I don’t know about you, but I just love pancakes! They are such a fun way to get the day started and guess what… They CAN be made healthy. There are many alternatives to just buying the premixed pancake mixes sold at grocery stores that lack nutrients, fiber, and protein!
This is one of my all-time favorite pancake recipes because it’s low in sugar, high in protein, makes plenty of leftovers for the week, and is always a crowd-pleaser (even for the kiddos!). Everyone can join in on the pancake party because these are egg-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free!
I have added hemp protein powder to this recipe which makes them more satisfying and fulfilling so that you are not hungry within an hour of your breakfast. Protein is such an essential macro-nutrient. It’s not only necessary for muscle repair (especially for my active ladies), but it increases satiation and metabolic functions. most people lack adequate protein, particularly at breakfast. if you’re just eating a bowl of cereal or toast with jam and running out the door, then your blood sugar levels will spike and then you will feel a crash not long after and hunger will peep in.
These pancakes are a balanced meal with healthy fats, and carbohydrates and pack 12g of protein!
Let’s break down the benefits:
- HEMP is a complete protein, containing all nine essential amino acids that humans need from food. Unlike other plant-based protein powders, research shows that 91–98% of the protein in ground hemp seed is digestible. This means that your body can easily use almost all of the amino acids in hemp protein powder for important bodily functions, such as repair and maintenance.
- FLAX SEED packs fiber to help regulate those bowels and balance blood sugar levels. Rich in Omega 3s which is an essential fatty acid that offers lubrication to joints and tissue support, and supports hormonal health.
- MAPLE SYRUP Pure Maple Syrup undergoes little processing and contains several essential minerals like Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, and Zinc. It is rich in antioxidants and a good source of energy
Here is what you will need:
- stove access
- non-stick frying pan
- bowl (large)
- bowl (small)
- wooden spoon
- measuring cups
- measuring spoons
Hemp Protein Pancakes
- 1 & 1/4 cup gluten free flour (Bob's red mill 1-1) large
- 3/4 cup hemp protein
- 1/4 cup ground flax seed
- 1 & 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 2 & 1/2 cup nut milk
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- *optional add in: cinnamon, lemon zest, chocolate chips
- Mix all dry ingredients: gluten-free flour, hemp protein, ground flax, baking powder, soda, sea salt in a large bowl
- In a separate small bowl mix wet ingredients:nut milk, maple syrup and vanilla
- Turn oven on to 200 F,or turn on the stovetop warmer. As you finish the pancakes, you can add pancakes into a oven safe dish to keep them warm.
- Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients, pour a little at a time the liquid into the well and stir with a wooden spoon, gradually add more liquid and continue stirring until all is mixed well. The dough should be thick, but if it's not pourable add up to 1 cup of water, pour in slowly until desired consistency. *every hemp protein powder is different so it may vary on the brand!
- Turn stove top, medium low heat, add some coconut oil or spray. Heat coconut oil in frying pan over med heat and pour pancake mix. Cook until brown on bottom flip and brown other side. Place in oven to keep warm.
- coconut yogurt
- nut butter
- cacao nibs
- maple syrup
Enjoy this delicious and healthy breakfast recipe!
**These are also a great meal prep option because they are freezer friendly. Just pop them into the toaster on busy mornings and add your toppings!
**Hemp Protein Powder Options:
- Together Hemp Co use code ‘mellyfitnutrition10’ for 10% off at checkout
- Manitoba Harvest
NUTRITIONAL INFO (per serving-small pancake size) 250 calories, 9 g of sugar, 12 g Protein, 8 g of fat, 6 g fiber, 36 g carbs
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