When we think about healthy foods, usually pancakes are not the first thing that comes to mind. White flour and sugary syrup are both inflammatory foods that I avoid. I've said it many times and it's worth repeating: This is not about depriving yourself but instead, about creating new healthier habits. So, toss out everything your Grandparent's taught you about pancake making.
There is a healthier and yes, EQUALLY DELICIOUS way to make flapjacks and they won't give you that heavy…‘I just ate a battleship' feeling like the traditional recipe. Here's the recipe I hope your family adopts and passes along to future generations so that healthy becomes the tradition.
Yields 4 pancakes (2 servings)
- 1 cup slow-cooked oats (raw/uncooked)
- 1/2 cup cottage cheese
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup blueberries
- 2 tablespoons unrefined coconut oil
- 4 teaspoons 100% pure maple syrup
1. Place oats, cottage cheese, eggs, cinnamon, and vanilla in a blender.
2. Blend 1 – 2 minutes.
3. Fold in blueberries (save a few for garnish).
4. Melt coconut oil in large skillet over medium heat.
5. Pour batter, making 4 pancakes into skillet and cook for 2 – 3 minutes each side (could take a little longer).
6. Top with fresh blueberries and maple syrup.
You can top these with fresh blueberries, a drizzle of 100% Maple Syrup or a dollop of full-fat Greek yogurt if you like. Also, I like to add a little cinnamon to mine sometimes. Hope your family enjoys these as much as my family does.
Yours in Health,
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