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Category: Treats

Almond Banana Pancakes

(Revised 9.1.18 from the original post.)

Try as we might, many of us find the temptation of pancakes too hard to resist. Maybe it’s the sweet, buttery aroma of the batter on the griddle or the soft doughy texture, or that eating something with the word “cake” in it for breakfast just feels so deliciously naughty. But it doesn’t have to be. There are decent Primal substitutes. Pancakes made with almond meal or coconut flour are a good option, but can be pretty heavy and, for some, overly filling. And then there’s this dish sent in by Jack Etherington for the Primal Cookbook Challenge. His Almond Banana Pancakes contain just three ingredients: banana, egg and almond butter. You can whip up a batch in five minutes flat and top the pancakes with a pat of butter, a scoop of nut butter, or fresh berries.

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Bacon Pancakes

Bacon pancakes sound like a sinful breakfast treat, but these slightly sweet, mostly savory cakes require no repentance. Fluffy, moist and salty with just hint of sweetness, bacon pancakes can be served with a light drizzle of maple syrup, or a dollop of sour cream and a hit of hot sauce.

Peruse the list of ingredients for these Primal pancakes and you’ll see the usual suspects (coconut flour, eggs, butter) mixed with bacon and chives. But this recipe also has something completely new: gelatin. Why add gelatin to pancakes? Because you can, without affecting the flavor or texture.

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Strawberry Hibiscus Collagen Pops

Today’s delicious recipe is offered up by the team at Pique Tea. I’ve become a big fan (and proud affiliate) of Pique Tea’s products because of their superior antioxidant value. Thanks to their team for an excellent recipe we’ll all be able to enjoy with guests and family. (And don’t miss the special deal they’re giving MDA readers….)

Summer wouldn’t be summer without popsicles! These popsicles will make the perfect treat for when you’re feeling hot and bothered, and are filled with nutrients to help you look and feel your best. (They are also a fab way to use up any overripe strawberries you might have!)

We’re fairly sure there’s nothing better than a pretty popsicle that’s yummy AND healthy, so we’ve paired Primal Kitchen®’s Collagen Peptides with Pique Tea’s Hibiscus Beauty Elixir for that extra kick. Hibiscus is a antioxidant powerhouse that’s not only delicious, but also boasts skin-enhancing properties.

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Keto Coffee Popsicles

Instead of sipping cold brew on a hot summer day, try these keto coffee popsicles instead. They’re an ice-cold treat with a strong kick of coffee flavor – these popsicles are for real coffee lovers.

The trick to making coffee popsicles that aren’t watered down is using instant espresso powder instead of brewed coffee. The concentrated flavor of espresso powder dissolves directly into coconut milk, no water needed. These popsicles are intensely creamy and coffee flavored—with the addition of just two easy ingredients.

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Keto Cheesecake Parfait

This gorgeous summertime parfait is infused with healthy fat and flavor from ingredients like macadamia nuts, coconut and full-fat dairy.  A few teaspoons of gelatin make this dessert rich and creamy—and also benefit your skin, sleep, gut health and tissue repair. (While you may have collagen peptides on hand, for this recipe you’ll want to be sure to use actual gelatin to achieve the correct thickening.)

You’ll find this treat incredibly creamy, slightly sweet and tangy. It replaces the typical graham cracker crust with a to-die-for macadamia-coconut crumble.

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Bacon & Cheddar Keto Muffins

It’s hard to decide which is more delicious, these savory bacon and cheddar keto muffins, or the original blueberry flavor. Both flavors are made from the same basic recipe with a simple gluten-free ingredient list that includes almond flour, butter, heavy cream and an egg.

The lightly sweetened blueberry version is a delicious morning treat, but this combination of bacon and sharp cheddar is equally hard to resist. Who doesn’t love bacon? These rich and flavorful muffins are perfect for busy mornings (keep a batch in the fridge or freeze, and warm one in the microwave) or for leisurely weekend brunches.

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