Protein heavy pancakes
I love pancakes.
Growing up in Canada sort of made that de rigueur.
Back in the '60's my Mom was quite ahead of her time as our pancakes were made from scratch (and not Aunt Jemima's mix - though, in truth, there's not a lot wrong with Aunt Jemima's!!) with buckwheat (instead of regular wheat), oil (instead of butter - of course, we now know that butter is best), the milk was skimmed, and of course, nothing substituted real Grade A Maple Syrup (and nothing ever should!). I judge very harshly an establishment that promises Maple Syrup but delivers the mock, sickly sweet substitute. Our Mom's pancakes were amazing.
However, I have adjusted these for our current requirements today - with a big nod to Joni for her experimentation and I'd have to say, these are amazing too.
Recipe for Protein Pancakes
3 organic or free-range eggs
1/4 cup full-fat Greek Yogurt
1/4 cup water
1 tsp vanilla essence (not flavour!)
1 tbsp chia seeds
1/4 cup almond flour
2 tsp melted butter
Maple Syrup to finish
Optional - handful of blueberries
2 tbsp toasted flaked almonds
Mix all the wet ingredients together using a hand whisk to smooth out yogurt lumps
Mix in dry ingredients and whisk together - not over-mixing
Brush a large nonstick skillet or griddle with butter and heat over medium-low heat. Add ¼ cupfuls of batter and cook until bubbly on top and golden on the bottom, about 4 minutes. Flip and cook until golden on the bottom, about 2 more minutes.
Finish with berries, almonds (if using) and as much Maple Syrup as you like!