A friend of mine posted this recipeand I immediately knew I was going to make it in the very near future. Well, today was that day. I was craving something sweet but healthy. This totally did it for me. I just changed a couple of ingredients but I’m sure the original recipe is just as fantastic.
This sweet filling treat is also dairy free, gluten free, paleo, vegan and has loads of protein. Hullo!! Next variation will be made with cocoa powder so it resembles coco wheats!! Add some strawberries to that and whoa nelly, you’ve got a chocolate covered strawberry superstar!! Sorry, I’m usually one recipe ahead of myself. Back to this delicious recipe….
Lets run down the ingredient line up here and you’ll see why I’m so jacked up about this treat.
The 1/2 cup of pumpkin has 3.5 grams of fiber and 1.5 grams of protein
The quinoa has 6 grams of fiber and 12 grams of protein. 12!!
The 2 tablespoons of flax seed has almost 6 grams of fiber and almost 4 grams of protein
Getting excited yet? That’s not even the best part. It’s DUH-LICIOUS!
Plus it’s super easy. You are heating stuff up and stirring it. So exercise your stirring hand and make this deliciously filling healthy treat!
In my exploration for new paleo recipes, I found this coconut flour flat bread that only has 4 ingredients and I love foods with the least amount of ingredients so why not give it a go. The original recipe looks much prettier than mine but the recipe was really easy and it turned out delicious.
The only ingredient that was paleo questionable was the dash of baking powder. I looked online here and they explain that because the amount is so minimal it’s pretty much harmless and negligible. It all depends on if you are comfortable using a dash. If you won’t lose sleep over it, you’ll be happy with the result.
This recipe makes 1 big flat bread or 2 small ones. The smaller ones will be easier to flip and since I am not a master flipper which you see in the photo below. I’ll be making them smaller next time and there will definitely be a next time. I’ll most likely double the recipe next time so I can share them with the hubby.
I hesitate to call these just “flat bread” because they are so light and fluffy and almost sweet. I would call them Coconut Flour Sweet Almost Pancakes Flat Bread. But that doesn’t really roll of the tongue 🙂 So for the sake of simplicity, I’ll call it Coconut Flour Flat Bread.
Update: The hubby asked me to make him Coconut Flour Pancakes and I made this exact recipe, gave him the batter and he made pancakes with it on the griddle. He loved them and said they were very filling. WIFE TESTED – HUBBY APPROVED 🙂
Nutritionally, this recipe has 8 grams of protein (for one big flat bread/pancake), that’s incredible. Combined with the 2.5 grams of fiber. Which makes for a great gluten free, paleo breakfast or snack.