {paleo style}

  1. That is the first WOD I’ve attempted…I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to get my arms above my head tomorrow. All work that requires anything remotely similar to lifting will probably require some “delegation”. But I’m excited about it. I’m kind of looking forward to the DOMS feeling of accomplishment…at least now, before it hurts too bad.

    For back squats with DBs do you just rest them on your shoulders as if they were on an imaginary bar?

    Also, I really like the new header! 🙂

    • I love that soreness feeling.. Well, not the soreness, but the feeling that I worked hard! Yes, for the back squats I put the weights at the edges of my shoulders.

      Thanks! I messed with the dumb header/blog for ours the other day trying to find something that felt better.. weirdo

    • I’m not completely sold on paleo. I only started this on Tuesday. We’ll see. I’m sort of crossfitting – since I do it at home, and I modify practically everything.. but I do love the variety of the WOD’s.

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