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High Protein Oatmeal Pancakes with Sunbutter Syrup

A little Saturday Morning breakfast treat just in time for breakfast!

I seem to make pancakes A LOT!  And the reasons are simple..the largest one being that my children have the conventional notion (as most kids do) that breakfast should consist of some sort of some sort of grain and sugar, preferabably a warm, filling sweet grain dripping with more sticky sweet.  #thestruggleisreal

Ugh.  I get sick to my stomach just thinking about it.  But there is a silver lining, and I've had a lot of fun trying to find it, with multiple (yes, multiple from the looks of my recipe posts) options for pancakes.

Today, I wanted to ensure that our family's protein needs were being met, especially with no meat on the menu, I definitely don't want to start their day with only sugar and grain to drown their precious little cells in.  I want to make sure they have energy for the day with quality carbs, nourishing proteins and what's more...that it tastes as though they're not missing anything.

Protein serves many functions in the body....they are the building blocks of everything, making protein necessary.  While this serves a vegetarian breakfast, without the need for additional and typical sausage and bacon add ons, it is high in quality proteins, giving the body plenty of amino acids to build from.  Also, since I posted on prebiotics previously, I wanted to give some options of recipes that included them.

Protein Oatmeal Pancakes

1 c gluten free sourdough starter  (what?  you haven't made my starter yet?  Go here.  Why?  go here)

2 eggs   

1 tsp baking soda

2 tsp baking powder

dash salt

1 c quick oats(For regular oatmeal consumption I use rolled oats or even old fashioned oats, because it's less processed equaling greater nourishment.  For this recipe, quick oats because I wanted it to sort of "melt" into the batter so they couldn't tell)

2 T flaxmeal

Mix all together and then let it rest for 20 minutes.

Then, add 

1/3 c apple juice

1/4 c almond flour

1/3 c almond milk

1/3 c gluten free flour blend (could be made grain free, just add additional almond flour, or coconut flour)

Fry on a 350 griddle, flip and fry both sides.

 

Sunbutter Syrup

In a small soup pan combine:

1/4 c. sunbutter

1/4 c water

1 tsp cinnamon

2 T butter

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/8 c honey

1/2 c apple juice

1 T Frozen OJ concentrate

Bring to a small boil.  Serve over Protein Oatmeal Pancakes

 

This is how I ate mine:

High Protein Oatmeal Pancakes

 

The first bite was barely in his mouth and the little man gave them a big thumbs up with a whooping "MMMMMmmmm!"  Mission accomplished!

High Protein Oatmeal Pancakes


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