The Weekend breakfast that fits right into your healthy lifestyle. To make habit changes mean that you very rarely go back to your old ways. Like, why would you ever consider store bought mixes when you can get whole grain delicious and easy-made pancakes at home?
For those with weigh loss goals, having a couple of these babies keeps you right on track. For weight loss you need, high fiber, high antioxidant and satisfying foods with good amounts of protein and a bit of healthy fats. Avoid eating too many and you should still be able to have that mid morning snack such as a papaya protein drink.
Cocoa Black Bean Pancakes
These are a fantastic breakfast and hep those on weight loss endeavors. High Fiber
Makes about 22 medium size pancakes
- 1 cup raw buckwheat groats
- 1 cup whole millet
- 1 cup black beans
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour
- 2 tablespoons millet flour or other whole grain flour
- 4 egg whites
- 3 tablespoons flax seeds or milled flax
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2-1/2 cups water
- 4-5 tablespoons organic buttermilk powder
- 3 tablespoons organic cocoa power
- 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin coconut or olive oil (can be omitted if desired)
- 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
This may be considered a double batch to some people, so you may wish to cut it in half. you will also need a big blender container to accommodate all of the ingredients;
1. Heat your griddle over medium heat and coat with healthy nonstick cooking spray ( i combine 1 tablespoon liquid lecithin with 1 cup vodka and shake. Pour into Misto spray bottle; shake before using.
2. Put all ingredients except baking soda and baking powder into a Vita Mix or other high speed blender. Blend on low for a minute, then on high for 30-45 seconds until smooth. Pulse in the baking soda and baking powder.
3. Pour batter onto hot griddle. Cook first side until bubbles appear across the whole pancake. Flip and cook 10-30 seconds (depends on the size).
My favorite basic pancake topping (reduces sugar content)
the following is ratio-based;make more or less for your needs
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon flax seed oil with lignans
Stir maple syrup and flax seed oil in a small bowl
Additional yummy topping that add more antioxidants and fiber:
1/4 cup thawed blue berries or raspberries per person
1/4 banana sliced, per person
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts or sliced almonds, per person