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Avocado & Bacon Pancakes

Creamy avocado, savory bacon, fresh parsley, and a hint of tart lemon make these gluten-free Avocado & Bacon Pancakes a meal that will satisfy all your senses – and are perfect for a fall evening or a cool & crisp fall morning.

Avocado & Bacon Pancakes - The recipe for these delicious, gluten free, savory (no sugar) pancakes can be found at http://RunninSrilankan.com

Sugar, I LOVE it, and I hate that I love it so.
When I was a young one in Sri Lanka, I didn’t consume vast quantities of soda or candy, but, I hate to admit that when my cousin and I got together, we would eat sugar by the spoonful when no-one was looking. Fast forward to adulthood and sometimes I’d catch myself thinking “what’s for dessert?” when most people were thinking “what’s for dinner?” Yes – I’m that person that wouldn’t turn down dessert after breakfast, and sometimes even indulge in it for breakfast. When I was brainstorming blog names back in 2013, my first choice was “Running on Dessert” – but, someone had beaten me to it!

Avocado & Bacon Pancakes - The recipe for these delicious, gluten free, savory (no sugar) pancakes can be found at http://RunninSrilankan.com

Then a few days ago, I stumbled on this article by Anahad O’Connor in the Food section of the New York Times “How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat” and then a friend shared a trailer to the movie “Fed Up” on Facebook, and, all I’ve gotta say is gosh darn, I wish I could squelch my sweet tooth, like I squelched that spider!

This past week, I have been trying to give my body a break from refined sugar and most other sugars (with the exception of a few natural, zero sugar sweeteners). And it’s been hard! So Hard! Yesterday when I saw this Hummingbird Cake, I wanted to throw my proverbial towel in and break my sugar-fast by sending my drone up to grab a slice of that cake. But then the clip in that trailer showing the similarities in effects of sugar and cocaine on our brains made me squelch my drone and whip up these pancakes instead. 

Avocado & Bacon Pancakes - The recipe for these delicious, gluten free, savory (no sugar) pancakes can be found at http://RunninSrilankan.com

These Avocado & Bacon Pancakes aren’t anything fancy, they are savory and do not contain any sugar in them and as I used coconut flour, they are also gluten free. They do take a little while longer to cook than these Yogurt Oatmeal Pancakes did, but, you can still whip up 4 of them in less than 30 minutes. But y’all, that bacon combined with avocado and lemon and parsley make these pancakes a wonderfully sensory-satisfying dinner or breakfast!

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Avocado & Bacon Pancakes - The recipe for these delicious, gluten free, savory (no sugar) pancakes can be found at http://RunninSrilankan.com

Avocado & Bacon Pancakes

Yield: 4 pancakes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 28 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes

Creamy avocado, savory bacon, fresh parsley, and a hint of tart lemon make these gluten-free Avocado & Bacon Pancakes a meal that will satisfy all your senses - and are perfect for a fall evening or a cool & crisp fall morning.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 avocado - mashed well
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 2 strips bacon cooked
  • coconut oil/olive oil

Instructions

  1. Add the coconut flour, salt and baking soda together and stir well
  2. Then add in the eggs, mashed avocado, coconut milk and lemon juice and whisk till all ingredients are well combined
  3. Add in the parsley and chop 1 of the strips of bacon up and add it to the mix
  4. Grease a frying pan with coconut oil and place it over a low-medium flame
  5. When the pan is hot, drop 3 tablespoons or a ladle of mix onto pan
  6. Cook for 4 minutes on one side, then flip the pancake and cook it for 3-4 minutes on the other side too
  7. Repeat with the rest of the mix - should make 4 pancakes
  8. When all the pancakes are made, chop up the other slice of bacon and garnish pancakes with bacon and parsley.

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*Please note, I am not a nutritionist or dietician and all opinions expressed here in are just my opinions. We all have the freedom to make our own choices and my post is just to inspire, inform and maybe convince you to try these pancakes. Here’s to making choices that make you feel good in your skin, my friends.

Avocado & Bacon Pancakes - The recipe for these delicious, gluten free, savory (no sugar) pancakes can be found at http://RunninSrilankan.com

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Tuesday 20th of September 2016

Hey Shashi! :-)

You're not the only one who would eat spoonfuls of sugar when no one was looking. I did that too when I was younger! Lol

Avocado in a pancake, now this is just pure genius! Love it!

Tandy | Lavender and Lime

Tuesday 20th of September 2016

Yesterday I met someone who is actually allergic to sugar! I know I would love these pancakes :)

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

Monday 19th of September 2016

Lol, I'm pretty sure there are worse things you could be addicted to than sugar, right?! I'm thinking you should use that mentality. But then again, I'm a terrible influence! ;) I'd be the one telling you it's okay to have a slice of cake for breakfast... as long as you don't eat the whole cake. But I also just think life is SO short. It should be enjoyed. So maybe you should just indulge in sugar only on the weekends? If you really love it that much, there has to be a better answer than cutting it out of your life completely, right? But, I haven't seen that trailer. Hmm. I donno! I ramble. Sorry. <3 Anyways, I LOVE these pancakes, Shashi!! That green color is fabulous! I've never had avocado IN my pancake before!!!! Totally genius, as always! Plus bacon to boot? Breakfast winning, my friend!! Cheers! xo

Shashi

Tuesday 20th of September 2016

Hahaha - I so LOVE how you think! Cheyanne - if it wasn't a health issue I wouldn't ever give up sugar - ever! I too, am a huge believer in life being too short not to pass on dessert! But this time I've gotta stick it out - I've got one more week of this "sugar cleanse" and then am so back to maple syrup, coconut sugar and all that jazz! Life is indeed better on the sweet side! Thanks so much for your thoughtful comment sweet friend and congrats on your new ride! xoxo

allie @ Through Her Looking Glass

Monday 19th of September 2016

Hey girl - happy Monday- I am so impressed you are taking a break from sugar this week. I need a break too, and it wasn't even my birthday. (Belated happy birthday!!!) Every week or two I do a fast/cleanse but I wouldn't have to do it so often if I laid off the sugar more! Your pancakes look so awesome Shashi. I am such a fan of avocado and never would have dreamed to put them in my pancakes. But why not??? With the bacon, this is an incredible savory treat that will please the whole family! Charlie begs for green pancakes on St. Patty's Day - I think I'll bookmark this recipe for March! Have a wonderful week my friend. XO

Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

Saturday 17th of September 2016

I usually can(NOT) live without the sugar! Just love desserts, can't help it. I cannot imagine my life without sugar. Green is my thing! :) And these avocado pancakes are making me drool. And the good news is that I've just bought a big bag of avocado and was wondering what I should do with it. Now I know Thanks for the inspiration.