Healthy Paleo Lunch Box Day 5 – Coconut Pancakes/Pikelets (nut free)

For my last Healthy Paleo Lunch Box recipe I am sharing with you some plain pancakes/pikelets. As a child I loved visiting my nans house after school where there would be sweet baked treats and fruit from her garden. Of course I was a sucker for the treats, and I fondly remember the buttered pikelets.

While many mums make them, some buy those packet ones full of sugar. This recipe uses coconut sugar but not a lot. This is not a sweet batter, its plain so that you can use your favourite toppings and spreads.

In the picture they appear fluffy like pancakes, if you wish them to be thinner like a pikelet you will need to spread the mixture out very thinly in the pan as they puff up a lot.

Coconut Pancakes/Pikelets
(nut free)

4 eggs
1-2 Tbsp water
1 tspn cinnamon
1 Tbsp coconut sugar
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 tspn baking soda
Butter for frying

  1. Place the eggs and water into the TM bowl and stir for 5 secs/speed 3.
  2. Add the dry ingredients and mix 10 secs/speed 5. Scrape down sides.
  3. Mix again 5 secs/speed 5 and make sure smooth.
  4. Heat the butter in a pan.
  5. Add small spoons of the batter and spread out as thin as you can.
  6. Cook until browned and then flip and cook other side.
  7. Serve warm as a great snack or let cook and pack in lunch boxes with favourite spread.

As these are a plain flavour they can be topped with savoury or sweet. You could also make mini bite size ones as a party snack.
…and there is my last recipe for the ‘Healthy Paleo Lunch Box Ideas’. Paleo baking can heavily focus on using nut flours and meals, but it is possible to still make delicious healthy snacks that don’t use them.

With the rising number of recorded allergies, especially nut allergies, its great that most of our schools have gone nut free. I know it can frustrate and confuse many lunch box preparing parents, but the alternate is far worse. Hopefully these recipes start you off on putting some different healthy options in your little ones lunch boxes that will stop them getting bored and keep you happy they aren’t eating unprocessed, pre-packaged junk.




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