Brunching is always our favourite time day, especially when it involves pink coloured foods and heart-shaped treats.
To honour this day of love, we thought you?d all enjoy a magnificent brunch to enjoy with your significant other?or by yourself, which is totally fine because you?re an independent person and you don?t need a man (or a woman) to partake in this holiday. (Remember that.) Side note: the beautiful thing about brunch is that it allows you to have breakfast foods anytime before the hour of 3.
We?re all about indulging on Valentine?s Day with chocolate and yummy sugar-infused baked goods, but the all-day sugar rush can be a tad overkill (never mind hard on the belly). If your heart is set on making a delicious and perfectly themed meal for your boyfriend, girlfriend, parents, grandma, or dog, etc, why not make it a healthy one? This way, you can save room for all the chocolate later, duh.
We have created the most romantic recipe that will have your taste buds dancing for today?s brunch: pink paleo pancakes with homemade strawberry-raspberry jam. And you best believe they are heart-shaped because you can’t just have normal shaped pancakes…the horror!
Let?s get cookin’.
Pink Paleo Pancakes
- 2 Eggs
- ? cup Honey (or Agave Nectar)
- 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
- ? cup Water
- 1 ? cup Almond Flour
- ? tsp Sea Salt
- ? tsp Baking Soda
- Coconut Oil for cooking
- Red food colouring
- In a medium bowl, mix the dry ingredients together (flour, baking soda and salt)
- In a blender or food processor, blend the wet ingredients (eggs, vanilla, honey and water)
- Combine the wet ingredients mixture into the dry ingredients bowl and throw in a couple drops of food colouring
- Warm the coconut oil on a large skillet over medium heat
- Pour ? of the batter onto the pan (to make a pancake shape, or bonus points for heart-shaped) and let it sit
- When the pancake starts to bubble, flip it over on the other side to cook
- Once cooked, remove from pan
- Repeat for as many as the mixture allows
- 1 ? cup fresh strawberries and raspberries
- 1 ? tbsp Lemon Juice
- 2/3 cup Honey
- Rinse off your berries with a little water and place into a small saucepan (if there is excess water in there, that is totally cool)
- Turn up the heat to high, pour in the honey and lemon juice, and stir
- Once you see the berries are getting steamy, start to smush them so they break apart
- Lower heat to medium and let it sit until it begins to boil
- Let it boil for about 5-7 minutes and stir constantly (also continuing to smush the berries)
- Once the mixture is mostly in liquid form, take off heat altogether and let it sit for 5 minutes
- Once it cools down, place it in a bowl and put in the fridge until you are ready to use (this is so it will thicken up a bit)
- Excessively pour all over your pancakes (because is there really any other way?)
How to make your pancakes heart-shaped:
Now I?m sure you?re all wondering how we made them into hearts. We did not have a cookie cutter, so we improvised. Here?s a little DIY magic for you.
What you need:
- Aluminum Foil
- Low Standards (this one is important)
- Take a long strip of aluminum foil and lay it on a hard surface
- Turn it length-wise and fold a ? inch from the bottom
- Continue to fold until you have one sturdy ? inch strip of aluminum foil
- Shape into a heart (this is where you will need your determination)
- Place on your greased pan and pour your batter inside
Now that you’ve created your masterpiece this Valentine’s Day, you can’t tell us these pink paleo pancakes aren’t the most delicious and cutest little pancakes you’ve ever made!
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