The BEST Paleo Pancakes [VIDEO]

Pancakes should be fluffy, golden, and loaded with your favorite add-ins. I’m not kidding when I say these Paleo Pancakes are the real deal. They’re based off of my cinnamon crunch pancakes, and are really just the perfect paleo pancake recipe base, ever. They are paleo pancakes made with almond flour, are kid-friendly, freezer-friendly, and nobody will know their paleo! Guaranteed! These paleo pancakes are made gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar free, and without banana. I make batches of the mix for my mom every time she comes to visit, and she’s not grain-free!

Paleo Pancakes Recipe with SyrupThe BEST Paleo Pancakes

I used to experiment a lot more with protein pancakes (with banana), 2-ingredient pancakes, and so on. While I love those (and ate them everyday for like 3 months at one point), I wanted pancakes that actually TASTE and have the texture of real pancakes.

Can you use almond meal instead of almond flour?

Yes. Almond flour is made from blanched almonds which have had the skins removed, and is ground more finely than almond meal, which typically still contains the skins and has a more coarse grind. Both will work, though I prefer almond flour!

What can you use instead of applesauce?

Pumpkin puree will work as a sub for the applesauce!

Paleo Pancakes with almond flour

This recipe is tried and true, and is loved by so many of you! Read through the comments below for a glimpse of reader reactions!

Is maple syrup allowed on paleo diet?

I drizzle these pancakes with good quality maple syrup! Maple syrup, in its natural, unprocessed form, is paleo and is a great alternative to white sugar. Always look for good quality, 100% pure maple syrup!

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How do you make paleo pancakes

Fluffy Paleo Pancakes

Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 0:15 Yields 2

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Add-ins of choice

Directions

  • In a bowl combine almond flour, tapioca, baking powder, and dash of sea salt
  • Add in eggs, applesauce, and vanilla- mix to combine
  • Heat grass-fed butter in a skillet over medium heat and pour in batter
  • Let cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown
  • Continue with remaining batter
  • Transfer to a plate and serve
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Loaded Chicken Salad: Four Ways

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This Loaded Chicken Salad Four Ways makes for the perfect customizable lunch! Make a big batch at the beginning of the week and enjoy it all week long in sandwiches, as a back-to-school snack on celery sticks, in a lettuce wrap, or in a salad! Made in partnership with Nuts.com!

Loaded Chicken Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

This Chicken Salad is filled with some of my favorite lunch flavors:

Perfectly seasoned baked (or boiled) chicken

Fresh chopped scallions

Crisp red grapes

Sweet royal raisins

Chopped walnuts, or nuts of choice

& crispy, smoky bacon

It seriously doesn’t get much better than that!

Loaded Chicken Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

I am so excited to partner with my friends at Nuts.com to bring you today’s recipe. This chicken salad is packed with nuts of choice, and my favorite, royal raisins! I simply can’t get over how customizable and delicious this lunch recipe is.

Loaded Chicken Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Looking for a great back-to-school snack for when the kiddos get home? Serve this on celery sticks for a protein-packed snack.

Loaded Chicken Salad Celery Logs | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

If you are looking for a low-carb Whole30 compliant lunch option, make it a lettuce wrap!

Loaded Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Are you more of a salad person? Create a salad with this Chicken Salad by serving it over greens with your favorite salad fixings!

Loaded Chicken Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

More of a sandwich person? Add this to your favorite bread with some extra add-ins such as tomatoes and avocado for an ultimate protein packed sandwich to keep you full and energized all day long!

Loaded Chicken Salad Sandwich | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Loaded Chicken Salad

Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes Total Time 0:25 Serves 4

Ingredients

    Chicken Salad

    • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and diced
    • 1/4 cup red grapes, sliced
    • 1/4 cup royal raisins, roughly chopped
    • 1/4 cup walnuts, or another nut of choice
    • 1/4 cup scallions, thinly sliced
    • 1/2 red onion, diced
    • 1/3 cup good quality mayonnaise
    • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard, more to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, more to taste
    • optional: 1/4 cup bacon, roughly chopped

    Chicken Salad Celery Sticks

    • 12 celery ribs, cleaned and sliced in half or thirds depending on size

    Chicken Salad Sandwich

    Lettuce Wraps

    Chicken Salad Over Salad

    Directions

    1. Place all of the chicken salad ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
    2. Mix until well combined. Taste and adjust seasoning, mayonnaise, and dijon mustard as needed.
    3. Serve as celery sticks, in a lettuce wrap, on top of a salad, or as a sandwich!

    Recipe Notes

    *Store in your refrigerator for 3-5 days!

    *You can sub the mayo for 1/3 cup Greek yogurt if desired!

     

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    Bananas Foster Chia Pudding [Video]

    This Bananas Foster Chia Pudding is the perfect make-ahead chia seed pudding recipe! It is a delicious egg-free breakfast option that everybody will love, and the Bananas Foster topping is one of my all-time favorites!

    Bananas Foster Chia Pudding

    Bananas Foster Chia Pudding

    Life sometimes gets busy. Right now, life for me is super super busy. Have you noticed I’ve been blogging less the past few weeks? Don’t worry, it’s about to pick back up! I’m finishing up the school year with my students, then off to embark on my new journey (you can read about that here). So, with the twenty million tasks I’ve set for myself in these busy few weeks, I’ve also set myself on a mission to make some delicious nutrient-packed snacks and breakfasts that have a fun twist to them

    Now, I’m currently all about exploring egg-free breakfasts. Not because I’m not eating eggs, but because sometimes you just want to switch things up a bit!

    Bananas Foster Chia Pudding ingredients

    This chia pudding is packed with omegas, nutrients, and potassium, while also throwing in the delicious flavors of decadent bananas foster. I seriously love bananas foster. All this is missing is the vanilla ice cream, but I promise you won’t miss it! When we were in Jamaica one of the desserts was a bananas foster bar which sparked my current obsession. It’s just so good!

    Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

    Bananas Foster Chia Pudding

    It’s as simple as throw it in a jar and leave it overnight. Then boom! It’s ready to devour. Love me some simple, healthy, and quick snacks!

    How to make chia pudding

    Bananas Foster Chia Pudding

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    Bananas Foster Chia Pudding

    Bananas Foster Chia Pudding
    Serves 2
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    Ingredients
    1. 1/4 cup chia seeds
    2. 1 cup Pacific Foods Organic Original Coconut Milk
    3. 2 tsp raw honey or pure maple syrup, more to taste
    Bananas Foster Topping
    1. 2 large bananas
    2. 4 tbsp grass-fed butter
    3. 1/4 cup coconut sugar
    4. 1 tsp vanilla extract
    5. Optional: 2 tbsp dark rum
    6. Optional: 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
    Instructions
    1. In a tupperware, place chia seeds, coconut milk, and sweetener. Mix until combined.
    2. Place tupperware into refrigerator for at minimum 3-5 hours or overnight
    3. Once ready to assemble, remove chia pudding from the refrigerator and taste- adjust sweetener as desired
    4. In a skillet heat butter until melted
    5. Add in sugar and whisk until combined
    6. Add in vanilla and sliced bananas
    7. Let cook for 2-4 minutes, mixing gently occasionally
    8. Add in optional rum and walnuts
    9. Let cook for an additional 3-4 minutes
    10. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes
    11. Layer bananas foster topping with chia seed pudding in a bowl, mug, or cup and enjoy!
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    St Patrick’s Day Green Pancakes {Hidden Veggie}

    St Patrick’s Day is around the corner and whether you have Irish roots or not, it’s all about all things GREEN. Green smoothies, green pancakes, green cupcakes. Am I right? Yes, definitely right. At least about the green pancakes! These are the best fluffy paleo pancakes, made green with a hidden veggie!

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    St Patrick’s Day Green Pancakes

    I’m really into hidden veggies lately. My neighbor has the most adorable toddler who doesn’t love eating veggies. After talking with her about sneaking veggies into food for her kids, I knew getting creative to do so would be fun; and can be holiday-festive, too! These are not only perfect for your stubborn junk-food loving kiddo, but spouse and adults alike. Now let’s nourish your family with a festive breakfast packed with good-for-you ingredients!

    Side note: You don’t taste the veggies one bit in these. Kid-approved!

    Best paleo pancakes

    If you like this festive St. Patrick’s Day recipe, try these:

    GREEN Pancakes

    St. Patty's Day Green Pancakes {Hidden Veggie}
    Yields 8
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    Prep Time
    5 min
    Cook Time
    15 min
    Total Time
    20 min
    Prep Time
    5 min
    Cook Time
    15 min
    Total Time
    20 min
    Ingredients
    1. 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
    2. 1/2 cup tapioca flour
    3. 2 eggs
    4. 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
    5. 1 cup fresh spinach
    6. 1 tsp baking powder
    7. 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips or add-ins of choice
    Instructions
    1. In a bowl combine almond flour, tapioca, baking powder, and dash of sea salt
    2. Add in eggs and mix
    3. In your blender, blend spinach and apple sauce until smooth then add to your batter
    4. Mix well to combine
    5. Add in chocolate chips or add-ins of choice
    6. Heat grass-fed butter in a skillet over medium heat and pour in batter
    7. Let cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown
    8. Continue with remaining batter
    9. Transfer to a plate and serve
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    Chorizo and Avocado Zucchini Frittata

    Inspiralized Cookbook and a GIVEAWAY

    I want to give some love today to my Friend Ali from the blog Inspiralized. Not only because she’s awesome, talented, and super sweet, but because it’s her book release day! Her first cookbook, Inspiralized, is officially out in stores, and you can pick up your copy today. Congrats, Ali! 

    Let’s talk about the book: 

    This gorgeous book is your ultimate resource for all things spiralized. It’s filled with stunning photographs, unique recipes, and it offers guides such as how to use the various blades, nutrition facts, how to clean and care for your spiralizer, things to avoid, tips, and recipe features such as breaking the recipes into categories (vegan, paleo, gluten-free, and vegetarian).

    What types of recipes can you expect to find?

    You’ll find takes on your traditional recipes such as Skinny Bolognese, Thai Drunken Zucchini Noodles with Pork, Bacon Cacio e Pepe, Halibut en Papillote with Butternut Squash to unique recipes that only the talented Ali could have come up with: Pork Bibimbap with Ginger Gochugaru, Apple Potato Cheese Bun, Beet Rice Nori Rolls with Chipotle Teriyaki Sauce, Teriyiki Salmon Balls with Ginger-Pineapple Rice, Plantain Coconut Rice Pudding, and Blueberry Sweet Potato Waffles.

    Are you sold yet? This book has something for everyone, and more! 

    Inspiralized Cookbook and a GIVEAWAY

    I decided to make us the Chorizo and Avocado Zucchini Frittata from the book and man it did not disappoint.  The combination of avocado, garlic, spicy chorizo, and zucchini noodles was just so on point. We couldn’t get enough! BONUS: Ali said I could share the recipe with you all. I promise you’ll love it 🙂

    Chorizo and Avocado Zucchini Frittata Recipe from the Inspiralized Cookbook and a GIVEAWAY

    Chorizo and Avocado Zucchini Frittata Recipe
    Serves 4
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    Prep Time
    20 min
    Cook Time
    25 min
    Total Time
    45 min
    Prep Time
    20 min
    Cook Time
    25 min
    Total Time
    45 min
    For the frittata
    1. 1 large clove of garlic, minced
    2. 2 spicy chorizo links, caseings removed, crumbled
    3. 2 medium zucchinis, Blade C
    4. 1 avocado, cubed
    5. 3 eggs + 9 egg whites, beaten
    6. salt and pepper, to taste
    For the salad
    1. 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    2. 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
    3. 3 tablespoons olive oil
    4. 2 teaspoons honey
    5. salt and pepper to taste
    6. ¼ cup diced manchego cheese
    7. 6 cups diced pea shoots
    Instructions
    1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Then, add in the chorizo, avocado, and garlic and cook for 5 minutes or until chorizo crumbles begin to brown. Add the zucchini noodles and toss to combine. Be sure the noodles are spread in an even layer in the skillet and that the chorizo and avocado are spread evenly as well. It’s essential to include this so that the slices of frittata come out with even amounts of ingredients.
    2. Pour the eggs and season the top with pepper. Allow to cook for two minutes or until the eggs set on the bottom, then transfer to the oven to bake for about 15 minutes or until eggs have completely set and begin to brown on the edges of the skillet.
    3. While the eggs are baking, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, sherry, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.
    4. When the frittata is done, slice into 4 or 8 pieces. In a medium bowl, toss the dressing, manchego and pea shoots together and then serve alongside the frittata portions.
    Nutritional Information
    1. Calorie: 451
    2. Fat: 32 g
    3. Carbohydrates: 24 g
    4. Sodium: 417 mg
    5. Protein: 48 g
    6. Sugar: 11 g
    7. Serving size: 1/4 of the frittata + 1 packed cup side salad
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    Chorizo and Avocado Zucchini Frittata Recipe from the Inspiralized Cookbook and a GIVEAWAY

    Go buy your copy in stores at Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, Target and Walmart, or on Amazon here. Don’t forget to check out Ali’s blog post today for a very exciting announcement that I personally cannot wait for!

    But first…

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    Chorizo and Avocado Zucchini Frittata Recipe

    Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 25 min Total Time 0:45

    Ingredients

      For the frittata

      • 1 large clove of garlic, minced
      • 2 spicy chorizo links, caseings removed, crumbled
      • 2 medium zucchinis, Blade C
      • 1 avocado, cubed
      • 3 eggs + 9 egg whites, beaten
      • salt and pepper, to taste

      For the salad

      • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
      • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
      • 3 tablespoons olive oil
      • 2 teaspoons honey
      • salt and pepper to taste
      • 1/4 cup diced manchego cheese
      • 6 cups diced pea shoots

      Directions

    • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Then, add in the chorizo, avocado, and garlic and cook for 5 minutes or until chorizo crumbles begin to brown. Add the zucchini noodles and toss to combine. Be sure the noodles are spread in an even layer in the skillet and that the chorizo and avocado are spread evenly as well. It’s essential to include this so that the slices of frittata come out with even amounts of ingredients.
    • Pour the eggs and season the top with pepper. Allow to cook for two minutes or until the eggs set on the bottom, then transfer to the oven to bake for about 15 minutes or until eggs have completely set and begin to brown on the edges of the skillet.
    • While the eggs are baking, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, sherry, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.
    • When the frittata is done, slice into 4 or 8 pieces. In a medium bowl, toss the dressing, manchego and pea shoots together and then serve alongside the frittata portions.
    • Recipe Notes

    • Calorie: 451
    • Fat: 32 g
    • Carbohydrates: 24 g
    • Sodium: 417 mg
    • Protein: 48 g
    • Sugar: 11 g
    • Serving size: 1/4 of the frittata + 1 packed cup side salad
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      Healthy Swaps for the New Year

      January means a new year and new goals, often revolving around healthy eating and transforming old habits into new ones to create a healthy lifestyle. Since that is the basis of Lexi’s Clean Kitchen, you can imagine I love having new people on board and new visitors to LCK! Already this month has been amazing. I love hearing all about your new journeys, whether a Whole30, a 21DSD, or simply just eating better and working out!

      In leu of all the January diet/detox kick-offs, American Express and I wanted to give you some easy healthy swaps to make your life easier, and to make you feel the best you can!Healthy Swaps for the New Year

      Here are six recipes to get you started. They are all Whole30 compliant, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and paleo-friendly! 
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      How are you kicking off 2015? 

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