Almond Meal Pancakes and Raspberry Compote

Brinner

Brinner

Without a doubt, breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.  Breakfast, Brunch, Brinner… I’ll eat breakfast food any time of day!

Scrambled Eggs with Spinach and Garlic

Scrambled Eggs with Spinach and Garlic

I’ve been wanting to make buckwheat pancakes, but couldn’t find buckwheat flour at the store.  I decided to experiment with almond meal instead!  They didn’t hold their shape well, but they tasted delicious.  I whipped up a simple raspberry compote to serve on top, and made scrambled eggs with spinach and garlic to have on the side.

Pancakes, Eggs, and Compote

Pancakes, Eggs, and Compote

Almond Meal Pancakes

Serves 1

  • 1/2 cup almond meal**
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 banana, mashed
  • 1/2 cup soy or nut milk
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • Raspberry compote, recipe below

Stir together almond meal and baking powder in a large bowl.  Add banana and milk, and beat until smooth.

Melt coconut oil in a frying pan over medium high heat.  Pour batter into rounds, 1/3 cup at a time.  Flip the pancake when the batter starts to bubble.  Cook until both sides are golden brown.  Serve with raspberry compote.

**Almond meal can be replaced with buckwheat flour.

Almond Meal Pancakes

Almond Meal Pancakes

Raspberry Compote

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries

Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.  Stir in the brown sugar and lemon juice.  Cook until sugar dissolves.  Add berries and cook, tossing gently, until berries are warm and juices release, 2-3 minutes.  Serve warm.

Raspberry Compote

Raspberry Compote

I enjoyed this for a Tuesday evening Brinner (breakfast for dinner), before heading out to see the lighting of the Bay Bridge.  It was a great, simple meal before a fun night out in the city!  Such fun!

Another view

Another view

Check out Lindsey’s Almond Pulp Crackers for another exciting (and more successful) use for almond meal.

Happy Eating!

-C