National Pancake Day

It’s National Pancake Day!

Do you hate ’em? Do you love ’em? Do you love them but can’t eat them because of carb or gluten restrictions? That’s me.

Here’s a recipe for pancakes made with almond flour that I use because I’m on a low-carb diet. I love them with warm mashed or stewed fruit as the topping.

Almond Flour Pancakes recipe

Makes approx. 10-12 medium pancakes 

2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup almond milk
4 eggs (I actually use substitutes, like Egg Beaters, just fine
2 Tbsp agave or other natural sweetener
2 Tbsp coconut oil, liquid

Heat griddle to 375 F. Wisk all ingredients together. Ladle out 1/4 cup of pancake batter onto griddle. Watch for drying on the edges, then flip using a spatula wide enough to hold all the pancake. When lightly brown on both sides, serve.

Good Food Good Feelings

I’ve always thought of pancakes as a “family” meal, since it makes enough to serve 3 to 4 people.

So I used pancakes as a morning after breakfast choice for Eric, Elena, and Jess in We Three: One and One and One Makes Three. For Jess, who hasn’t had a lot of good family experiences in her life, it makes her feel really welcomed into Eric and Elena’s lives.

Here’s a bit between Jess and Eric:

Tying off the towel around her hips, Jess Davies shook her blond head with a wide smile as her soaked hair slapped heavily against her back. The morning pool laps had been invigorating. She patted dry her hair with one hand as she entered the sliding glass doors and walked to the wide counter separating the living space from the spacious kitchen. The aromas of bacon and eggs, and…

“Oh my god, apple pancakes! ” She identified the smell at the same time she spotted Eric Tanner flipping them on the griddle.

The air conditioning nipped at her mostly bare skin in the borrowed red string bikini. She leaned on her elbows on the counter across from sandy blond Eric grinning next to the stainless steel of his spatula.

“I told you,” he said, “we have every delight in this house.”

She reached toward the skillet, her eyes meeting his. Both of them smirked as she sent her hand sideways to the wooden bowl of freshly rinsed grapes.

Popping a grape in her mouth, Jess eyed the beautiful pancakes he had just flipped on the skillet. They were perfectly golden brown. God, it made Jess immediately see equally golden skin in her mind’s eye. Her mouth watered with the desire to kiss it, touch it, taste it…

When she refocused she found Eric’s gaze still riveted to hers.

“If you don’t linger too long,” he said, drawing down the skillet heat, “you can wake her up.”

Jess leaned further across the counter and caught Eric’s lips in a quick kiss. It was, she realized, unnecessary, but it made this special to her. She was enjoying the warm delight of being welcomed so thoroughly. She certainly felt loved as heat began to coalesce in her body.

Happy Pancake Day!
~ Lara
Go here for your own copy of We Three to enjoy all of Eric, Elena and Jess’s story.
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