Apple Pancake GAPS Friendly


I’d like to introduce Caroline from the blog Gutsy!  She’s on GAPS and has a beautiful delicious recipe to share today that uses all the apples that are in season now.  My kids and I are enjoying the apple harvest as well; we made crockpot apple
sauce
yesterday and then went on a hike- it’s so wonderful to come back home to a house that smells like homemade apple sauce!  The kids love making apple sauce too; I core the apples then let them chop them up with butter knives because the size of the pieces doesn’t matter.

Make sure you visit Caroline at Gutsy and check out her GAPS blog!

Hello Health Home and Happiness readers! My name is Caroline. I am the blogger for Gutsy. You may or may not have seen me around the real food blog word, so just incase you have not; let me introduce myself a little. Oh wait, maybe I should do that after I show you the yummy recipe I made just for you! Since half of, my family is on the GAPS diet right now, I had to make this recipe GAPS friendly!

GAPS apple pancake

Ingredients:

6 pastured eggs
½ cup coconut milk (canned or homemade)
4 medium apples
¼ cup ghee or coconut oil
¼ cup coconut flour
1 tsp lemon juice
¼ tsp sea salt
2 Tbsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp vanilla honey or (2 T honey + 1 tsp vanilla extract)

Directions:

 

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. De-core and slice apples thin. *save a handful of slices to place on the top, like I did.
  3. Sauté the sliced apples in the ghee or coconut oil until semi-soft, in a cast iron skillet. (I used a 9” skillet)
  4. Add the cinnamon, lemon juice, sea salt, vanilla honey into the apples and combine until all the apples are coated.
  5. In a separate bowl, wisk together the eggs. Add in coconut milk and coconut flour to create a batter.
  6. Pour the batter right on top of the cooked apples in the cast iron skillet.
  7. *Place the saved sliced apples on top.
  8. Wear oven mitts for this step! Grab the hot pan and transfer it into the oven for 40 minutes.
  9. When done, the top should be golden brown and the pancake should puff. (Enjoy the “puff while it lasts” because it will flatten, once it is out of the oven.)
  10. Enjoy your GAPS friendly breakfast!

Ok so now that your mind is settled with a little food inspiration, I can continue. I have been on the GAPS diet for 10 months now. I still have a long way to go to heal my gut and sensitivities. One thing that I am learning from GAPS is that everyone’s body is different!

You may not hear this often, but I actually love GAPS food and I thrive off of it. My body craves protein and fat all day long and I feel so energetic. I honestly believe that I get all my energy from….LIVER! Yep, pastured grass fed liver is one of my favorite foods! While these chocolate brownies look and taste really good, but do me a favor and eat a side of liver with it!

 

 I am working my way to “desensitizing” my body so that I do not react to every single thing I come by.  My body has the tendency to overreact to the slightest things, whether it is food or some chemicals. Smelling perfume will give me a headache for hours and don’t even get me started about my toxic mattress! That is why I am on the GAPS diet, so my gut can seal right up and give me a fully functional life back.

 

I am a gutsy girl, and everyday I learn and experiment. Another thing about me is that I love to research! Come see what I’m up to visit my blog at www.mygutsy.com!

 

Note from Cara again: Go visit Caroline and leave some comments and join her facebook!  Comments and encouragement are what fuel new bloggers- and I know you love all the GAPS resources bloggers put out :)