Creative endeavors every M-W-F.
Here’s a fiber-rich alternative to pancake mix – flaxseed pancakes.
This recipe is the most basic I found – flour less and sugar less.
Here’s a copy of the recipe, but doubled, so it makes 2 servings (about 2 large pancakes or 4 small pancakes).
1/2 cup flaxseed
2 tbsp heavy cream (I just used regular cream)
2 tsp melted butter
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Simply mix together all the ingedients with a whisk – batter should be a bit runny. Cook on a lightly greased skillet as you would any pancake recipe. Drop batter on surface large spoonfulls.
Cook until each side is lightly browned.
I have to be honest, it tastes like… nothing! But you won’t notice it if you eat it with pancake syrup (we use a sugar-free one), fruit jam, or cream cheese. Maybe for the next batch I’ll try adding a teaspoon of sugar, and a dash of cinnamon.
I used an egg-shaper to make a heart pancake.
How cute is this.
You can get flaxseed from Healthy Options.
[Flaxseed] owes its primary healthy reputation to three of them:
- Omega-3 essential fatty acids, “good” fats that have been shown to have heart-healthy effects. Each tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains about 1.8 grams of plant omega-3s.
- Lignans, which have both plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities. Flaxseed contains 75 to 800 times more lignans than other plant foods.
- Fiber. Flaxseed contains both the soluble and insoluble types.
It’s tempting to think of flaxseed as a super food because of its many potential health benefits. But keep in mind there is no magic food or nutrient that guarantees improved health. What matters is consistently making great dietary choices as part of an overall healthy lifestyle.
“Broken” – half with syrup, the other with herb cream cheese.