Chocolate Chip Banana Pancake Casserole

This Chocolate Chip Banana Pancake Casserole is going to be the new hit of your brunch and weekend parties. It’s made with my popular fluffy paleo pancakes, and really, who doesn’t love a chocolate chip and banana combination?

I think my new favorite thing is a meal made in casserole form. It’s like the new one-pan meals and bowls that I’ve been loving. Easy to transport and fun to eat. Plus, all the flavors come together in the most delightful way.

Chocolate Chip Banana Pancake Casserole

If you follow me on SnapChat (username: Lexiscleankitch), you know I’ve been cooking up a storm for my upcoming cookbook! I’ve been blogging less and I seriously hate not connecting with all of you more. BUT, there is light at the end of the tunnel and I’ll soon be back to our regularly scheduled programming!

This breakfast casserole requires a tiny bit of extra work from your traditional pancakes, but it’s super delicious and so fun to eat– it’s worth it!Paleo Pancake Casserole

Chocolate Chip Banana Pancake Casserole

Chocolate Chip Banana Pancake Casserole
Serves 6
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Pancakes
  1. 1 cup blanched almond flour
  2. 1 cup tapioca flour
  3. 4 eggs
  4. 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  5. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  6. ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  7. Pinch of sea salt
  8. 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
  9. Butter, for greasing
Everything else
  1. 3 eggs
  2. 3/4 cup Pacific Foods Organic Original Almond Milk
  3. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  4. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. 1 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
  6. 1 banana
  7. Additional chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a bowl combine almond flour, tapioca, baking powder, and dash of sea salt. Add in eggs, applesauce, and vanilla- mix to combine. Fold in chocolate chips.
  3. Heat grass-fed butter in a skillet over medium heat and pour in batter.
  4. Let cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  5. Continue with remaining batter, greasing pan each time.
  6. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  7. Line pancakes in a greased baking dish, creating two stacked layers.
  8. In a bowl whisk together egg, almond milk, maple syrup, vanilla, and cinnamon.
  9. Pour over pancakes.
  10. Bake for 40 minutes until the egg mixture has completely set and is no longer jiggly.
  11. Slice and serve with maple syrup!
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Chocolate Chip Banana Pancake Casserole

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Homemade Guacamole

Homemade Guacamole on EVERYTHING over here. Some favorites of ours are having it as an appetizer with veggies and homemade crackers on Football Sunday, sweet potato nachos, huevos rancheros, as a topping on a salad, taco night, morning breakfast skillets, sweet potato skins… the list goes on and on. You simply can’t deny the many uses for an easy and delicious homemade guacamole!

Homemade Guacamole

 

Homemade Guacamolle
Serves 2
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Ingredients
  1. 2 ripe avocados
  2. 1 tsp lime juice
  3. A pinch of paprika
  4. 1/4 cup red onion, minced
  5. 1/3 cup grape tomatoes, chopped
  6. 1/4 tsp ground garlic, more as desired
  7. Himalayan sea salt, to taste
  8. Optional: pinch of cayenne pepper
  9. Optional: pinch of red pepper flakes
  10. Optional: 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
Instructions
  1. Cut avocado in half and remove the pit
  2. Scoop out avocado and place into a bowl
  3. Using a fork, lightly mash the avocado (leave some chunks!)
  4. Add spices and mix well, taste and adjust spices to your liking
  5. Right before serving, add onion and tomato and mix to combine (optional)
  6. Place in serving bowl
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Homemade Guacamole

Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Last year around this time I shared a Holiday Gift Guide, which still has some of my favorite gifts for the foodie in your life.  Mike must’ve took a hint, because I got all of the things I put on the list that year. What a good guy! 

This year I wanted to make the guide a little more extensive than last years for you, while bringing you some great products from around the web, PLUS, easy Amazon finds for those of you as hooked on Amazon Prime as I am!

Holiday Gift Guide 2014

1. Mason Jar Martini Shaker  // 2.  Ipad Kitchen Stand //  3. Le Creuset  // 4. Apron //5. Personalized Cutting Board // 6. GIR Spatulas  // 7.  Oil and Vinegar Set // 8. Initial Mugs // 9. Measuring Spoons // 10. Mugs 

Holiday-Gift Guide Amazon Steals1.  Spiralizer // 2. Baking Liner  //  3.  Baking Cups // 4. Fitbit //5.  Food Processor

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7-Minute Warm Apple Crumb Minis

Last week on Tuesday’s Treats I introduced a January mini series featuring mini desserts! I thought we could all kick-off the New Year (or just me, and I’m dragging you guys into it) with bite-size indulgences rather than the whole tray of donuts. Are you on board?TUESDAY-TREATS-JANUARY-EDITIONLast week we had mini Brownie Sundaes, and this week… 7-Minute Warm Apple Crumb Minis! No, seriously. They are loaded with soft apples that are oozing with warm cinnamon flavor and topped with a nutty-sweet crumble. Perfection, in under ten minutes!

7 Minute Paleo Apple Crumb

7 Minute Paleo Apple Crumb
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Apple Filling
  1. 1 apple, peeled, cored, and sliced
  2. 1/2 lemon, juiced
  3. 1 tsp water
  4. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Crumb Topping
  1. 1/2 cup almond meal
  2. 1 tsp raw honey
  3. 1 tsp coconut oil
  4. Dash Himalayan sea salt
  5. 1/4 tsp cinnamon
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. 2. Place chopped apples in a microwave safe bowl and add cinnamon, lemon, and water
  3. 3. Microwave for 1 minute
  4. 4. Mix and microwave for another 1 min
  5. 5. Mix and microwave for a remaining 30 seconds or until soft- set aside
  6. 6. In a bowl combine topping ingredients until crumbly
  7. 7. Place on baking tray and bake (in toaster oven or oven) for 5 minutes
  8. 8. Place apple filling in shooter glasses and layer with crumb topping
Notes
  1. Serve warm with dairy-free whipped cream!
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7 Minute Paleo Apple Crumb 7 Minute Paleo Apple Crumb

Last week’s mini: Warm Brownie Sundaes  

  Healthy Brownie Sundae {Mini-Indulgences}

Today marks 2 weeks into the new year. Are you sticking to your resolutions?

Spicy Stew {Plus The Perfect Poached Egg}

SAVORY SUNDAYS

Good morning, friends! If it is your first time coming to Lexi’s Clean Kitchen I want you to know that aside from other posts throughout the week, every Sunday I post a savory meal idea and on Tuesday’s a treat! So welcome! And if you have been here before, know how happy I am that you keep coming back! 

The holiday season approaching undoubtedly means that the weather is getting colder. So, waking up to a hot breakfast on a cold morning is just a win all around. This stew is meaty, flavorful, and topped with the perfect poached egg; a go-to breakfast/brunch on a weekend morning (or even one night for dinner)!

Spicy Breakfast Stew

This dish would be perfect for your guests to wake up to when visiting for the holidays. Just saying.

Spicy Breakfast Stew2

I am excited to recently have had the opportunity to connect with the lovely Juli from PaleOMG! If you don’t know her (you probably do), she’s seriously awesome. You can find the full recipe as a guest post on her page here, along with so many amazing paleo recipes!

Spicy Breakfast Stew7What do you always make for your out-of-town guests when they come to visit?

10 Little Holiday Things for the Foodies in Your Life

Need a little extra something for the Foodie in Your Life this holiday season? Sometimes when we are holiday shopping, we need just one more little something to complete the package, can you relate?

Here are my 10 kitchen items that I am loving right now! They are full-proof, fun, and most importantly, useful! Numbers one and four are my most recent favorites; I have been using these tiny gems non-stop! Throw these tiny items in the bottom of your gift bag and complete your holiday package. The foodie in your life will have the perfect extra surprise, at a reasonable price for you! And easily use Membership Rewards® points for your shopping!

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1. Milk Frother 

Calling all coffee lovers! Dairy-free for me! Have I told you how frothy almond milk gets? Mmmm… I feel like a barista when I use my milk frother. No joke. It completely transforms my what once was black coffee. Regardless of your milk preference, make that coffee, steam some frothy milk, hot or cold (hello, summer iced lattes!), top it with some cinnamon and there you have it… a seriously professional coffee!

2. Citrus Mister  

I use fresh lemon often. In my warm water in the mornings and when I make many of my dishes such as my Lemon Roasted ChickenLemon Poppy Seed Pancakes, Roasted Salmon, dressings, and more!  I used have to take a few minutes each time. Cut the lemon, squeeze half, throw it away, wash my hands, and then put the other half away in a Tupperware or plastic bag.  That’s a lot for one little squeeze of lemon, but it’s essential! This simple product makes it so easy. I leave it in my fridge and mist away whenever I need it.

3. Slipat Baking Sheet Liner 

My number one go-to item right now! I have not greased tin foil in months. Life-changing? You bet. It’s the simple things in life. My favorite ways to use this  product is for making sweet potato fries, homemade crackers, and cookies. 

4. Utensil Clip for Pot 

This tiny item may seem unnecessary, but let me tell you, throwing this gift in your foodie-lover’s gift bag is worth it. My first thought…. Turkey Chili. When I make it, my spoon is constantly in the pot stirring the soup, the spoon then waits somewhere on stove for the next stir, splatters all over, and makes a huge mess. I clip this little cute rooster to my pot and never have to worry about the mess on my stove! Worth it? Absolutely.

5.  Set of 4 Cutting Mats 

The foodie in your life probably uses cutting boards as much as I do. I love how this set organizes the kitchen and keeps things sanitized. Plus, they are flexible and easy to life and pour all of your chopped food directly into the bowl!

6. Bamboo Mortar and Pestle

Party time! I love using this for grinding herbs, serving dip, and making homemade guacamole for dinner or serving for guests! It looks nice, is food safe, eay to clean, and convenient!

7. Mandoline 

I use my mandoline weekly! I use it to make zucchini linguinesweet potato chips, and for slicing the perfect tomatoes. My favorite is the vegetable noodles! You’ll never miss pasta again (promise)!

8. Air Pop Popcorn

This is the best and only way to make popcorn, in my opinion! I ditched my microwave and bagged popcorn a long time ago. Now I buy organic kernels, throw ½ cup into the air-popper and have crisp and perfect popcorn every time, with way less additives.

9.  French Press Coffee Maker 

Your coffee-lover will really appreciate this one. If you appreciate a good cup of coffee, you’ll appreciate the coffee from a French Press. P.S. you can also brew fresh tea with the French Press! This alone, or paired with the milk frother… you’ll be the hit of the night!

10. Waffle Maker

If you’ve been to Lexi’s Clean Kitchen before, you know I love my good healthy pancakes, which often end up in my waffle maker for healthy weekend waffles! If someone in your life is into food, they’ll most likely be into waffles. Therefore, they’ll love you forever for this gift.

 I was selected by American Express as to help educate consumers about how to use Membership Rewards points. As such I was paid for my services, but all gift choices selected and opinions about the gifts and American Express are my own. http://t.cmp.ly/68ee5b1be62ebaeb5a

Do you do your holiday shopping online or in the stores?