This morning, I had the blessing of taking care of my children while my wife rested after taking care of a sick child overnight. Like most dads when they have extra time at home, I tried to make the day a little more special. Breakfast was first on the list, so I decided to try finding some paleo pancakes. (A few days ago some friends of ours invited us over to dine with them. They were very thoughtful to try to make us a paleo meal. Our hostess whipped up a paleo-ish pancake recipe that she found online. The search for this recipe was sort of inspired by her.)
After finding one, I checked to see what we had in the house and gathered everything together. By the grace of God we had all that we needed, with some small (paleo) improvisations (I made the chocolate part a little different from what I found online – my version is what is in the recipe below).
As I was cooking the pancakes, my children suddenly became very silent. It was the calm right before the storm. My oldest daughter had been in the stickers and was putting them all over herself. This wasn’t a big deal. But then my youngest started screaming because no attention was being given to her. So as I began trying to entertain and calm my little ones, I could smell the pancakes beginning to burn. Fortunately, I was able to hold a baby in one arm, while flipping the pancakes in time, so they were still edible.
After the crying had subsided, we sat down to eat. One taste, and I was hooked! I don’t think I have ever had such delicious pancakes, with no flour in them whatsoever. This is a recipe that we will continue to use for years to come.