As you all probably know I usually have a protein smoothie for breakfast. But I saw this recipe the other day when I was scrolling through Facebook and had to give it a try. And they did not disappoint.
So I kept the recipe the same as the original from Nest and Glow however I needed more water than they said to use, as it was super thick and my blender was having trouble mixing it all together. I also added in some cinnamon as I just love the flavour. Feel free to click here for the original recipe but keep reading to see my very slight adapted version.
So normally when we think of pancakes we think sugar, eggs, milk and flour and whilst they can be delicious they are not that healthy for you, and sadly they aren't vegan. But here we are with a yummy recipe which is also healthy. These pancakes are free of wheat, nuts, dairy, eggs, oil and butter so it is perfect for those on a whole food plant-based diet. Or those who just want to eat healthier.
These pancakes are high in plant protein as they have red split lentils, oats and flax seeds in them. Which I know sounds weird for a pancake but don't knock it until you try it. Approximately one serving (4 pancakes/half of this recipe) has 18g of protein, which is amazing for something so yummy and "unhealthy" looking.
The only downside to this recipe is that you can't make it on a whim. This is because the lentils either need to be soaked overnight or placed in hot water for an hour. They will then cook in the pan and be safe to eat. But because of this soaking, you do need to be prepared and think ahead for when you want them.
On the original recipe, they mention that these pancakes can be a bit dry on there own so you may need something wet to go with them. I don't think I've ever had pancakes without something on top of them, so this didn't really matter to me. And I actually didn't think they were any drier than a "normal" pancake. I topped mine with date syrup and berries but feel free to choose any topping you please.
Depending on what size pancakes you make this recipe with make approximately 8 pancakes. This enough for 2 people as a meal, or for 3-4 people as more of a snack.
1/2 cup red split lentils
1 cup Rolled oats
2 Bananas (medium)
2 tbsp Flaxseed (linseed)
1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
1 cup of water
1 tsp cinnamon
Date syrup (to top)
Berries (to top)
Soak the lentils overnight or for at least an hour in boiling water
Rinse and drain the lentil, then add to a blender or food processor with all the other ingredients (excluding the date syrup and berries that with go on top).
Blend until all combined, around 2-3minutes.
Pour in some batter into a non-stick frying pan
Spread out the batter to the desired thickness, size and shape.
Cook the batter for about 2 minutes until it starts to bubble on top and has gone darker.
Flip the pancake and cook it on the other side for another 2 minutes.
Serve straight away with the date syrup and berries on top.
I hope you like this recipe as much as I did. Feel free to share photographs of the pancakes you have made.
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