Friday, July 13, 2012
I have been reading some articles about going grain-free. I haven't jumped on this band wagon, but what I have read has inspired my to cut back the grains I am eating, especially wheat.
(If you want to learn more about these ideas I recommend this Blog & this Article.)
I have been cooking regular food with grain alternative ingredients. Here is a pancake I came up with that is super yummy & does taste like a brownie! It's good for you too.
This is more of method rather than a recipe.
In one bowl combine 3/4 of a scoop of whey protein powder, 1/2 tsp. baking powder, 2 tbs. coconut flour, 1 tb. unsweeted baking cocoa powder, 1-3 tsp. of sweetener. (I use Truvia because it is all natural)
In another bowl beat one egg with 2tbs. milk (I use almond or coconut milk), dash of vanilla and a tsp. of oil (I use coconut oil - melted)
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients (as my mama always told me to do). Add more milk as necessary to get a pancake batter consistency. Then cook on a griddle or frying pan like your usual pancakes. They are great alone, or with some berries. I just heat up some frozen berries in the microwave as shown below.
YUM!! Lots of fiber, protein & healthy fats! I know they are pretty good because my daughter
asks for them and she never asks for any of my "healthy food"!
This version is made without the cocoa powder and 3 tbs. of coconut flour. It's more like a plain pancake.
Give it a try and let me know how they turn out!