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Paleo Apple Bacon Pancakes

You’ll want to make these sweet and savory Paleo Apple Bacon Pancakes for your next brunch gathering!

Paleo Apple Bacon Pancakes

I’ll be honest, I don’t love pancakes. They are good from time to time, but I will always prefer something savory (eggs, always) over sweet for breakfast so I usually end up choosing something else. That is… until I made these sweet and savory apple bacon pancakes. Who knew all it took for me to love pancakes was to add some bacon in it? But let’s be real… bacon can make anything better!

Paleo Apple Bacon Pancakes

This recipe came to me just in time for Mother’s Day, and I’m so excited to share something that can satisfy sweet AND savory taste buds. Don’t you think that special lady in your life will love waking up to the smell of these apple bacon pancakes? I know my mom would.

Paleo Apple Bacon Pancakes

So if you are looking for an easy and delicious brunch recipe for the weekend, I highly recommend you try these paleo apple bacon pancakes. It has such great flavors and you can top it off with whatever you like, depending on your style.

I added a little bit of maple syrup and a pat of butter, but I think they would also be delicious with some plain yogurt, coconut cream, or even applesauce to bring out the apple flavor even more. I’m drooling just thinking about it!

Paleo Apple Bacon Pancakes

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Paleo Apple Bacon Pancakes
 
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Serves: 12-16 pancakes
Ingredients
  • 4 slices of thick-cut bacon
  • ½ cup almond meal
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup full-fat coconut milk
  • ¼ cup water, or more
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large apple, shredded
  • Coconut oil, for frying
Instructions
  1. Cook the bacon slices in a large pan over medium heat until crispy. Remove from heat and crumble. Set aside.
  2. In large bowl, mix together almond meal, coconut flour, and baking soda, sea salt, and cinnamon.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, coconut milk, water, and vanilla extract.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, and stir together until well mixed.
  5. Fold in shredded apples and bacon bits.
  6. If the batter seems too chunky, add more water a tablespoon at a time until it's thick but not runny.
  7. Heat a tablespoon of coconut oil in a griddle over medium low heat.
  8. Drop the pancake batter by ¼ cupfuls into the griddle and spread it out into a circle with a spatula. Cook until browned, about 3-4 minutes.
  9. Flip and cook the other side for 2-3 minutes.
  10. Repeat with the remaining batter, adding more coconut oil to the pan to grease.
  11. Serve with maple syrup.

Paleo, Gluten Free Apple Bacon Pancakes

 

Spiced Bacon Cashews

Spiced Bacon Cashews

Oh man, I’ve had a looooong weekend. We moved out of our apartment yesterday, without a permanent new place. We are still staying in the same area but at an Airbnb until we figure things out. So this past week was a whole lot of putting crap in boxes, driving around in a U-Haul, lifting heavy things, and lugging things into storage. I’m so so tired today so I’m taking it easy. Luckily, our Airbnb is so nice and gorgeous, and I’ll probably share a few photos on Instagram.

Right before the move out day, I prepared by putting together snacks that I could munch on during and after the move. Of course, this consisted of thinking of ways to use up whatever food I had left in the kitchen. This was basically the process of how I came up with this easy but SUPER ADDICTING recipe: spiced bacon cashews.

Spiced Bacon Cashews

Spiced Bacon Cashews

Spiced Bacon Cashews

I don’t know why I never thought to put cashews and bacon together before. I mean, even the thought about it sounds amazing! Crispy, salty bacon and creamy cashews. What’s not to love? I had to portion this out a handful at a time, because I know I can just finish the entire thing in one sitting. However, it’s actually quite filling so it held me over between meals when I was exerting a lot of energy during the move.

Spiced Bacon Cashews

Spiced Bacon Cashews

Spiced Bacon Cashews

Also, since it’s coming up, this could also be an amazing Super Bowl snack! If you don’t know, it’s this weekend, and I’m excited to munch on all the game day foods. Plus, if you are in a hurry, these spiced bacon cashews literally comes together in less than 10 minutes. What’s not to love about that? Hope you try out this amazing combo, because it’s just the best!

Spiced Bacon Cashews

Spiced Bacon Cashews
 
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Ingredients
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp cayenne (optional)
  • ⅓ cup chopped thick-cut bacon, sugar-free
  • ½ lb raw cashews, about 2 cups
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl mix together sea salt, cinnamon, and cayenne, if using. Set aside.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Cook the bacon in the skillet for 4-5 minutes, until they are crispy.
  4. Add the cashew and cook while stirring for 2-3 minutes, until toasted evenly.
  5. Add the mixed spices and stir together for 1 minute until evenly coated.
  6. Remove from heat and let cool.
  7. Serve immediately, or store in the fridge until ready to eat.

Paleo Gluten Free Whole30 Spiced Bacon Cashews

Bacon Green Bean Soup

Bacon Green Bean Soup

I need a lot of comfort this week. I think this election drained me. I’m not going to get political because that’s not what my blog is about, but I think it’s worth mentioning that it’s been an emotional roller coaster for many of us. The fact that I didn’t go to sleep until very late on Tuesday night is enough to throw me off the rest of the week.

So enter: soup. There’s something so soothing and healing about a big bowl of creamy soup, especially when it’s made with bone broth. The bacon definitely helps too. 

Bacon Green Bean Soup

Bacon Green Bean Soup

Bacon Green Bean Soup

This soup made with green beans is so appropriate for this chilly season, and I think it’ll be a great side to serve during your Thanksgiving dinner. There’s so much flavor and depth, and the pop of green is so pretty on the table.

Not only is it delicious, it’s a great way to pack in a huge amount of greens during your meal (and your kids’), and I’m always striving to do that. If you had a hard time dealing with this week like me, I suggest you make this soup and curl up with a good book or a Netflix show. It’ll make you feel so much better. I promise!

Bacon Green Bean Soup

Bacon Green Bean Soup

Bacon Green Bean Soup

Bacon Green Bean Soup
 
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Ingredients
  • ¼ lb bacon
  • 2 tbsp ghee or avocado oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1 large sweet potato, chopped
  • 1 lb green beans. trimmed
  • 4 cups bone broth or water
  • ½ cup full-fat coconut milk
  • Salt and pepper, to taste (omit pepper for AIP)
Instructions
  1. Chop the bacon into small pieces, about ¼ inches wide.
  2. Heat a large saucepan or a dutch oven over medium high heat. Fry the bacon bits until they are crispy, about 5 minutes.
  3. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the bacon bits to a plate and set aside. Leave the bacon grease in the pot.
  4. Lower the heat to medium. Add onion, garlic, and sweet potato, with salt and pepper, and stir and cook until the onions are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the green beans with more salt and pepper, and cook for additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Pour in bone broth or stock. Cover and bring to boil, then lower to simmer for 30 minutes.
  7. Once the vegetables are soft, remove from heat. Add coconut milk and let cool slightly.
  8. Use an immersion blender to puree the soup until smooth and creamy. If you don't have an immersion blender, work in batches in a blender.
  9. Taste to determine if it needs more salt and pepper.
  10. Serve topped with bacon bits.

Bacon Green Bean Soup