I really don’t even know what a compote is.

Btw, I’m in a bake shop right now and it smells stupid good. Like double chocolate cookies. Some with Reese’s mini cups in the middle. FML. Sometimes paleo is just not quite as fun.

Speaking of stupid good, these pancakes definitely were delicious. And they cooked up just perfect. I usually have a hell of a time making pancakes, but I’ve found that if you just make them smaller, they turn out. And smaller things are cuter. Just a fact. But what I think made these pancakes delicious was how I made them. You see, I just got 2 new swimsuits in from Victoria’s Secret. Well, kind of. My ass is on the plump side, so I had to exchange my medium bottoms for large, so once I got those, I tried them on. And I just so happened to be making pancakes while I tried my new swimsuits on. Multitasking is always something going on in my house. So while I made around 15-20 pancakes, I stood in the kitchen, while it was snowing outside, in my bright coral colored swimsuit. I must just be super stoked about my beach trips coming up because I’m not feeling super great in the swimsuits yet. Just neutral. Either way, they fit, and that’s a plus.

But when it came to taking pictures of these cute little pancakes, which I take outside on my front porch, I decided I didn’t want to change out of my swimsuit. Rather just put on a robe. And a jacket. And furry boots. I squatted while taking this food picture. My poor neighbors. Wanna see my outfit? Cool.


Let’s talk about cooler outfits though. Did you know I have a clothing line? Ok, it’s not really a clothing line, but I do have pretty sweet PaleOMG apparel. I got some tanks, some shirts, and even headbands because people shouldn’t have to ever, EVER workout without a headband. The other day I did that and I could taste my sweat. Who wants that? No one, that’s who. Anyways, coming up in March, I’m going to host a PaleOMG apparel contest. I want people to send in their best pictures in their PaleOMG gear. Whether that’s while doing a 1rm deadlift, cooking up a delicious recipe, or while making out with a rando. Ok, it doesn’t have to be a rando. It could be your lover. That would probably be less weird. But what matters is how rad you make the picture in your PaleOMG gear. And the winner gets something really cool, a prize that will include my first cookbook. What do you think about that idea? I want some feedback before I do it. NOW SPEAK!

Speaking of my cookbook, we’re still having some issues with accepting credit cards. Dumb, I know. But if any of you want to preorder, you can email presales@scribe-publishing.com and as soon as the link is working again, we can reply with it so you don’t have to remember to check back on the website: http://scribe-publishing.com/paleomg/. Soon, we’ll have the cookbook ready to order, in copy and ebook form, and on Amazon. Yay! Exciting! I can’t wait!!

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Banana Vanilla Bean Pancakes with Mixed Berry Compote
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Serves: 4-5

  • 2 bananas, peeled
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1 vanilla bean pod
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • sprinkle of cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey

  1. Place banana in a food processor and puree until smooth.
  2. Then crack eggs into food processor and mix together.
  3. Now you’ll want to get the beans out of you vanilla bean pod. Use a sharp knife to cut the pod in halve, lengthwise. Then use the back of your knife to scrape out the inside of the pod, removing all the flecks.
  4. Toss the flecks into the food processor along with coconut flour, vanilla extract, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  5. Puree until smooth.
  6. Now heat up a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Once skillet is hot, pour around 2-3 tablespoons of the mixture into skillet. I made each pancake about 3 inches, and that was perfect for flipping.
  7. Wait until each pancake begins to form bubbles on the surface, then flip. If you keep the pancakes smaller, the will cook more evenly and flip perfectly.
  8. While the pancakes are cooking, let’s make the compote.
  9. Place frozen berries in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Once the mixed berries begin to soften, add in honey and use a spatula to break up the berries even more.
  10. Make all your pancakes and top with berry compote.

Makes 16-18, 3 inch pancakes

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