Muscle Fuel Pancakes

I love pancakes….. Not as much as coconut obviously, but a fair bit. OMG! Coconut pancakes!?!? How did this not occur to me until now…. Next Sunday, it will happen, stay tuned. Sorry, back on track, pancakes are delicious but usually loaded with sugar and white flour which we know is like eating kindergarten grade glue. These ones I adapted from a recipe I saw on Fitness in the City and thought it looked pretty special! Very high in protein, sugar free and the carrot makes them taste a little bit like carrot cake! Delicious and useful because Carrots are full of beta-carotene which helps to reduce the risk of cancer, low in carbohydrates and full of vitamins C, K and B6. Health-promoting minerals found in carrots include potassium, calcium and manganese. Leaving the skins on ensures you get all the great nutrients found in the skin as well.

1 grated carrot
3 eggs
1/2 cup almond meal
1 cup coconut milk (or milk of your choice)
1/2 cup flavourless protein powder
2 tbsp coconut oil
4 tbsp coconut flour (you could use more almond meal instead)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
Pinch salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cloves
OPTIONAL- stevia or honey to taste

Topping-
1 cup frozen mixed berries
1 cup coconut milk (or milk of your choice)
1 tbs nut butter
Stevia or honey to taste – optional

Mix all pancake ingredients together well and spoon into a hot pan. Cook as you would regular pancakes. Add all the topping ingredients to a small saucepan and heat gently over a low heat until all combined and berries are warm. You can add more milk if you need to. Spoon berry sauce over the pancake stack and eat while they are hot!

Seriously, look at these and tell me you don’t want to eat them right now!!

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6 thoughts on “Muscle Fuel Pancakes

  1. sara says:

    I usually think pancakes are a bit boring, bland and about as exciting (and as unhealthy) as eating cardboard…but these looks amazingly healthy and amazingly delicious! will definitely have to try them

  2. Thanks Sara! Glad these excite you more than cardboard πŸ˜‰

  3. We usually use whole wheat flour but these will be what we try next time pancakes are on the menu! Thanks for the great recipe.

  4. No problem @thefarmerstaft. Thanks for checking out the recipes πŸ™‚

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