Banana Pancakes

{ Serves 4; makes 8 pancakes }

Hold the honey till you taste them. These pancakes come with their own natural sweetener inside: bananas. This recipe is the perfect example of how easy preparing raw foods can be: Blend up the batter just before you go to bed, place in the dehydrator, and breakfast is ready when you wake up in the morning.

Serve with applesauce, a fresh fruit of your choosing, a little Dairy Whipped Cream Topping, or a sweetener if you’re so inclined.

  • 4 large ripe bananas
  • ½ cup ground chia seeds (grind them in a large coffee grinder or buy them pre-ground)
  • 1 teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract
  1. In a high-speed blender or feed processor, combine all the ingredients and blend until smooth, pressing down with the tamper as you blend (if using a Vitamix), or scraping the sides once or twice if using a food processes.
  2. Using a ¼ cup measure, drop 8 mounds of the batter onto ParaFlexx sheets.
  3. Form them into pancake shapes that are about 3-inches in diameter and ½ inch thick (you’ll be using 2 sheets).
  4. Place on dehydrator trays and place in the dehydrator. Turn it to 115°F and dehydrate for 8-hours.
  5. Remove pancakes when fairly firm on the side and soft in the middle (they don’t need to be solid like cooked pancakes).

{ variations }

Cinnamon-Rasin Pancakes: Add ⅓ cup coarsely chopped raisins and ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon to the batter.

Chocolate Pancakes: Add 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder to the batter

Silver Dollar Pancakes: Use heaping tablespoonfuls of batter to form small pancakes, about 20 pancakes that are 1½ inches wide and ½ inch thick.

How to Make Perfectly Round Raw Pancakes

When you cook pancakes, the heat of the pan moves the batter around and does the work of forming a circle for you. Since you don’t have that heat, try this: scoop that batter with a flat-bottom ¼ cup measure, pour the batter onto your ParaFlexx sheets in mounds, and then gently rotate the bottom of the measuring cup over each mound to form a perfect circle.

Warm Regards,

Carol

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

CAROL ALT is a pioneer and chameleon in the entertainment industry; constantly on the lookout for new challenges. Since her days as the world’s most renowned Supermodel, Carol has gone on to be multi-award winning actor, successful entrepreneur, best-selling author on Raw Food and Nutrition, and the host of A Healthy You & Carol Alt on FOX News Channel.