Pancakes are a favorite breakfast food in our family. Although well aware that traditional pancakes are not a very healthy way to start the day, I decided to experiment in the kitchen to create a healthier version of pancakes that my kids would still enjoy. Here is the winning recipe:
1 cup of oatmeal
¾ cup of milk (whatever type of milk your family uses: cow, goat, coconut, soy, almond, etc)
1 Tablespoon Hemp Seed
1 Tablespoon Maca Powder
2 eggs (if you don’t eat eggs, you can substitute chia seeds)
½ teaspoon vanilla
Sprinkle of cinnamon
Coconut oil (for cooking in pan)
Throw all ingredients except coconut oil into a blender. Blend on medium speed for approximately a minute or until pancake batter is smooth.
Melt small amount of coconut oil in pan over medium heat. Scoop the batter onto the pan, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve topped with your favorite fruit.
Recipe yields about 6 pancakes.
Extras: And just for fun you can play with the recipe and try adding in various ingredients to alter both flavor and nutritional value.
- Cacao nibs
- Nuts such as almonds, walnuts, or pecans
- Seeds such as pumpkin or sunflower
- Coconut flakes
- Also try topping with cashew nut cream. Yum!
Sarah is a crunchy mama to three boys with a fourth on the way. Her family feels blessed to currently live abroad in the Netherlands and enjoy exploring all it has to offer.