Cold Weather, Warming Foods: Paleo Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
Eating seasonally keeps our bodies in sync with our natural environments. Salads and fruits are less appealing in the dark, cold winter months as high liquid foods are generally cooling foods. It's also natural to crave higher fat, starchier foods in the winter, as they have a warming effect on the body.
Here is a recipe that will fill the comfort food craving without compromising health!
2 eggs room temperature
1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
1/4 cup water
Make the cinnamon swirl mixture. In a small bowl, combine ghee, coconut sugar, and cinnamon. Mix well and scoop into a plastic baggie. The consistency should be thick like toothpaste.- not too hard where you can't squeeze it and not too melty. Make the pancakes: In a large bowl combine the pancake mix, eggs, oil, and water. Stir until just combined. Heat non-stick skillet over medium heat and place a very small amount of coconut oil in the pan. Scoop 1/3 cup of batter into pan and let cook until bubbles start appearing on the surface, 1-2 minutes. Cut a small hole in the corner of the baggie and squeeze out the mixture in a swirl pattern onto the pancake, making sure not to get too close to the edges. Cook for another minute. Flip quickly with a metal spatula and cook 1-2 minutes until pancake is cooked through. Transfer to a plate, wipe skillet completely clean, and repeat until all pancakes are made.