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I’m all about keeping things simple, including my skin care routine. While I use a facial wash and moisturizer morning and night, I give credit to coconut oil for keeping my skin healthy and moisturized.
For nearly a decade, I suffered from seasonal allergies after moving to a new area. After years of trying over the counter and prescription allergy medicines with minimal symptom management success, I found that the best way to keep my histamines in check and reduce seasonal allergies was by eating the right foods.
In addition to allergy medicine, either over the counter or by prescription, eating the right foods can help to alleviate allergy symptoms and keep you feeling clear.
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Fluffy, light, and airy are not words most people associate with paleo pancakes, and I can’t blame them. There are too many paleo pancake recipes that yield thin, dark, eggy discs that pushes us to give up on enjoying the fluffy hotcakes we love so much.
But thanks to these cassava flour pancakes, your breakfast world is about to be flipped. Literally.
After a few years of eating almond flour paleo pancakes, I decided that what I really missed was the airy and fluff regular flour could bring to a recipe. Until, I discovered Bob’s Red Mill Cassava Flour.
I ordered a bag out of curiosity to “test it out” and it was love at first bite. I mean, what else should I have expected from Bob’s Red Mill products? I love using their products because they offer top quality grain-free and regular flours even nutrition boosters such as protein powders, that I’ve enjoyed using for baking my family’s favorite treats for years.
The one food my family can’t go without? Pancakes. After years of experience, I’m will openly admit I am a pancake snob and positive I could make them blindfolded!
But when you’re grain-free or doing a round of Family Kickstart, fluffy and thick pancakes aren’t always possible until now… with the help of cassava flour!
It’s the new kid on the block and Bob’s Red Mill cassava flour is quickly ranking as one of my favorite paleo flours for baking and cooking. It’s top-quality and gluten-free making it a great go-to option that fits my family’s needs.
I’ve tested all sorts of grain-free flours for pancakes and have had success, but nothing compares to cassava flour! It yields perfectly light, fluffy hotcakes that remind me so much of my Classic Fluffy Pancakes, I’ll go ahead and say they could be twins!
What is Cassava Flour
Cassava flour is made from the yucca plant, a starchy root vegetable common to South America and Africa. The flour has a very fine texture, mild flavor and it’s easy to use, making it one of the closest replacements for white flour.
While I often use both almond and coconut flour, neither compare to the amazing results I get when using cassava flour in muffins, biscuits, and pancakes.
It’s also a breath of fresh air for anyone with a nut allergy since most gluten-free flours are made with nuts. Yikes!
Is Cassava Flour Paleo?
Since it’s made from a starchy root vegetable, cassava flour is 100% paleo! This is good news, especially if you’ve been without all your favorite breakfast foods for a while.
Cassava flour is very allergy friendly! It contains no gluten, nuts, dairy, or refined grains. This takes a little pressure off if you have to bake or cook for large groups.
High in carbohydrates
With only 120 calories per 1/4 cup serving it is a great source of energy and free of all refined carbohydrates. It’s a much better alternative to white and whole wheat flours.
In the grain free and paleo world baking is a risky game but this isn’t so with cassava flour. You don’t need a crazy amount of eggs or any weird combination of things, it works just like regular flour. Just swap it 1:1 with all purpose flour in your favorite baked good recipes.
Can You Freeze Paleo Pancakes?
Just like regular pancakes, these paleo pancakes can be prepared and frozen ahead of time when you need breakfast on the table, fast.
To freeze you’re going to want to double (or triple) the batch, allow the extra’s to cool down while you eat a stack, then place them in a freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months.
How to Top Cassava Flour Pancakes
You can top with berries, sliced bananas, peanut butter, chocolate chips, syrup, or whipped cream. It’s all up to you! Hey, if you’re feeling extra go ahead and toss those berries or chocolate chips in the batter. Just like old times.
I like serving it as a DIY pancake bar for a weekend breakfast or easy dinner. Everyone builds their own stack and wherever breakfast foods are involved, I’m game!
Whenever I explain that I wait to eat my first meal around noon, people often ask, “are you skipping breakfast?” Well, no. I’m not “skipping” breakfast I’m just delaying that first delicious meal of my day by a couple of hours because I practice intermittent fasting.
As a mom, it can be tough to practice intermittent fasting but the truth is that intermittent fasting for women can have a lot of health benefits.
If you are looking for a good meat-free taco, it doesn’t get any better than these Poblano and Mushroom tacos loaded with sauteed mushrooms, poblanos, veggies, and drizzled with creamy Cilantro Lime dressing!