A sweet tortilla or frittata, you ask? Yes, and it’s delicious and healthy! It’s the same basic concept of a pancake after all. In fact, the Dutch pannenkoeken and the German pfannkuchen are a flat version.
I love Dutch pancakes and need to make a Paleo version to enjoy at home. But in the meantime, I came up with this recipe. You can add any fruit you have on hand, such as berries, apples, bananas, pineapple… the ideas are endless.
And if you have a sweeter tooth than I, you can add some coconut sugar to the mixture before cooking or sprinkle it over top before serving. Experiment with spices and bring it to a new dimension!
- 5 eggs
- 2 egg whites, beaten until stiff peaks form
- 1 heaping cup apples, diced
- 2 bananas, peeled and sliced
- 1/4 cup desiccated coconut
- 2 back rashers/bacon, crumbled/diced (optional)
- 1 tablespoon coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch ground nutmeg
- coconut oil
- orange zest (for garnishing)
- lemon zest (for garnishing)
- Cook the back rashers or bacon and set aside. When they are cool enough to handle, dice with a pair of scissors or crumble, if using bacon.
- In a medium bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form, and set aside.
- In a large, beat the eggs and set aside. (I beat mine with the electric mixer to make them fluffier, but by hand is fine too).
- In an 8-inch frying pan over low heat, add a few teaspoons of coconut oil.
- Add the apple pieces, the cinnamon and nutmeg, and sauté about 1-2 minutes. Remove from pan.
- In the same pan, add a bit more coconut oil, and sauté the banana slices, just until they are starting to become golden and caramelise, about 2 minutes. Remove from pan.
- Add the prepared apples, prepared bananas, back rasher bits, desiccated coconut, and coconut flour to the whole egg mixture. With a few swirls of the spatula, blend well.
- Fold in the egg whites and mix until well blended.
- In the same frying pan as before, add about 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, and heat over low heat.
- Add the tortilla/frittata mixture and spread out across the pan, by swirling the pan or spreading with a spatula.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Then with the help of a flat plate or flat cover, cover the pan and flip the tortilla over and slide (uncooked side down) back into the frying pan.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes on this side.
- Flip again, if necessary to ensure it’s fully cooked.
- Slide onto a serving plate and garnish with some lemon and orange zest, if desired.
- Serve warm or cold.