Who says you can't have pancakes and still eat healthily!! I love me some pancakes and sure the real deal is ok once in a while but honestly, I don't feel so great anymore after eating huge stacks of pancakes with butter and syrup (although it sounds dreamy!) My body is just...well....different. And I am ok with that!
While meal planning for some friends I knew they wanted some of their tried and true breakfast treats and I didn't want to discourage them from their new found healthy lifestyle so...
Insert Fit Pancakes! They may not be as fluffy as their conventional counterparts but they are filled with nutrient dense ingredients so you don't get that sugar spike and crash when you eat them. Instead, you will feel full and satisfied until your next meal. They have a bite to them with the old-fashioned oats blended in and the cacao nibs are an added bonus of sweetness.
Plus this one batch I was able to make 18 pancakes! What?! Oh yes! I measured them in a 1/4 measuring cup to keep them portion sized and I got 18!! Talk about getting your money worth! I definitely froze most of them as 2 pancakes count as 1 serving. From the freezer, you can pop them in the toaster oven for a quick snack or savory weekend breakfast treat!
Let's talk toppings!! Fresh fruit is a must. I also like to heat up frozen berries and use their juice in place of syrup. Trust me you won't even miss the syrup! You can also drizzle any nut butter you like and add a cup of yogurt for protein. I am drooling just typing this.......are you?! oh....and add a dash of cinnamon!
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2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal (I use Bob's Red Mill GF)
1 large ripe banana
1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any milk you use)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp coconut oil
Salt and Cinnamon to sprinkle
Cacao Nibs (optional)
1. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor.
2. Blend well.
3. Heat a sprayed (or nonstick) skillet over medium heat.
4. Pour 1/4 cup portions onto the pan. (add cacao nibs here is desired)
5. Look for edges to cook or turn light brown, then flip.
6. Cook additional 2 minutes.
7. Add desired toppings and enjoy!