Today's fabulously healthy recipe came about because I needed to find a way to cut grains way down if not completely out of my diet. I thought this would be easy because I don't eat a lot of bread, but I live in Asia for crying out loud... RICE, RICE, RICE... it's everywhere and then there are the heaps of delicious noodles all over the place!! AHHHHHHH!!!!! As I began to pay closer attention to my diet (marking down everything via My Fitness Pal), I realized that I was CARB heavy and this was making me plain old heavy. I sought out a nutritionist who asked me to move to just one serving of grains a day.... sure, you think it's easy until you try. That meant no more bread, rice, noodles, wraps, sushi (sashimi is still okay) and the list goes on. I was finding it hard until I stumbled upon quinoa flour and garbanzo bean flour here in the grocery store. I quickly bought a small bag of each and got to searching online.
Most recipes seemed for savoury pancakes but I wanted a sweat variety and I stumbled upon this blog and the delicious recipe.
Here are the ingredients I used... I also added a little cinnamon and vanilla for extra flavour:
The batter looked a little runny but puffed up light and fluffy in the pan.
I used organic coconut oil for cooking with as it's a healthier option than canola oil etc.
There they are... yummy, fluffy, filling and delicious pancakes with a pat of butter and real Canadian maple syrup. The whole thing was about 450 calories total and kept me going until about 3 in the afternoon... I was surprised how filling.
The recipe found on the blog I've linked you to was the one I used. It makes two large pancakes, so adjust to the number of people you are serving. I think part of the reason I enjoyed this recipe so much was because it was intended for a single person really... a big, delicious, hearty breakfast with little mess or fuss and no leftovers!